Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
Today, the Vikings announced the signing of former University of Minnesota linebacker and 2009 defensive captain Simoni Lawrence.Lawrence's return to Minnesota following a successful stint in the CFL is a feel-good story, unless you're Karla Rehberg, the 57-year-old Whittier resident Lawrence crunch ... More >>
The Vikings have released information about ticket prices for games at TCF Bank Stadium, and unsurprisingly, going to a game won't be as cheap as it was at the Metrodome.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsThe cheapest single-game ticket at TCF Stadium ... More >>
Today, the Associated Press published a piece listing a reason to watch each of the 35 college football bowl games coming up between now and the BCS National Championship on January 6.SEE ALSO: Jerry Kill to Jim Souhan: "Kiss my ass"The piece, written by Ralph Russo, offers mostly serious reasons to ... More >>
Simoni Lawrence's professional football career seems to be going pretty well these days. This season, the 24-year-old 2009 defensive co-captain of the Gophers football team had 52 tackles and three interceptions as a linebacker for the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team that made ... More >>
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 >>
Minnesota @GopherFootball photobomb in Stanford student section vs. BYU basketball on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/0Inrs7BqKQ-- Todd Erickson (@quick_slant) November 12, 2013 The Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten contests and will be playing its biggest game in at least a decade a wee ... More >>
In a statement released this afternoon, University of Minnesota officials announced Jerry Kill will be taking a leave of absence from coaching the Gophers football team to focus on his epilepsy treatment.RELATED: Star Tribune apologizes for Jim Souhan column about Coach Kill's epileptic seizures As ... More >>
After Gophers football coach Jerry Kill collapsed at halftime during a September game against Western Illinois, some hoped it would be the only time his epilepsy made front-page news this season.But Saturday morning, Kill suffered another seizure, and stayed home in Minnesota while his team traveled ... More >>
Jeff Dubay hasn't quit Twitter, as he threatened to do after taking a lot of 140-character heat for calling global warming a "left wing conspiracy" on his ESPN 1500 radio show last month. In fact, his latest Twitter imbroglio might be his most lively yet.SEE ALSO: Dave Ryan's Twitter rant leads to ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --On his 1500 ESPN radio show today, Jeff Dubay directly addressed the shot Bob Collins took at him on Twitter this morning.THE BACKSTORY: MPR's Bob Collins takes cocaine shot at Jeff Dubay after Dubay calls for Kill's resignationCollins, MPR's news blogger, tweeted: "If the face ... More >>
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill has said that last year's game against Michigan State, when a seizure forced him to miss the second half, was "the worst thing that's ever happened to me."During Saturday's game against Western Illinois, it happened again. See Also: - Coaches Tubby Smith and Jerry ... More >>
On the afternoon of March 19, 57-year-old Karla Rehberg was driving westbound on I-94 through downtown Minneapolis near the 11st Street exit when she saw traffic in front of her braking to a stop. She followed suit -- only to get rear-ended by a flashy white Camaro.The force of the impact propelled ... More >>
Rep. Gene Pelowski, D-Winona, is chair of the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, so it's not like he's just another voice in the wilderness when it comes to the University of Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries University of Minnesota's female orgasm event And at a time when ... More >>
Tubby Smith's had no stronger supporter in the Twin Cities news media than the venerable Sid Hartman.SEE ALSO:-- Tubby Smith's camp "furious" after coach first learns of U of M firing from news reports-- Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO] The ... More >>
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 >>
A December 28 Wall Street Journal report raised questions about the amount of money the U of M is spending on administrative costs at an unfortunate time - the university is seeking $91.6 million from the legislature for the next two years, a 8.4 funding increase over the current biennium.SEE ALSO:- ... 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 >>
Booze sales at TCF Bank Stadium seem to have been a win-win both for the U of M's athletics department and for police.SEE ALSO: Beer sales at TCF Bank Stadium means Gophers football finally leads Big Ten in something Not only did booze sales bring in nearly a million bucks, but the Gophers' 2012 hom ... More >>
As Michael Rand notes on his RandBall blog, there are reasons for the U of M to be excited about being selected to play in the December 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- "It means a primetime bowl appearance on a Friday night, on ESPN, with no other televised bowl competition" and "It means a c ... More >>
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Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory about Minnesota without ever becoming full-time residen ... 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 >>
Authorities are treating the death of Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley as "suspicious," University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said at a press conference this afternoon. Hestness says there was nothing about the scene to suggest a crime had been committed, but "the death of a young athle ... More >>
The U of M ranked 20th overall in spending on college sports. Talk about getting little on-field bang for the buck. A Memphis Business Journal analysis indicates that during the 2010-11 academic year, the University of Minnesota spent $17 million on its football program -- the 36th most out of an ... More >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
The guard in the pink jacket tried to fight... pretty much everyone.The University of Minnesota football team actually won a big game on Saturday, stealing a late win over a pretty decent University of Iowa team.As the seconds counted down on the 22-21 comeback victory, Minnesota students, finall ... More >>
Jerry Kill will take "some time" off to treat his seizures.Jerry Kill will seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for his seizures, which have continued to reoccur since he suffered one on the sidelines at the end of Minnesota's game against San Diego State.Last week, Kill announced that he'd had somethin ... More >>
Jerry Kill is tougher than you are.Minnesota coach Jerry Kill brought the college football world to standstill a couple weeks ago with a seizure at the end of the U's close loss to New Mexico State. There were questions on whether he, and the team, could bounce back from such a scary moment. Answ ... More >>
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 >>
Jerry Kill's seizure brought the game to a stunned, 10-minute silence.Jerry Kill's first home game as head coach of University of Minnesota football team came to a scary end when Kill suffered a seizure with less than a minute left in the team's 28-21 loss to New Mexico State. Moments after the G ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
The Metrodome is out of service, so the Vikes will move across the river.Are you ready for some outdoor football? The Metrodome is still torn and frayed from the blizzard, so the Minnesota Vikings are going to host the Chicago Bears at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Monday ... More >>
Jerry Kill is not Tubby Smith.Back on September 25, Jerry Kill and his Northern Illinois Huskies handed the Gophers their third straight home loss of the season. Now Kill is coming back to try and give Minnesota a hand out of the ditch. The university will officially announce its way-off-the ... More >>
The home of rank capitalism.The University of Wisconsin has the kind of problem we wish we had with the University of Minnesota: How to dispose of Rose Bowl tickets in a fair and decent manner. For now, we'll just watch from a distance. It's quite a game, too. Some 5,800 student tickets went ... More >>
Tim Brewster has been fired.University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster was kicked out of his job Sunday, a day after the Gophers lost 28-17 at Purdue. Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton has now been handed the responsibility of salvaging the team's 1-6 season, while Brewster rides of ... More >>
Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle
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 >>
TCF Stadium ticket sales are weakSwanky new stadiums only go so far: The University of Minnesota is reporting that it's having a hard time selling tickets to students to watch their very own Golden Gophers ahead of the 2010 season, just a year after the same seats sold out well in advance. Th ... More >>
Good news for Gophers fans and stadium-goers looking to get their booze on in TCF Stadium: a bill that would allow stadium vendors to sell alcohol passed through the Senate Finance Committee yesterday and is heading toward the full chamber.University regents originally wanted beer and liquor to b ... More >>
Salamon is the third Gophers football player to find himself on the wrong side of the law in the past two weeks.
Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.
Narrow Saturday win over D-IAA South Dakota State begs the question.
Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.
Gophers get state-of-the-art arena, but at what price?
Will the Steelers stain our perfect 6-0 record on Sunday? Game preview inside.
Twins win 6-5 in a Stressball classic. Playoff analysis and game preview inside.
We understand the need to continue drinking to actually enjoy watching the Gophers play. Here are some ways to smuggle in some fun.