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Bison Advance to FCS Quarterfinals, Huskies Shut Out UND
Bison Advance to FCS Quarterfinals, Huskies Shut Out UND
The St. Cloud State, CSB, and University of Minnesota hockey teams notched wins to secure weekend sweeps on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild earned a shootout win, the CSB, SJU, SCSU, and Gopher basketball teams all came out victorious, the Bison football team trampled Montana to advance in the post-season, and the Granite City Lumberjacks edged out Alexandria, while the St. Cloud Norsemen fell to the Wilderness for the series split, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came up short against the Thunder. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will look to earn their first conference title since 2017 when they close out a three-game home stand against the Jets, and the University of Minnesota men's basketball team will begin Big Ten play against Purdue.
Huskies Hold Off UND, Bison to Host Montana in FCS Playoffs
Huskies Hold Off UND, Bison to Host Montana in FCS Playoffs
The CSB, SCSU, and Gopher hockey teams along with the St. Cloud Norsemen all netted wins on Friday night, while the SJU hockey team fell short in a close contest against Bethel. On Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves will host Oklahoma City, the Wild will host Anaheim, the Bison will host Montana in round two of the FCS Playoffs, the CSB and SJU basketball teams will host Augsburg in a MIAC matchup, the SCSU basketball teams will head to Crookston, the Gopher women's basketball team will return to the court, and the Granite City Lumberjacks will face off against Alexandria in their only contest of the weekend.
Huskies Sweep Tigers, Johnnies Shut Out Northwestern
Huskies Sweep Tigers, Johnnies Shut Out Northwestern
The SCSU men's hockey team shut out Colorado College to earn a weekend sweep, the St. Ben's hockey and basketball teams both notched MIAC wins, the St. John's University football team dominated in round one of the NCAA tournament, the Bison topped UND in the Harvest Bowl, and the Minnesota Wild and Timberwolves both ended Saturday with another tally in the win column. The SJU hockey team ended the weekend with a tie, while the Gopher football team, Johnnies basketball team, Granite City Lumberjacks, and St. Cloud Norsemen all wound up in the loss column. On Sunday, the Gopher women's basketball team will return home to host Presbyterian College, and the Vikings will host the Cowboys in an important NFC matchup.
Gophers Sweep Michigan, Huskies Beat Colorado College on the Road
Gophers Sweep Michigan, Huskies Beat Colorado College on the Road
The University of Minnesota men's hockey team topped Michigan to complete the series sweep and the St. Cloud State University men's hockey team notched their first win of the weekend, while the St. John's and St. Ben's hockey teams both fell on Friday. On Saturday, the season continues for the Gopher and Bison football teams, the SJU football team starts NCAA tournament action, the Granite City Lumberjacks, Minnesota Wild, and St. Cloud Norsemen all take to the ice, and the Timberwolves will visit Philly.
Gophers Rout Northwestern, Johnnies Win Fourth Straight Title
Gophers Rout Northwestern, Johnnies Win Fourth Straight Title
The University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, and St. John's University football teams won big on Saturday. The CSB and SJU basketball and hockey teams also end the weekend on a high note. The St. Cloud State basketball teams notched their first wins of the season, the SCSU men's hockey team rallied to earn the weekend split, and the St. Cloud Norsemen and Granite City Lumberjacks both came out on top, while the SCSU women's hockey team was swept up by UMD. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will head to Buffalo, the Timberwolves will face off against Cleveland, the Wild will host San Jose, and the Gopher women's basketball team will look to build an early-season win streak.
Gophers Earn Split with Penn State, Huskies Fall to Western Mich.
Gophers Earn Split with Penn State, Huskies Fall to Western Mich.
The Gopher men's hockey team earned the weekend series split against Penn State, the Gopher men's basketball team notched their second straight win of the season, the CSB hockey team kicked off MIAC play with a win over the Cobbers, the Granite City Lumberjacks kept their streak alive at home against the Toros, and the Minnesota Wild pulled off a shutout win in Seattle Friday. Meanwhile, the St. Cloud State University men's basketball teams and men's and women's hockey teams, as well as the Minnesota Timberwolves come into the weekend hot off of a loss. On Saturday, the Gopher and Bison football teams will look to keep their streaks alive, and the SJU football team will fight Bethel for the MIAC title. The SJU hockey and basketball teams will return to action, and SCSU women's basketball team and CSB basketball team will tip off their seasons.
Johnnies Punch Ticket to MIAC Championship, Vikings Visit D.C.
Johnnies Punch Ticket to MIAC Championship, Vikings Visit D.C.
The University of Minnesota, St. John's University, and North Dakota State University football teams marched down the field to victories, the Gopher men's hockey team swept Notre Dame, the Granite City Lumberjacks slid past New Ulm, Minnesota Timberwolves topped Houston, and the CSB and SJU hockey teams earned early season wins on Saturday, while the SCSU men's hockey team and St. Cloud Norsemen both came up short. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the Commanders in Washington D.C. in Kirk Cousins' first matchup against his former team.
Huskies and Gophers Open Weekend with Wins, Johnnies Iced by UWEC
Huskies and Gophers Open Weekend with Wins, Johnnies Iced by UWEC
The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University men's hockey teams, the Granite City Lumberjacks, and the St. Cloud Norsemen all opened up their weekend series' with wins, while the St. John's and St. Ben's hockey teams fell in the first frame, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came up short against Milwaukee on Friday. On Saturday, the Gopher, Bison, and Johnnies football teams will look to keep their streaks alive.
Gophers Shut Out Rutgers, Vikings Return from Bye to Host Arizona
Gophers Shut Out Rutgers, Vikings Return from Bye to Host Arizona
The St. John's University, University of Minnesota, and North Dakota State University football teams dominated, the Gopher and Husky men's hockey teams rallied to split their series', the SJU hockey team won their season opener, and the Granite City Lumberjacks earned a weekend sweep Saturday. Meanwhile, the College of St. Benedict hockey team dropped their second straight, the St. Cloud Norsemen were shut out by the Wilderness, and the Minnesota Wild was bested by Detroit. On Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs, and the Vikings return from their bye to host the Cardinals.
Timberwolves Beat Lakers, Huskies’ Streak Comes to an End
Timberwolves Beat Lakers, Huskies’ Streak Comes to an End
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.

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