The University regents will not be
involved in selecting the next Gophers football coach. “That’s not our
job,” said regent Dean Johnson.
NBC will televise Sunday
night's Vikings at Green Bay game and KARE 11
president John Remes
believes interest in the game will be similar to last year’s impressive
TV numbers when the two teams met in an October game. He emailed Sports
Headliners that last year’s household rating was 58.3, meaning 58.3
this market’s 1,732,000 homes were tuned in. That translates to
1,009,756 actual homes. He predicts a 44.6 rating on Sunday's
telecast for people 18 or
The Vikings defense has allowed 83 first
downs in five games, the least in the NFL.
Wide receiver Randy Moss is ninth
in career NFL receptions with 944 after catching five passes last Sunday
in the win over Dallas.
Vikings “escape specialist” Percy
Harvin and Josh Cribbs of Cleveland are the only players in
the league to return three kickoffs for touchdowns in their careers. Harvin set a
Vikings record for the longest return last Sunday, 95 yards.
Vikings third year reserve running back
Albert Young had hoped to be playing more this season. He’s
frustrated with participating in two of five games, having three
carries for two yards. “You do what you can do,” he said.
Former Vikings assistant coach Dean
Dalton is involved with 3D Sports Technology, an innovative
developer of animation and software tools that help with instruction and
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Gopher senior goalie
Alex Kangas is third in school career saves with 2,674. Kellen Briggs (2,968
saves) and Adam Hauser (3,777 saves) are the only players ahead of Kangas.
After a 5-2 impressive start in
pre-season, predictions have the Timberwolves winning six to 12
games more than last season (15-67 record). Forward
Love may prove worthy of NBA All-Star game consideration.
Minnesota State High School League
executive director Dave Stead will be the speaker at the
C.O.R.E.S. luncheon on Thursday, November 11 at the Knights of Columbus
Hall in Bloomington. C.O.R.E.S. organization members can make
reservations by contacting Jim Dotseth,
email@example.com. (C.O.R.E.S. is an abbreviation for coaches,
officials, reporters, educators and sports fans).
Brainerd’s Ron Stolski and Verndale’s Mike Mahlen, the two
state prep football coaches with the most all-time career wins at 327,
both won games on Wednesday night. Brainerd is 8-0 while Verndale’s
record is 2-6.
Former KSTP TV sports anchor
Rod Simons is hosting a new show debuting Sunday on Fox 9 at
10:30 a.m. Game On! will offer fans interviews and an in-depth look at
the Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, Twins and Golden Gophers, plus an MIAC
segment each week.
A Homecoming crowd approaching
7,000 is possible at UST's O’Shaughnessy Stadium tomorrow. No. 4-ranked
St. Thomas (7-0 overall, 5-0 MIAC) and No. 20-ranked Bethel (6-0, 4-0)
will meet in a much anticipated game with kickoff at 1 p.m. With a win
Bethel can move closer to its fifth MIAC title in 11 seasons, while UST
is trying to open a season 8-0 for the first time since 1956. Bethel
has 20 rushing touchdowns and allowed just one. UST has impressive offensive
balance in touchdowns (20 rushing, 21 passing) and yards per game (215
rushing, 217 passing). There will be a video web cast at