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  • Crews are spending the week removing the turf from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota to make way for a new heated field for the Vikings. Modifications Underway at TCF Bank Stadium as Crews Remove Turf

    Crews are spending the week removing the turf from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota to make way for a new heated field for the Vikings. The heated field will keep the ground from freezing in the winter and help players avoid injuries...

  • High Costs in Aftermath of Dinkytown Frozen Four Disturbance

    It was back to school for students at the University of Minnesota on Monday, following chaos and arrests in Dinkytown over the weekend. Thousands of students packed 4th Street and 14th Avenue after Gopher hockey games on Thursday and Saturday night. The disturbance Saturday came after Union College scored three times in a 1 minute, 54 second span in the first period

  • TCF Bank Stadium was opened in 2009. Big Changes Coming to TCF Bank Stadium This Week

    TCF Bank Stadium will soon be without its familiar green, maroon and gold turf. Crews began removing the playing surface Monday in order to replace it with a turf that can be heated. The change is prompted by the Minnesota Vikings hosting its games during the 2014 and 2015 seasons while it constructs a new stadium in Minneapolis...

  • Minnesota's Tom Serratore, left, and Union's Jeff Taylor, right, battle for the puck along the boards during the second period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. Gophers' Tom Serratore Joins AHL Team

    University of Minnesota senior hockey player Tom Serratore signed an amateur tryout contract with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, the University announced Monday. Serratore will join the Phantoms for the final four games of the season...

  • Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox. Gophers Hockey Players React to NCAA Title Game Loss

    The University of Minnesota men's hockey team locker room looked defeated after a 7-4 loss against Union College in the NCAA Frozen Four championships. KSTP caught up with the players after the game in Philadelphia to get their reactions...

  • Police Search Social Media for Evidence after Dinkytown Disturbance

    A total of 19 people were arrested Saturday night and early Sunday morning following the Frozen Four melee in Dinkytown. Of the 19 arrests, four people went to jail. Police tell KSTP they are scouring social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find people responsible for causing any damage in Dinkytown...

  • Union Beats Minnesota 7-4, Wins NCAA Hockey Title

    Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied it at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go...

  • Minnesota's Tom Serratore, left, and Union's Jeff Taylor, right, battle for the puck along the boards during the second period. Gophers Face-Off Against Union College in NCAA Men's Hockey Championship

    The University of Minnesota men's hockey team is facing off against Union College for the NCAA Division I championship title in Philadelphia Saturday evening. For players who are seniors in college, its an even more rare shot at closing a career with a championship...

  • Gophers head coach Jerry Kill. WEB EXTRA: Gophers Football Spring Game Highlights

    The March/April practice season officially ended for the Gophers football program with the annual spring game on Saturday. The intrasquad scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium gave fans an idea of where quarterback Mitch Leidner and the rest of the Gophers stand...        

  • KSTP's Chris Long interviews Gophers Justin Holl after his game-winning goal over North Dakota WEB EXTRA: Gophers Men's Hockey Advances to Championship Game

    The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team clinched a berth in the Frozen Four title game on Saturday night thanks to Justin Holl's game-winning goal as time expired Thursday against North Dakota...

  • Minnesota gather around Justin Holl, who just scored the goal as Jake Parenteau (6) swings by North Dakota's Zane Gothberg during the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game on Thursday. Minnesota Beats North Dakota on Last-Second Goal

    Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals. Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College in the title game Saturday night. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal at Wells Fargo Center...

  • Police Put Dinkytown Post-Game Plan in Place

    Police and University of Minnesota officials might be preparing for Saturday night just as intensely as the men's hockey team. University officials say Minneapolis Police and University of Minnesota Police have been working on a post-game plan for Dinkytown for two months...

  • This is a May 12, 1966 file photo showing University of Minnesota basketball player Lou Hudson. Six-time All-Star Lou Hudson died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks said. Gophers Great Lou Hudson Dies

    Lou Hudson, University of Minnesota basketball legend and former NBA star, died Friday. He was 69. Hudson was a 1991 inductee into the Minnesota Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • Former Minnesota State-Mankato coach Todd Hoffner. Arbitrator: Mankato University Wrong to Fire Coach

    An arbitrator says Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire football coach Todd Hoffner and he should be reinstated. Hoffner's attorney confirmed the ruling Thursday and says Hoffner is weighing his options...

  • Minnesota's Adam Wilcox defends the goal during team practice for the NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. Gophers Take on North Dakota in Frozen Four Semifinals

    Union (30-6-4) will play Boston College (28-7-4) in the first semifinal on Thursday at the home of the NHL's Flyers. Minnesota (27-6-6) and North Dakota (25-13-3) will meet in the late game. The winners will advance to Saturday's national championship game...

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Wednesday he believes college athletes should be paid. Peterson: College Athletes Should be Paid

    Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson advocated for college athletes on Wednesday, saying they deserved to be paid for the millions of dollars they bring to school coffers and took aim at NBA commissioner Adam Silver's stated desire to require college players to spend two years in school before declaring for the draft...

  • Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, right, hoists the net with Lacey Holsworth, who was battling cancer, after Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 in the championship game of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis. 8-Year-Old Girl Befriended by Hoops Star Dies

    When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. When the team rebounded to win the Big Ten tournament, the 8-year-old from St. Johns, Mich., was there. Now, Lacey is gone...

  • Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian throws as the football team participates in an NCAA college spring football practice Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern QB Says Union Push was Rushed, Wrong

    Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators. Siemian, a quarterback who will be a senior this fall, said during a conference call with reporters that players should have taken their concerns to coach Pat Fitzgerald and athletic director James Phillips before setting out to unionize...

  • Richard Pitino talks to media about winning the NIT Championship and what's ahead for his Gophers men's basketball team. WEB EXTRA: Pitino Talks Season, NIT Championship

    Gophers head coach Richard Pitino said this season was "as fun as it's going to be." The men's basketball coach talked about the season during his first news conference since beating Southern Methodist University to take the National Invitation Tournament Championship in New York...    

  • UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Announces He's Gay

    UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league's first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season...

  • Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. UConn Routs Notre Dame 79-58, Wins 9th Title

    With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. None may be sweeter than the record ninth championship the Huskies won Tuesday night in unprecedented fashion...

  • New Gophers head coach Marlene Stolings. Stollings Introduced as New Gophers Women's Coach

    VCU's Marlene Stollings was officially introduced as the new Gophers women's basketball head coach on Tuesday. She met with members of the media at Williams Arena during a press conference to announce her arrival. Stollings was on campus Saturday and began contract talks with the University...

  • Connecticut State Police move students away from the student union area after they gathered to celebrate their team's 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday. Police Contain UConn Students After National Championship

    Ecstatic UConn fans have been celebrating the Huskies' men's national basketball title on the campus in Storrs, Conn. -- breaking street lights, smashing at least one campus window and overturning furniture inside the student union...

  • Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrates after winning the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game. Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, 60-54 over Kentucky

    Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky's freshmen and bring home a championship hardly anyone saw coming...

  • Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and Kentucky head coach John Calipari talk during a television interview for the NCAA Final Four tournament on Sunday. NCAA Finalists Illustrate Many Ways to Make a Run

    Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. Connecticut got to Monday night's championship game behind a pair of starters with Final Four experience, and a strong dose of defense...

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota Senators Make Friendly Wager on Frozen Four Semifinal

    U.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey matchup involving the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota. Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota is putting up a box of chocolate-covered potato chips, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is wagering a homemade frozen hot dish.



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