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Minnesota Awarded Major League Soccer Franchise

Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded a franchise to Minnesota! The official announcement was made this morning (March 25) at a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The franchise has been awarded to an ownership group that includes Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of Minneapolis-base

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Wild Top Islanders 2-1 In Shootout [Video Recap]

The Minnesota Wild (42-25-7) scored the only goal in the shootout, sneaking past the New York Islanders (44-25-5) 2-1 last night on Long Island -- their tenth straight road win. Zach Parise scored in the third period and in the shootout for the Wild.

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Wild Stop Leafs 2-1 In Toronto [Video Recap]

The Minnesota Wild (41-25-7) continued their winning ways with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs (27-41-6) last night north of the border. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek scored for the Wild, and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves. It was Minnesota's ninth straight road win.

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Wolves Earn Rare Road Win Over Jazz Monday

Zach LaVine led the Wolves with 27 points on 7-19 shooting, while Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points with seven rebounds. Minnesota returns home Wednesday night to host the Lakers at Target Center (7 PM, WJON).

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Retiring St. John’s Basketball Coach Talks Retirement [AUDIO]

St. John's head men's basketball coach Jim Smith talked with me on WJON today. Jim is the all-time winningest coach in Minnesota college basketball history with 786. Smith led his teams to seven MIAC titles, five MIAC playoff titles, nine trips to the NAIA tournament and eight trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs, most recently in 2007.

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Granite City Lumberjacks Take Home Silver Cup Sunday

The Granite City Lumberjacks topped the North Iowa Bulls 3-2 Sunday afternoon to win the NA3HL's Silver Cup. The Jacks advance to the USA Hockey Tier 3 Junior National Championship starting Friday in Simsbury, Connecticut.

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Wolves Fall To Hornets Sunday

Former Timberwolf Mo Williams paced the Hornets with 24 points off of the bench on 10-16 shooting. The Wolves are at Utah on Monday night (7:30, WJON).

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5 Things We Learned From the First 2 Rounds of the NCAA Tournament

College basketball fans have spent most of the last week gorging themselves on a buffet of hoops action, as the NCAA tournament field went from 68 to 16. Here’s what we've learned.

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SCSU Among Four Minnesota Teams To Make NCAA Hockey Tournament

The St. Cloud State Huskies (19-18-1) are moving on to the NCAA Men's Hockey tournament, taking on Michigan Tech (29-9-2) in the first round Friday night in Fargo. Minnesota, UMD, and Minnesota State (Mankato) also made the 16-team tourney, with Minnesota schools taking 1/4 of the spots.

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Wild Beat Blues 6-3 This Afternoon In St. Paul [Video Recap]

The Minnesota Wild (40-25-7) beat the visiting St. Louis Blues (45-21-6) 6-3 in a matinee game this afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Wild jumped out to a 4-0 lead before hanging on for the win.

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Huskies & Gophers Play For NCHC & Big 10 Hockey Titles Tonight

 

The St. Cloud State Huskies (19-17-1) and the Minnesota Gophers (22-12-3) will each play for their respective conference championships tonight in separate title games. SCSU will face Miami (Ohio) at 7:30 PM in the Target Center. Minnesota will face Michigan at 7 PM in Detroit.

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Gopher Hockey On To Big Ten Title Game With Win Over Ohio State

The Minnesota Gophers Men's Hockey team (22-12-3) has advanced to the Big Ten title game with a 3-0 shutout win over Ohio State (14-19-3) tonight in Detroit. The Gophers will face Michigan (22-14-0) for the conference championship tomorrow night in the Motor City.

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