Bison-Gophers: The Aftermath

I got a chance to watch the entire Minnesota-North Dakota State men’s basketball game yesterday. All I was hoping for was an entertaining game, and while a lot of shots fell, the Gophers jumped out to a 12-point lead early and seemed to maintain that lead for most of the game. Minnesota won 90-76. First…
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Bison Vs. Gophers, Who Ya Got?

It’s the annual North Dakota State vs. the University of Minnesota men’s basketball game later today. Make sure to check out my Forum colleague Mike McFeely’s Sports Show on WDAY Radio (970 AM) at 10 a.m. today if you’re not reading this too late. Mike will be live from stories Williams Arena with The Forum’s NDSU…
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Aaron Hicks Makes Waves In Twins’ System

I mentioned in a recent post that Baseball America named Aaron Hicks the No. 1 prospect in the Minnesota Twins’ farm system. This was no surprise, considering Hicks was drafted in the first round last year. But I wanted to know more about him. Here’s what I found: Baseball America calls him a "toolsy" outfielder.…
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The Toasts Of Black Friday

I can’t stand the day after Thanksgiving, which is now commonly referred to as Black Friday. Everyone and their brother gets up at 4:30 a.m. to get in line for a store’s best sales of the year. That is assuming those people aren’t among those camped outside the building. What if the last on-sale DVD player…
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Justice Is Served

The Star Tribune reported that the men behind the Original Whizzinator have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. For those who don’t remember the Whizzinator – I can’t imagine anyone doesn’t with a name like that – the device is a urine-cleaning gizmo that helps people cheat drug tests. The device gained fame in these parts when Minnesota Vikings running…
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Curry Can Be Stopped, But At What Cost?

I was surprised last night while looking through college basketball box scores to see Davidson’s stud guard Stephen Curry had been shut out in the first half, yet the Wildcats were leading big over Loyola (Md.) at halftime. Turns out Curry never did score, a somewhat remarkable defensive feat by Loyola. Curry had scored 44 points in a loss…
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Chaminade Shut Out

One of the nation’s premier college basketball tournaments wraps up today. No matter who wins or loses, this year’s Maui Invitational left a little something to be desired. The Maui Invite started in 1984 somewhat due to the greatest upset in college basketball history, when tiny Chaminade – at the time an NAIA school –…
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BA Gives Its Twins’ Top 10

Busy day of work ahead of me, so I’ve gotta keep this brief. Baseball America is in the process of releasing its top 10 list of prospects for each team. Today, the Minnesota Twins’ top 10 was announced. Outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was the team’s first-round pick last year, lands in the No. 1 spot.…
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