Serious question: Are you really the state of hockey, Minnesota? Can you be with an empty arena for your signature college hockey team? Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Luke McAvoy, an offensive lineman for the University of Minnesota Gophers football team from 2011-2014, was in a difficult spot during the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota at the time.
While his teammates all had opinions of the issue, McAvoy kept quiet. He hadn’t yet told the team that he’s gay. Read more →
Of the many memories of Flip Saunders being shared in the aftermath of his death yesterday, here’s a video classic from the ’70s: The Gopher men’s basketball team’s entertaining pre-game drill. Read more →
Just in time for the University of Wisconsin Badgers to hand over ‘Paul Bunyan’s Axe’ to the University of Minnesota, UW football coach Gary Andersen has stopped the ceremonial parading of the axe by the team that wins the game. Read more →