Grand Valley Women's Basketball

09 Dec 18

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08 Dec 18
Twin Cities
Were the Vikings overrated this season? Many purported NFL experts this year predicted 11 victories for Minnesota for a team that would play well into January. But now, the Vikings (6-5-1 with four games remaining) desperately need a victory against the surging Seahawks in Seattle on Monday night, probably just to remain alive for the playoffs. Even owner Glen Taylor admits he has been surprised at how quickly the Timberwolves have rebounded (nine victories in 12 games) since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia on month ago. Joe Mauer (2004-18) is the greatest catcher, dating back to 1901, in the Washington Senators-Minnesota Twins franchise, finishing ahead of Earl Battey (1960-67), Muddy Ruel, (1923-30) and Butch Wynegar (1976-82), according to meticulous research in a new Tom Stone book, “Now Taking the Field,” which lists baseball’s all-time dream teams for each of the game’s 30 organizations. Ex-Twins-Senators owner Calvin Griffith, who died in 1999, would have turned 107 last week. Hall of famer Bert Blyleven was pitching coach for three World Baseball Classic Netherlands teams, for which new Twins second baseman Jonathan Schoop played last year. “He works his tail end off, has a great attitude — a really nice addition for the Twins,” Blyleven said. New England Patriots players broke into a chorus of locker room cheers when coach Bill Belichick told them they would get an extra day off following last Sunday’s 24-10 victory over the Vikings. If the Vikings are still in the playoff chase heading into their final regular season game against the Bears in Minneapolis on Dec. 30, and if the Bears have already clinched the division, it could be fortuitous for Minnesota should Chicago decide to rest players to avoid injury. Seahawks pro personnel scout Willie Schneider played football, baseball and hockey at Cretin-Derham Hall, then was a standout fullback for the University of St. Thomas, where his uncle — Seahawks general manager John Schneider — received a degree. Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters, Jason Witten and Joe Tessitore call the Vikings-Seattle game on Monday night for ESPN, with Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner covering the game on Westwood One national radio. Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya call Sunday night’s important Bears matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on NBC. NBC Sports NFL analyst Tony Dungy on Seattle: “Watch out for these Seahawks. They are gelling at just the right time.” Ex-Viking Adrian Peterson, 33, who has rushed for 856 yards for the Redskins this season, could be in the discussion as the NFL’s comeback player of the year. Brian Kelly’s first year as football coach at Notre Dame was Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph’s last with the Irish. “You’re a good college coach when you’re a good recruiter,” Rudolph said. The football Gophers, ranked No. 63 nationally by, are expected to receive gift cards and headphones as player swag from the Quick Lane Bowl. Ex-Apple Valley point guard Tre Jones is averaging 29.4 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke, second only to RJ Barrett’s 30.4 minutes, while averaging 9.1 points and six assists. Former Gopher Reggie Lynch, 24, is averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 blocked shots after 16 games for Kalev/Cramo in Estonia. That was Texas’ Shaka Smart among coaches watching Cretin-Derham Hall freshman point guard Tre Holloman, who turns 15 on Sunday, score 13 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and a blocked shot in last weekend’s Breakdown tournament. Holloman had double-doubles in his first two games this season. Gophers freshman Daniel Oturu on Thursday night attended alma mater-reigning state basketball champion Cretin-Derham Hall’s victory over Apple Valley, which is in a down year following the loss of Jones to Duke. Gophers women’s basketball (8-0, No. 14-nationally ranked), under first-year coach Lindsay Whalen, is averaging 5,893 spectators per game. Last season, under coach Marlene Stollings, the Gophers averaged 3,130. Fun to watch: University of St. Thomas indefatigable freshman point guard Anders Nelson from Edina. Troy Burne professional Dave Tentis was named 2018 winner of the Minnesota PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award for integrity, character and leadership in mentoring. It’ll be a who’s who of current and former Minnesota sports officials, including several from the NFL, at a big holiday lunch at Mancini’s on Thursday. Mounds View native Mark Sembrowich, the former Yale, Stanford and Army men’s basketball assistant, has joined coach Barry Wohler’s staff at Orono High School. Sean Hjelle, the former Mahtomedi pitcher who received a $1.5 million bonus out of Kentucky last summer, has grown to nearly 7 feet with a fastball in the 93-mph range. The St. Paul Saints are working on a franchise museum for next year with items dating back to the early 1900s. Back in Minneapolis last week as play-by-play voice of the Houston Rockets was high-energy former KSTP-AM sports talk host Matt Thomas, 46. Paul Ramseth, 76, who played for the 1961 Gophers’ Rose Bowl champions, earned undergrad and masters degrees from Minnesota in the 1960s and last month earned a Ph.D. in education. Happy birthday: Carl Wetzel, who with Bill Masterton were the first players signed by the North Stars, turns 80 on Wednesday. Hamlin Nelson, the successful former Pine City football coach who lives in North Branch, is grandfather of Casey Nelson, 26, who has a goal and four assists for coach Phil Housley’s rising Buffalo Sabres. The United States Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will include Eagan’s Natalie Darwitz on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., is a sellout. White Bear Lake’s “Jumping” Jim Brunzell lost a much admired friend and mentor with the passing last week of fellow former professional wrestler Larry “the Axe” Hennig. “Affectionately called him dad,” Brunzell emailed. Home plate box seats for the Twins’ spring training opener against Tampa Bay on Feb. 23 in Fort Myers, Fla., are $30; left field lawn seats, $12. Lynx players Alexis Jones, Temi Fagbenle and Cecilia Zandalasini are playing in Europe this winter for their respective national teams. Maya Moore is taking the winter off. Ex-North Stars radio voice Stephen Michael, who resides in St. Paul, is in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this weekend broadcasting the Grand Prix world powerboat championship in nearby Sharjah. New head golf professional at Braemar in Edina is Jay Meyerhoff, formerly at Rush Creek in Maple Grove. Ex-Vikings coach Mike Tice has former QB Gus Frerotte as offensive coordinator for the NFLPA all-star team for draft eligible players he’ll coach Jan. 19 at the Rose Bowl stadium. Former Timberwolf J.R. Rider, who was at Target Center last week, said he’s expanding his documentary, “Raw and Uncut,” which he labels a “testimony.” Ex-Gophers athletics director Joel Maturi is featured guest on local TV’s “Behind the Game” on Friday. Current Gophers AD Mark Coyle appears on Jan. 18. Local sports personalities will give updates on their organizations at a Q&A Dunkers breakfast on Thursday at the Minneapolis Club. Ex-Gophers center Casey Mittelstadt, 20, has four goals and five assists for the Buffalo Sabres. Ex-Wild wing Jason Pominville, 36, has nine goals and nine assists for the Sabres. Local author Pat Borzi’s “Minnesota Made Me,” a paperbook anthology of 38 sports figures with state connections that shaped their careers, is in its second printing a month after initial release. Ex-Augsburg College basketball star Devean George, 41, who experienced three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, remains involved in commercial real estate in Minneapolis. The $750,000 Quick Lane Bowl payout for the Gophers, which includes having to sell tickets, is expected to end up costing the university money. Wisconsin, which lost 37-15 to the Gophers in the Big Ten finale, plays in the Pinstripe Bowl for a $4.3 million payout. Intense rivals Cortland (N.Y.) and Ithaca College already are planning to break St. Thomas-St. John’s Division III football attendance record of 37,355 when they play next November at the NFL Giants’ MetLife Stadium. The guy overseeing Seattle’s successful quest for a NHL expansion team is Tod Leiweke, who lived in Mendota Heights when he was president of the Minnesota Wild. Wishing the best for Tink Larson, the Waseca baseball legend recovering from hip replacement surgery. Twins owner Jim Pohlad, on reports that free agent Bryce Harper, whose agent is Scott Boras, turned down $300 million to re-sign with the Washington Nationals: “Agents are doing their jobs for their clients.” DON’T PRINT THAT Whether Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo gets serious consideration for the Packers’ head coaching job will depend on whether Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers approves. During 29 snaps, Vikings pass rusher Everson Griffen managed to generate zero pressure on Patriots QB Tom Brady in last Sunday’s 24-10 loss, points out. Griffen and Vikings offensive tackle Mike Remmers could be facing significant pay cuts next season. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor telephoned pal Fred Hoiberg to express solace for his firing as coach of the Chicago Bulls last week. Led by a $5,000 donation from Gophers coach Richard Pitino and wife Jill, within 24 hours of the death of guard Dupree McBrayer’s mother Tayra from cancer last week, well-wishers through the university raised $15,000 to pay for the funeral on Wednesday in New York. Lifestyles: That was Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf zooming in to the Twin Cities on Wednesday morning, then out Wednesday evening via private jet. Pssst: The Gophers football program, due to a significant drop in attendance this season, is projected to lose $3 million. The Gophers’ P.J. Fleck’s annual salary of $3.55 million ranks 34th among highest-paid college football coaches, according to USA Today. Look for Hutchinson’s Mike Cannon, who worked the Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 24, to be named an on-field official for the NCAA national championship game on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif. It looks like Vikings presumed free-agent linebacker Anthony Barr, 26, could end up with the New York Jets or Indianapolis, or another team with more than $100 million in salary cap space. Viking Adam Thielen’s restructured contract before next year’s training camp could exceed that of fellow wideout Stefon Diggs’ $72 million, five-year deal. Whether the Vikings re-sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, 28, paid $8 million this season, could depend on whether he demands $10 million annually on a three-year deal. The Twins were able to insure 75 percent of the $30 million contract Kirby Puckett signed in 1992, but only 50 percent of Joe Mauer’s $184 million deal signed in 2010. Jacksonville and the New York Giants could be offseason suitors for ex-Viking Teddy Bridgewater, the Saints’ backup QB, Sports Illustrated speculates. Former Timberwolves coach Kevin McHale has received the last payment of the $11 million the Houston Rockets owed him after they fired him four years ago. The Gophers have sold nearly 7,800 season tickets for men’s hockey, but much fewer than that are showing up for games. Tight end Maxx Williams, 24, who left the Gophers early three years ago, has 14 catches for 127 yards in eight games for the Baltimore Ravens, is being paid $1.3 million and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Minnesota’s United FC Loons Major League Soccer team that next season moves into Allianz Field in St. Paul has an estimated value of $248 million by Forbes. Loons owner Bill McGuire has put in least that much into the franchise. More than a few spectators at the Gophers-Oklahoma State men’s basketball game last week at U.S. Bank Stadium — site of April’s NCAA Final Four — were fuming that it took nearly an hour for some to get out of the underground parking lot just west of the stadium. There are 17 college strength coaches paid more than $300,000 annually, USA Today points out. The Gophers pay their football strength and conditioning coach $270,000 a year. The Vikings have gone from 20-to-1 odds last week to win the Super Bowl to 33-to-1 this week, according to Bovada-Las Vegas. Monday’s opponent, Seattle, from 40-to-1 to 28-to-1. The Packers have gone from 100-to-1 to 250-to-1. It’s $75 for an unsigned Bud Grant memorabilia item at a Southtown Center sports show this weekend, $110 for a signed item. A Jack Morris game-worn No. 47 Toronto Blue Jays 1992 World Series jersey sold for $1,720 in a national online auction. Baseball’s major league minimum salary next season will be $555,000. Membership renewals for the Gophers women’s Fast Break Club have reached more than $7,600. The new Williams Arena floor was re-painted light gray to resemble a weathered “barn” look. OVERHEARD NBC Sports NFL analyst Tony Dungy, who coached Indianapolis to a Super Bowl championship, on the Packers’ firing of coach Mike McCarthy last week: “I’m extremely disappointed. This man won a Super Bowl for you … to not let him finish out the season, to me, it’s ridiculous. I just don’t think you treat a Super Bowl-winning coach like that.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
08 Dec 18
Daily Republic

Saturday’s TV sports Basketball College men •City Hoops Classic, Kentucky vs. Seton Hall, Chs. 2, 40 (KTXL), 9 a.m. •South Carolina at Michigan, FS1, 9 a.m. •Michigan State at Florida, Chs. 5, 13, 9 a.m. •Wichita State at Oklahoma, ESPNU, 9 a.m. •Pittsburgh at West Virginia, ESPN2, 9 a.m. •DePaul at Northwestern, BIG TEN, 9 […]

07 Dec 18
24/7 Wall St.

[jwplayer 1PeHsIgi]Selecting the most important people in a given year is admittedly a subjective exercise. One person’s list of important people of 2018 is not likely to match another’s. Even so, 24/7 Wall St. has determined that the following people, most of them well known, made significant accomplishments in 2018, and they are likely to […]

06 Dec 18
Dented Reality

The Friendship That Made Google Huge

06 Dec 18
Julian's World

CONTRIBUTORS: JULIAN ENGHAUSER & STORM GUITAR “Being a sports franchise secretary for over 25 years I’ve made a $2 an hour raise but my male counterparts that have been on the job for 5 months have already received a dollar raise and it pisses me off. When will the inequality stop? Unfortunately, I don’t see it happening anytime […]

06 Dec 18
East Bay Times
Thursday TVRadio College men’s basketball Maryland at Purdue 4 p.m. BIGTEN Iowa State at Iowa 5 p.m. FS1 Utah Valley at Arizona 6 p.m. PAC12 Bethune-Cookman at San Jose State 7 p.m.  1590 College women’s basketball Texas A&M at Houston 4 pm. ESPN2 HS basketball San Joaquin Memorial at Pinnacle 6 p.m. ESPN2 College football Awards Special 4 p.m. ESPN Golf European Tour: South African Open 2 a.m. GOLF NBA Knicks at Celtics 5 p.m. TNT Rockets at Jazz 7:30 p.m. TNT NFL Jaguars at Titans 5 p.m. FOX, NFL NHL Blackhawks at Golden Knights 7 p.m. NBCCA Soccer Copa del Rey: Real Madrid vs. Melila 7:10 a.m. beIN Copa del Rey: Huesca vs. Atletic Bilbao 9:20 a.m. beIN Copa del Rey: Real Betis vs. Racing de Santander 11:40 a.m. beIN Curling World Cup: U.S. vs. Canada 5:30 p.m. NBCSN Friday TVRadio College men’s basketball Massachusetts at Providence 4 p.m. FS1 Oral Roberts at Missouri 4 p.m. SEC TCU at USC 6:30 p.m. FS1 Idaho State vs. Santa Clara 7 p.m.  1220 Nevada vs. Arizona State 9 p.m. ESPN2 College football Maine at Weber State 5 p.m. ESPN2 Figure skating ISU Grand Prix final 8:30 p.m. NBCSN Golf European Tour: South African Open 2 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour: QBE Shootout 10:30 a.m. GOLF European Tour: South African Open (Sat.) 1:30 a.m. GOLF NBA 76ers at Pistons 4 p.m. ESPN Warriors at Bucks 6:30 p.m. NBCBA, ESPN 95.7 NHL Blues at Jets 5 p.m. NHL Sharks at Stars 5 p.m. NBCCA 98.5 Soccer Bundesliga: Werder Bremen vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf 11:20 a.m. FS2 Serie A: Juventus vs. Inter Milan 11:20 a.m. ESPN2 Ligue 1: Monaco vs. Nice 11:40 a.m. beIN Men’s NCAA: Akron vs. Michigan State 5 p.m. ESPNU Men’s NCAA: Maryland at Indiana 7:30 p.m. ESPNU Skiing FIS Freestyle World Cup 10 a.m. NBCSN Curling World Cup: China vs. U.S. 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
04 Dec 18

CONTRIBUTORS:  Julian Enghauser & Sydnee Little “Being a sports franchise secretary for over 25 years I’ve made a $2 an hour raise but my male counterparts that have been on the job for 5 months have already received a dollar raise and it pisses me off. When will the inequality stop? Unfortunately, I don’t see it […]

04 Dec 18
How Talk Can Change Our Lives.

Contributors: Julian Enghauser & Storm Guitar “Being a sports franchise secretary for over 25 years I’ve made a $2 an hour raise but my male counterparts that have been on the job for 5 months have already received a dollar raise and it pisses me off. When will the inequality stop? Unfortunately, I don’t see […]

03 Dec 18
Jared Katz

The weather has been chillier and that can only mean one thing: Basketball season is upon us. The Warriors return to the court Nov. 9, when the men’s team will visit Ohio Dominican. Men’s After winning the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division and hosting a game in the conference tournament last season, WSU […]

02 Dec 18
East Bay Times
Sunday TVRadio College men’s basketball Texas A&M (Corpus Christi) at Tennessee 9 a.m. SEC Arizona at Connecticut 10 a.m. ESPN2 UCF at Missouri noon ESPNU Illinois at Nebraska 2 p.m. BIGTEN Minnesota at Ohio State 4 p.m. BIGTEN UC Santa Barbara at Washington 5 p.m. PAC12 Loyola Marymount at UCLA 7 p.m. PAC12 College women’s basketball Mississippi State at Texas 11 a.m. FS1 Texas Tech at Florida 11 a.m. SEC Connecticut at Notre Dame 1 p.m. ESPN Tennessee at Oklahoma State 1 p.m. FS1 Indiana at UCLA 1 p.m. PAC12 Oklahoma at Auburn 1 p.m. SEC Baylor at South Carolina 4 p.m. ESPN2 College football Playoff Selection Show 9 a.m. ESPN Golf PGA Tour: Hero World Challenge 8 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour: Hero World Challenge 10 a.m. NBC NBA G-League: Grand Rapids at Raptors 905 11 a.m. NBA NFL Rams at Lions 10 a.m. FOX 49ers at Seahawks 1 p.m. FOX 107.7 Chiefs at Raiders 1 p.m. CBS 740 Chargers at Steelers 5:20 p.m. NBC NHL AHL: Lehigh Valley at Toronto 1 p.m. NHL Flames at Blackhawks 4 p.m. NHL Sharks at Canadiens 4 p.m. NBCCA 98.5 Skiing FIS Alpine World Cup 11:30 a.m. NBCSN Soccer Premier: Chelsea vs. Fulham 3:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier: Arsenal vs. Tottenham 6 a.m. NBCSN Bundesilga: Leipzig vs. Borussia Monch. 6:30 a.m. FS1 La Liga: Girona vs. Atletico Madrid 7 a.m. beIN Premier: Liverpool vs. Everton 8:10 a.m. NBCSN Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Wolfsburg 9 a.m. FS1 La Liga: Barcelona vs. Villarreal 9:20 a.m. beIN Women’s NCAA: College Cup final 10 a.m. ESPNU Serie A: AS Roma vs. Inter Milan 11:25 a.m. ESPNEWS Ligue 1: Bordeaux vs. Paris SG 11:55 a.m. beIN Monday TVRadio College men’s basketball Iowa at Michigan State 3:30 pm. FS1 Liberty at Georgetown 3:30 p.m. FS2 Rutgers at Wisconsin 5 p.m. BIGTEN Northwestern State at Texas A&M 5 p.m. SEC Florida A&M at DePaul 5:30 p.m. FS1 NBA Thunder at Pistons 4 p.m. NBA Warriors at Hawks 4:30 p.m. NBCBA 95.7 NFL Washington at Eagles 5:15 p.m. ESPN NHL Lightning at Devils 4 p.m. NHL Soccer Bundesliga: Nurnberg vs. Bayer Leverkusen 11:20 a.m. FS2 La Liga: Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao 11:50 a.m. beIN
29 Nov 18

  Here are this morning’s most recent headlines from Wyo4News with links to the stories impacting your life in Sweetwater County.   Local: Tonight from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. the Annual YWCA of Sweetwater County Festival of Trees auction will be taking place in the lobby area of Commerce Bank of Wyoming in Rock Springs.  […]

24 Nov 18
Daily Republic

Saturday’s TV sports Auto racing •Formula 1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice, ESPN2, 1:55 a.m. •Formula 1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, qualifying, ESPN2, 4:55 a.m. Basketball College •Houston at BYU, BYUTV, 3 p.m. •Emerald Coast Classic, CBSSN, 4 p.m. NBA •Sacramento at Golden State, NBCSBA, NBCSCA (Vacaville only), 5:30 p.m. •San Antonio at Milwaukee, NBATV, […]

18 Nov 18
Sonya Christian's Blog

Good morning Bakersfield. It is Saturday, November 17, 2018…..A great day to be a Renegade Wildfires Affecting Many California Community Colleges Many of our sister schools in the California Community College system have been gravely affected by the wildfires that raged across the state last weekend, bravely fighting to support the most vulnerable members of […]