The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
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 >>
U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>
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 >>
Nick VlcekThe Green Party hopes ranked-choice voting will give them an edge this election. Longtime St. Paul activist Johnny Howard picked up some support this week in his campaign to unseat St. Paul City Councilmember Melvin Carter. The Green Party of St. Paul voted unanimously to endorse ... More >>
Coach Jerry Kill says he's got his work cut out for him.Today is the first spring practice for new Gopher football coach Jerry Kill, and he is not going into it impressed. According to remarks he made before the practice, he's concerned his players are a bunch of video-game-playing slackers ... More >>
Mbakwe apologizesGophers forward Trevor Mbakwe stirred up a hornets' nest of problems the other day when he posted a Facebook message to a woman he was under court order to stay away from. And for a little while it looked like the men's basketball team was going to have another black eye on ... More >>
A.J. Olmscheid Sustainable-farming enthusiasts put their muscle where their mouth is, as they put it, when they join crop mobs, groups of urbanites who spend a day working on small sustainable farms. The Twin Cities Crop Mob, part of the group Fair Food Fight, recently hauled hay, cleaned br ... More >>
weglet/flickr We recently discussed the great satisfaction that edible crayons would give to millions of people who have always wanted to bite into a real crayon. Now another product, Soy-Yer-Dough, brings more satisfaction--now you can also bite into faux Play-Doh made out of soy.
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
Their first run to a Big Ten Tournament title game earned them a trip to the Big Dance. Get your bracketology on.
We figured rah-rah football pep talks were a little more blood-and-guts than Powdermilk Biscuits. Guess we thought wrong.
The Gopher's pedestrian finish didn't damn their NCAA hopes. Here's some initial analysis of the matchup. Get your bracketology on.
Will a first round Big Ten tourney win against N'Western get the Gophers into the NCAA? Here's the handicap.
How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers
When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.
The Gophers look good for '99. Unfortunately, so does the rest of the Big Ten.
The Gophers' postseason will, like the regular season, be a moral victory.
While the Gophers struggle through a losing season, Sam Jacobson hopes to impress the scouts.
Fans forget that college basketball, especially under Clem Haskins, is often defined by slow growth, not perpetual motion. Hopefully, Gophers center Miles Tarver will ignore them.