Minnesota Sports News

Lying low during coronavirus pandemic, Bud Grant sees history repeating itself

Apr 10, 2020

Stricken with polio at age 10, former Vikings head coach Bud Grant today sees similar "highly stressful times" with the unknowns surrounding COVID-19.

Gophers transfer news: Brandon Johnson in, Payton Willis out

Apr 10, 2020

On a busy day of changes for the Gophers men's basketball team, Richard Pitino landed one potential new starter Thursday and saw a starter from 2019-20 leave the program.

Badgers to spring sports seniors: Sorry, your college careers are over

Apr 10, 2020

As the sports-related fallout from the coronavirus outbreak mounted last month, one big question was this: What would happen to college athletes in spring sports who, in the wake of the NCAA's March 12 decision, had their entire seasons wiped out? Of part…

Gophers' Rodney Smith chasing NFL draft dream despite frustrating few months

Apr 10, 2020

Physical issues and the shutdown of sports by the COVID-19 epidemic have teamed up to hinder the Gophers running back in his goal of pursuing an NFL career.

Twins catcher Mitch Garver moves to Twin Cities to stay sharp

Apr 9, 2020

In addition to getting swings in at Joe Mauer's facility, Mitch Garver went to a local Target to purchase kettle weights and other gear so he can use the time off from baseball games wisely.

Kevin Garnett was a risk worth taking for the Timberwolves in the 1995 draft

Apr 9, 2020

There were questions about the transition Kevin Garnett was about to take from high school to the pros. But the Wolves drafted one of the most responsible players in NBA history.

Kirby Puckett memorabilia goes up for auction, Game 6 jersey included

Apr 10, 2020

Tonya Puckett-Miller said some of the proceeds will go toward helping the community cope with coronavirus outbreak. "My kids share their father's generous heart," she said.

Four-star Arizona cornerback Steven Ortiz Jr. commits to Gophers

Apr 9, 2020

College football is in a recruiting dead period because of the coronavirus pandemic, meaning a moratorium on recruiting travel. But Gophers staff have been conducting video chats and virtual tours.

Sammy Schmitz made a lifetime of memories playing in 2016 Masters

Apr 10, 2020

In 2015, Sammy Schmitz, the former All-America from St. John's, won the U.S. Mid-Am to earn a berth in the 2016 Masters. He played two rounds at the Masters, missing the cut but gaining lifelong memories.