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Twins Winter Caravan Brings Hrbek to St. Cloud January 21
The Twins Winter Caravan is coming to St. Cloud Thursday January 21. The group coming includes current Twins' pitchers Trevor May and Tyler Duffey, former Twins Kent Hrbek and Tony Oliva and Twins radio play-by-play voice Cory Provus.
Gopher Football to Play in Quick Lane Bowl
The 5-7 Gopher football team has accepted a bid to play in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit at Ford Field Monday December 28 at 4pm (Central Time) against Central Michigan. Central Michigan is 7-5.
Broncos Sign Former Viking Christian Ponder
The Denver Broncos signed former Viking quarterback Christian Ponder to backup Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemien with Peyton Manning nursing a foot injury. Ponder signed with the Oakland Raiders in the off-season but didn't make the cut with the Raiders out of training camp.
Timberwolves Top 76ers to Earn Home Win
The Timberwolves snapped a 14-game home losing streak with a 100-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. Minnesota outscored Philly 26-22 in the 4th quarter. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 32 points including 11-12 from the free throw line.
Packers Beat Vikings 30-13
The Vikings lost 30-13 at home against the Packers Sunday. Green Bay led 16-6 at halftime including a late first half touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb. Rodger's 27-yard touchdown pass to James Jones early in the 4th quarter put the Vikings in too big of a hole to get out of. …
Gopher Basketball Tops Missouri State
The Gopher men's basketball team defeated Missouri State Friday morning to advance to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic consolation championship. The final score was 74-69. Minnesota led by double figures for much of the game until Missouri State made a run in the 2nd half.
Gopher Basketball Falls to Temple in Puerto Rico
The Gopher men's basketball team lost 75-70 in the quarterfinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-off Classic Thursday. Minnesota trailed by 5 at halftime and led briefly in the 2nd half. The Gophers were led in scoring by sophomore guard Nate Mason with 20 points and Carlos Morris added 16 points.
Gopher Basketball to be Tested in Puerto Rico
The Gopher men's basketball team is 2-0 after posting wins over Missouri-Kansas City and UL-Monroe. Minnesota faces Temple at 10:30am (CT) today in Puerto Rico in the Puerto Rico Tip-off Classic quarterfinals.
Timberwolves Win at Miami
The Timberwolves improved to 5-1 away from home with season with a 103-91 win at Miami Tuesday night. Minnesota outscored the Heat 41-22 in the 4th quarter. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 24 points, Zach LaVine added 17 and Shabazz Muhammed added 16 points.
Five Players Agree to Return to the Rox
The St. Cloud Rox announced that 5 players from the 2015 roster have agreed to return for the 2016 season. The 5 are pitchers Trevor Charpie and Collin Strall, catcher Austin Athmann, outfielder Michael Strem and infielder Brett Pope.
Twins Trade Aaron Hicks to the Yankees For a Catcher
The Twins have traded center fielder Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Hicks batted .256 with 11 homeruns, 33 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 352 at bats in 2015. The 26-year old was the 14th overall pick in the first round by the Twins in 2008.
Gophers Take Interim Tag off Tracy Claeys
The Gophers have hired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach. He's agreed to a 3-year contract. The move removes the interim tag off his title of Interim head football coach. Claeys replaced Jerry Kill earlier this season after Kill resigned due to health concerns.