The Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Lakers and the St. Cloud Norsemen and Granite City Lumberjacks hockey teams earned wins Friday. The St. Cloud State, College of St. Benedict, and University of Minnesota hockey teams did not fare as well. On Saturday, college football returns, the SJU hockey team marks the start of their season, and the Minnesota Wild will head to Detroit.
The North Dakota State University and St. John's University football teams added to their win counts, the Minnesota Wild earned a dominant win in their preseason finale, and the Granite City Lumberjacks completed a weekend sweep on Saturday, while the Gopher men's hockey team fell to split the weekend series with Mankato and the Norsemen got swept up by the Bobcats. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will host their last home divisional game of the season against the Bears, and the Timberwolves will continue the preseason with a trip to Los Angeles.