Minnesota Sports News

Gophers athletics facing potential $10 million to $75 million coronavirus hit

Apr 7, 2020

The University of Minnesota athletics department could lose $75 million in revenue — about 50% of its annual budget — if the coronavirus pandemic stretches into the fall, according to estimates prepared for the Board of Regents.

Despite bond between multi-sport athletes, pandemic delivers twice the loneliness from teammates

Apr 7, 2020

Edina's Maddie Dahlien and Lakeville North's Bayliss Flynn are finding ways to develop their skills in multiple sports, but crave normalcy of a spring sports season.

Safety concerns are paramount as MLB, players union discuss moving season to Arizona

Apr 7, 2020

The notion of housing all MLB teams in Arizona and starting the season in smaller venues around the state faces significant hurdles, starting with the support of players.

You've Got Mailbag: Will the Gophers defense take a step back in 2020?

Apr 7, 2020

Beat writer Megan Ryan answers your Gophers football questions, including queries on the 2020 season and recruiting, while also diving into some food questions.

Cubs, White Sox used Twin Cities exhibitions to gear up for 1917 season

Apr 7, 2020

This week in Minnesota Sports: The White Sox and the Cubs came to town on April 7, 1917 for a weekend of exhibition baseball against the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints.

Gophers hoops mailbag: Will Drake transfer Liam Robbins be the U's next starting center?

Apr 7, 2020

Gophers hoops mailbag questions answered from out Star Tribune readers about Drake transfer Liam Robbins being eligible next season, if Kerwin Walton will be the next to commit to the program and more.

Patrick Reusse's (Target) Field of Dreams, Day 7: A grand beginning to an epic drubbing

Apr 7, 2020

Two first-inning grand slams by legendary Twins sluggers Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew made a lasting impression on one particular 16-year-old in the stands.

Karl-Anthony Towns still dealing with hospitalized mom, fractured left wrist

Apr 7, 2020

The Wolves on Tuesday held a video conference, their first media session with reporters since the NBA season was halted. Gersson Rosas praised Karl-Anthony Towns' courage as his mother fights the coronavirus.

High schools turn on the lights to light up everyone's lives

Apr 7, 2020

Throughout Minnesota on Monday night, high school stadiums and athletic fields were illuminated -- many of them for 20 minutes and 20 seconds -- in a show of support for spring athletes, seniors and communities where the pandemic has altered lives.

Is MLB so desperate to squeeze in season that it would put lives at risk?

Apr 7, 2020

No other sports league is discussing such an ill-advised plan as playing its schedule in Arizona in nearly-empty stadiums. Disregarding health hazards for the players and others for the sake of salvaging the season is ludicrous.