Sam Ponder kept her pregnancy out of the press, but now she and her husband, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, have gone public with a photo of their first child.Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder was born earlier this summer. Yesterday, Sam shared a photo of the new family on Instagram.See also:"Ponde ... More >>
Last night, Mankato police arrested 21-year-old Trevor Shelley in connection with the Sunday morning altercation that left former Minnesota State University linebacker Isaac Kolstad in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury and former Gophers starting quarterback Philip Nelson charged with ... More >>
Gay athletes are finally coming out, but Chris Kluwe's fight isn't over
The 8-2 Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten games and will play its biggest game in years tomorrow when it hosts arch-rival Wisconsin (the Badgers are also 8-2). SEE ALSO: Gophers football fan photobombs ESPN camera during Stanford basketball game [IMAGE] In advance of the big gam ... More >>
During a recent game against Nebraska, University of Minnesota baseball players pulled off one of the most awesome videobombs we've ever seen.SEE ALSO: Cute Vikings fans photobombed at Lambeau by middle finger-flipping Packers backer [PHOTO]While head coach John Anderson was doing an interview with ... More >>
The more things change... the more they stay the same?SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe betrayed: Punter quits writing for PiPress following paper's Vote Yes editorial No doubt, Chris Kluwe is irreplaceable, but it appears new Vikings punter Jeff Locke has a lot in common with the man whose job he took.
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>
On the list of top-earning University of Minnesota employees for fiscal year 2012, University President Eric Kaler comes in a distant third.See Also:- When it comes to U salaries, Tubby, Blake-Davis top Bruininks- Minnesota universities join the rest of the nation in plying presidents with CEO salar ... More >>
When Christian Ponder told C.J. last month that "football is my girlfriend," we called B.S. No professional athlete as young, successful, rich, and single as the Vikes QB is going to content themselves snuggling up with a pigskin for too long.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian P ... More >>
There are lots of reasons a person might become involved in criminal activities -- mental illness, depression, desperation, and so forth.But Chris Miller had a pretty unique justification for robbing Bremer Bank on Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday. A former Division 1 college foot ... More >>
Late yesterday, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office announced that 22-year-old University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley died due to an enlarged heart.Tinsley had a condition called cardiomegaly, more commonly known as an enlarged heart, which can be developed temporarily becaus ... More >>
The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... More >>
Jerry Kill finally got some good news this morning.Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is having a rough year. In his first season with the Gophers, Kill's team is 1-6, with colossal losses against Big Ten rivals and embarrassing failures against minor football schools.Much more important, the lo ... More >>
The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up
Because nothing says "Let's get ready for some college football!" like a vintage 1986 R&B jam, the University of Minnesota decided to pair up footage of Goldy the Gopher running around the TCF Stadium with the music video for Midnight Star's "Midas Touch" to create one of the weirdest promo v ... More >>
Where does Goldy go to grab cheap game-day grub?A reader writes: I remember when Benchwarmer Bob's was still open. They would offer $0.50 burgers during the Gopher football games. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that offers such specials during the Gopher Games anymore?
The former Roseville Area football star met a tragic endSean Matti, the Purdue college student and former Roseville Area High School football star missing in Indiana, has been found dead this morning. He was 22. Authorities pulled Matti's body from Lake Freeman, near Monticello, where he was ... More >>
Tim Brewster says he feels your pain.Tim Brewster's biggest fans today can mostly be found in Vermillion, S.D. But back home, the Gophers' football coach has a target on his back after Saturday's humiliating 41-38 loss to the FBS Coyotes, and a previous skin-of-the-teeth victory at Middle Ten ... More >>
A booze-free zoneTCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being. Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>
Basketball and business appear to be worth more to the University of Minnesota than its president.
Salamon is the third Gophers football player to find himself on the wrong side of the law in the past two weeks.
More than any question, Digg members were interested in that speeding ticket Peterson earned a few weeks ago.
It looks like U2 fans planning to attend their show next summer at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota will have to do some football-style tailgating before heading into the show if they plan to be liquored up for the epic performance.
Narrow Saturday win over D-IAA South Dakota State begs the question.
Gophers get state-of-the-art arena, but at what price?
Reason #1: Because Brett Favre is the very best and very worst at something... at the same time.
Hubert's -- What will become of thee?
The St. Paul-based line judge dishes on officiating in the NFL since 1986.
The Vikings blew it; the Gophers got axed, the Twins lost Neshek for all of next season, the T-wolves losing streak hits EIGHT. Thank god for the Wild.
The Gophers win; the Wild collapse; Sarah Palin's carpet injures a goalie; Vikings allegedly benched on banned substances.
Yes, Tim Brewster has only had one year, has NFL coaching experience, and is regarded as a top-notch recruiter. Just hear me out.
On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome
The grand experiment of BTI comes to a close this weekend. Thus far, I've picked more winners than losers just once in eight weeks. Can any other prognosticator provide you more reliability--and for free? Overall mark? 51-66-3. Put your bookies on speed dial because here are this week's picks...
Hey folks. Bucking the idiot would have put you 9-5-1 in games last week, which would still only be the third-best outcome in the four times we've toted it up thus far. For those keeping score, my season mark now stands at 25-34-1, and if you excise the inexplicable hiccup from two weeks back, when ... More >>
What makes Sid Hartman cry?
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
How sports are wrecking schools.
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.