Beer and wine sales brought in more than $900,000 in their first season at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. University officials say sales at the Gophers' seven home football games averaged $129,610.
The St. Cloud State men's hockey team is ranked #15 this week in the USCHO.com Division I poll. The Huskies split a weekend series at #3 Denver last weekend. The Huskies are 5-3-0 and will host #6 North Dakota at 7:37 Friday night and 7:07 Saturday night.
Minnesota assistant coach Saul Smith will keep his job and return to the team next month after a drunken-driving arrest that put him on unpaid leave for the last five days. Athletic director Norwood Teague said Smith returned to the payroll on Friday but will remain on administrative leave until Nov. 13.
University of Minnesota officials say the first game with alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium went smoothly. Schools spokesman Chuck Tombarge says extra security staff effectively isolated the area where alcohol was sold Saturday.
Fans will be able to drink beer and wine at Minnesota's first home football game of the year at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. Saturday's Gophers game against New Hampshire will mark the first time alcohol will be sold at an athletic event on the University of Minnesota campus.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the university through the 2016-17 season. The deal was finalized Monday, more than a year after talks first began between Smith's agent and school officials.
Minnesota center Ralph Sampson III could miss the Big Ten tournament because of a knee injury. Coach Tubby Smith said Wednesday that Sampson "tweaked" one of his knees in practice Monday and has not participated the last two days.
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