The Gopher Football team lost 28-21 at home to New Mexico State Saturday afternoon. With :20 seconds left in the game Gopher first year head coach Jerry Kill suffered what appeared to be a seizure on the sideline. Play stopped for several minutes before the game resumed. Kill was taken off the field by medical staff on a golf cart. The Gophers trailed 21-14 at halftime and were down 28-14 going into the 4th quarter.
The St. Cloud State football team begins the 2011 season Thurdsay night at #12 California, Pennsylvania. The Huskies are ranked #13 in the lastest NABC Division II poll but fellow NSIC team Minnesota-Duluth is ranked #1 in that poll. UMD beat St. Cloud State in the 2nd round of the NCAA Division II tournament last season but the Huskies exceeded expectations.
The Vikings reportedly agreed to sign defensive tackle Remi Ayodele to a contract. Ayodele is 6'2 318 pounds and played all 16 games for the New Orleans Saints in 2010. He had 37 total tackles and 1 sack. Ayodele is 28 years old.
The Twins beat the L.A. Dodgers 1-0 Wednesday afternoon behind a great performance from starting pitcher Scott Baker. Baker threw 7 1/3 innings with 6 hits and 1 walk with 9 strikeouts to get the win and improve to 6-5. Glen Perkins recorded the final 2 outs of the 8th inning and Matt Capps threw a scoreless 9th inning for his 13th save.
Willmar beat the River Bats 7-2 Wednesday night to suffer their 3rd straight loss. Willmar scored 6 first inning runs and held on for the win. Andrew Urban allowed 2 hits, 3 walks and 6 runs (4 earned) in the first inning to take the loss. Kyle Stiner was 3-4 with 1 RBI and Mitch Garver went 2-4 with a solo homerun for St. Cloud.
The Timberwolves picked up the 4th year option on guard Wayne Ellington and 3rd year options on forwards Wes Johnson and Lazar Hayward. Ellington averaged 6.6 points a game in 2010-2011. He was the 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
The Twins snapped a 6-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the L.A. Dodgers at Target Field Tuesday night. Luke Hughes hit a 2-run homerun in the 5th inning to break a 4-all tie for the Twins. Ben Revere went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and 1 RBI and Jason Repko was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases for the Twins.
The St. Cloud River Bats lost 3-2 at home to Duluth Tuesday night. Duluth scored 2 runs in the 8th inning to break a 1-all tie. St. Cloud scored a run in the 8th inning but Jeremy Banks strayed too far off 3rd base in the 9th and was tagged out to end the game. J.R. Reynolds went 2-3 with 1 RBI and Korey Wacker was 1-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored for St. Cloud.
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