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Completed class: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota has announced its 2015 class:<p><b>Three-stars</b><p>Rashad Still WR -- Andress High School, Texas<p>Charlie Rogers S -- Iowa Western Community College, …

College Sports

NFLPA releases statement on Adrian Peterson suspension

The players' union is questioning the NFL's disciplinary process and will call for a neutral arbitrator to hear an appeal.<p>Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season on Tuesday morning. The National Football League Players Association …

Did ESPN really proclaim Ohio State escaped UMN?

After Ohio State's win over Minnesota, a bit of a 'scandal' unfurled on Twitter about how the Buckeye's win was being presented. Here's what happened.<p>…

Bowl Projections: Predicting Top 2014-15 Postseason Matchups

With the halfway point of the 2014-15 college football season a thing of the past, the inaugural College Football Playoff and the usual crop of bowl games are within reach.<p>In other words, it is time to project how things will shake out.<p>There are enough games in the books to know which teams stand …

College Football

College Football Rankings 2014: Week 9 Standings and Top 25 Team Records

The lead-up to the College Football Playoff has been an emotional roller coaster every single week, but that ride may go on a temporary hiatus in Week 9. After all, there are only two games between ranked teams in The Associated Press Poll on tap, and three of the Top 10 teams are on a bye.<p>Of …

College Football

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big Ten

Recruitment

Iggy Azalea wants you to do 'The Gopher'

Rapper Iggy Azalea and Minnesota go together like ... uh ... Vegemite and Jell-O salad?<p>Iggy Azalea appeared at Minnesota's homecoming concert on Friday and also took the time to shoot the above hype video for their game against Purdue.<p>She also got a present from Coach Kill!<p>Hopefully she can use …

Packers-Vikings: 10 things to know from Green Bay's 42-10 win

10 things to know about the Packers 42-10 beatdown of the Vikings on Thursday night.<p>Unfortunately we got another laugher on Thursday night -- Green …

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers: Full Report Card Grades for Minnesota

On the bright side, the Minnesota Vikings don't have a quarterback controversy to worry about.<p>Things began getting ominous early on Thursday as reports began to trickle out of Green Bay that Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn't going to play.<p>It became official about 90 minutes before …

Football (U.S.)

Embarrassing Loss Is Nail in the Coffin for Christian Ponder's Vikings Future

The Minnesota Vikings suffered an annihilation at the hands of the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night with discouraged quarterback Christian Ponder the symbol at the forefront of the team’s inadequacy.<p>A perfect storm led to the embarrassing showing put forth by Minnesota. Ponder was plugged into …

Football (U.S.)

Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos: Complete Week 5 Preview for Arizona

It’s Week 5, which means the Arizona Cardinals will travel to play the Denver Broncos in what looks like the matchup of the week. A quarter of the 2014 NFL season is gone, and the Cardinals (3-0) are one of two remaining undefeated teams—the other being the Cincinnati Bengals, who also just enjoyed …

Bridgewater: Will be ready for Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the Minnesota Vikings had played the Green Bay Packers on Sunday instead of Thursday, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said, he …

Cordarrelle Patterson says hip is fine, hopes to get more work

Getty Images<p>Among the many things that went wrong for the Vikings on Thursday night in Green Bay was a hip injury suffered by wide receiver …

2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft order set

2015 Draft Order<p>Team<p>2014 Record<p>1<p>Arizona Diamondbacks<p>64-98<p>2<p>Houston Astros*<p>70-92<p>3<p>Colorado Rockies<p>66-95<p>4<p>Texas Rangers<p>67-95<p>5<p>Houston Astros<p>70-92<p>6<p>Minnesota …

Derek Jeter Top 10 Career Highlights

Top 10

Inside Baseball: What Gives a Baseball Its Bounce?

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Physics<br>Collisions<br>Elasticity<br>Coefficient of restitution<br>Density <b><br>Introduction</b><br>One way to figure out how something works is to look …

Dates, location set for 2015 draft

The NFL draft has a new date -- and a new home.<p>Next year's draft will be at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago from April 30 …

Peppers and Rodgers lead Packers in rout of Vikings

The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.<p>Even Julius Peppers found his way across the goal line through the mist against the Minnesota Vikings.<p>Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and Green Bay routed its NFC North …