Friday, November 17, 2017

Minnesota defeats Nebraska for second Big Ten win

What started as a battle of two struggling Big Ten teams, the Minnesota Gophers offense came to life against the Nebraska Cornhusker defense, generating 514 yards of total offense, 350 more yards than they put up against Michigan the week before. Still struggling in the passing game, Gopher quarterback Demry Croft went 9/15 for 105 yards. What he lacked in...

Gophers notch first Big Ten victory on Homecoming

After almost a month of coming up short in on the scoreboard, the Gophers hand on and defeat the Illinois Illini in an exciting final five minutes of play. Pregame was highlighted with former cheerleaders and members of the University of Minnesota Dance Team taking the sidelines to get the crowd going. Senior linebacker Jonathan Celestin picked up a 31 yard...

Gene Simmons band, Don Felder and Cheap Trick headline hurricane benefit in St. Paul

The majority of the posts here are sports related (it is a sports site after all) but every once in a while Matt, one of the Minnesota Sports Report photographers, got a chance to attend and cover the event. The acts included: The Gene Simmons Band & Ace Frehley Cheap Trick Don Felder (Eagles) The Jayhawks Flipp @genesimmons

Gophers subdue Raiders on rough and tumble ground game

For the Middle Tennessee State Raiders, the trip up north was a step up in competition, but they were confident, with a well-seasoned team, they were hoping to come away with the upset. Unfortunately for the Raiders, their starting quarterback was unavailable, having sustained an injury in the previous game, and the moss really hampered an otherwise, according to some,...

Gophers embark on Fleck voyage with win

It was not the prettiest game ever played, but, in the end, the Gophers walk away with a victory.  New Minnesota Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck is the third head coach for the University of Minnesota Gophers program in as many years. Fleck's mantra, row the boat, is evident, from the helmets to the walls under the stadium, it is...

Vikings training camp ends an era at Mankato

The annual Blakeslee Stadium night practice has been a tradition for Minnesota Vikings fans looking for a first look at the team during training camp in Mankato, Minnesota.  The 2017 night practice marks the final Mankato night practice as the team will be moving to their new home in Eagan for their 2018 training camp. The practice was a success...

Extreme Race Day 2017 was a wild success

Canterbury Park is one of those organizations.  Their annual special events are fantastic family affairs. Extreme Race Day features some of the best horse racing in the Midwest – like they do every weekend as well some fun, non-Parimutuel wagering events geared to the kid in all of us. There were sightings of camels, ostriches and zebras taking the track...

African Animals run the turf on Extreme Race Day

There are few organizations that have the ability to put on a show for kids and adults alike. Canterbury Park is one of those organizations.  Their annual special events are fantastic family affairs. Extreme Race Day features some of the best horse racing in the Midwest – like they do every weekend as well some fun, non-Parimutuel wagering events...

Brainerd International Raceway set for 100 mile Trans Am race

The Independence Day weekend has long been a tradition for fans at Brainerd International Raceway, and this year the 31st Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go will not dissapoint.  With drag racing, road racing, a classic car show and tons of fireworks (worth the price of admission alone) will have something for everyone. The main event is the Ryan Companies Independence...

Indian Motorcycles to make hometown splash at X Games in Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis will be kicking off an action packed list of special events at US Bank Stadium, starting with the 26th edition of the Summer X Games July 13 -16. The four day event will feature gravity (and common sense) defying feats performed on two or four wheels include bicycles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, skateboards followed by concerts...