How credit cards get us to overspend
Granted, it's our choice whether to whip out that credit card or use cash. But the companies make it tempting with reward points, cash back and the like. “Credit cards make it easy to shop without thinking,” said Clements, founder of New York-based ...
June 23, 2015
Weekend warriors: Minnesota Gophers sweep Michigan Wolverines, tie for first ...
After Minnesota was struggling one month ago and sat at fourth place in the conference, some fans wondered what was wrong with the Gophers. Now after That allowed Rau to score the victory-clinching empty-net goal with 20.7 seconds left on the clock....
February 15, 2015
North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted
basketball. In the past two decades, Florida State, Minnesota, Georgia and Purdue have all seen their hoops programs hit with significant penalties after findings of academic misconduct. You might be aware that the Golden Gopher program has never ...
June 5, 2015
Minneapolis Institute of Arts' surprise 'Madonna' is an art-world rock star
Raphael's “small but mighty” painting of Mary and Jesus, on loan as a 100th birthday treat, drew gasps at its unveiling. By Mary Abbe Star Tribune. May 15, 2015 — 10:22pm. itemprop. Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune Detail from Raphael's “Madonna of the Pinks ...
May 15, 2015
The elements of an E-12 deal for Minnesota are present
The wish list is sure to include two bills that didn't beat the regular-session clock last Monday. One allocates the Legacy sales tax proceeds to natural resources and arts projects; the other funds $107 million in building projects, including a ...
May 23, 2015
Gophers no longer settling for being close late in games
Al Goldis, ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP Minnesota's Carlos Morris (11) and Maurice Walker (15) celebrate after Morris hit a 3-pointer with seconds remaining in the second half to force overtime in an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State ...
March 5, 2015
Hillcrest remakes an Edina office park for a new generation
At Hwy. 100 and I-494 in Edina, developers aim to transform an outdated office park into a hip, sprawling one that attracts millennials. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune. June 13, 2015 — 1:48pm. itemprop. Leila Navidi, Star Tribune Developer ...
June 12, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers men's hockey team is heating up at the right time. After Minnesota was struggling one month ago and sat at fourth place in the conference, some fans wondered what was wrong with the Gophers. Now after four straight wins capped by Saturday's 2-0 victory over Michigan , Minnesota is tied with the Wolverines for first place in the Big Ten. "It was a weekend we obviously needed," said Gophers coach Don Lucia. The victory improved Minnesota's record to 16-9-3 overall and 6-2-3-0 in the Big Ten. With four weeks remaining in the regular season, the Gophers and Wolverines will continue to vie for the Big Ten crown it what should be an exciting finish to the year. Minnesota got goals Saturday from seniors Seth Ambroz and Kyle Rau, while goalie Adam Wilcox stopped all 26 shots he faced to shut out the highest-scoring offense in college hockey. The Gophers held the Wolverines to just two goals in two games at Mariucci Arena after losing by scores of 4-3 and 7-5 in Ann Arbor back in early January. One day after Friday's comfortable 6-2 victory, Saturday was close from start to finish for the Gophers. Unlike the night before when the Gophers had three.
After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against the University of North Carolina. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens (once every 5-8 months) will continue through at least the summer of 2015. If anyone is even willing to partake in that endeavor by... Thursday's news has officially penned the writing we should have been reading on the wall for the past four years: UNC men's basketball is not going to get hammered by the NCAA. The only major punishment that remains in play is a postseason ban for the potential 2015-16 preseason No. 1 Heels, and that news would elicit some not-so-mild shock at this point. The NCAA's 59-page NOA (featuring a 732-page list of exhibits) is predictably dense and sheds little light as to what exact punishments may soon be tossed in the direction of Chapel Hill. Even though "academic" and "fraud" have combined to be the headlining two-word phrase of this "scandal," the NCAA declined to investigate the allegation that over a span of 18 years, 3,100 students (47 percent of which were athletes) at UNC took... Those courses, according to the allegations, allowed the students to receive quality grades without having to show up for class, turn in papers or take tests.
Minnesota's Reilly chooses Wild
On Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that Reilly, a Minnesota Golden Gopher for the last three seasons, has chosen to sign with the Minnesota Wild. In 2014-15, Reilly collected 42 points (6G, 36A) in 39 games, and completed his collegiate career ...
June 26, 2015
Green Bay Packers: Their biggest draft impact is Maxx Williams
When the 30 th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft hits the clock, the best player for the Green Bay Packers, along with the biggest impact player could be the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ tight end Maxx Williams. There is no denying the Green Bay Packers need to ...
April 27, 2015
DePaul pulls off upset over Minnesota
Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Megan Podkowa netted 23 points and grabbed five rebounds to pace her ninth-seeded DePaul Blue Demons past the eighth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers, 79-72, in the opening round of the NCAA Women's Tournament at Purcell ...
March 20, 2015
Donnelly's Shot Clock: Will Minnesota live to play another game?
Welcome back to the Shot Clock ... still think the Gophers are NIT-bound. It's up to you to decide whether that's a blessing or a curse. Patrick Donnelly covers Golden Gophers men's basketball for 1500ESPN.com. He has covered the Minnesota sports ...
March 13, 2015
Minnesota loses to Penn State after buzzer-beating 3
Newbill dribbled the clock down in the backcourt, squared up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer to finish with 31 points and lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on ... five 3-pointers for the Golden Gophers (17-14, 6-12), pump ...
March 7, 2015
Recap: Minnesota vs. Penn State
... Newbill connected on a 3-point jumper with one second remaining on the clock to lift his Penn State Nittany Lions to a thrilling 79-76 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten Conference action at Williams Arena. Newbill led the charge for ...
March 7, 2015
NHL player traded close to home after 11-year-old daughter’s heartwarming letter goes viral
Leopold, a Minnesota native, played collegiately for the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers, and his wife Jamie and their four children live in the Twin Cities area. Hours before the trade was finalized Monday, a photo of a heartfelt letter 11-year ...