A little Saturday reading

Here’s a few links:

UPDATE: I think Span was under team control for the next five seasons, though I don’t know for certain. In any event, this gives the Twins some cost certainty, just like the Nick Blackburn extension did earlier in the week.

Did I say the Gophers were done?

For the record, that headline is for the men’s basketball team. Thinks aren’t looking so hot for the men’s hockey team right now.

I said a couple weeks back that the Gophers had no shot of making the NCAA tournament and I was tired of all of the bubble talk. I’m not ready to say the Gophers are in yet, because I don’t think they are. But if they can pull off one more upset, who knows?

Minnesota will face the Robbie Hummel-less Purdue squad at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Big Ten tournament semifinals. This comes after the Gophers defeated Michigan State on Friday.

Minnesota had never beaten the Spartans during the Tubby Smith era. I’m pretty surprised they pulled that one off.