(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings’ playoff run is over. They lost to the 49ers 27-10 on Saturday in Santa Clara. Kirk Cousins threw for 172 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss for Minnesota. Dalvin Cook was held to just 18 yards on nine carries. The Vikes finished the game with just 147 yards of total offense.
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cleveland Browns are planning to make Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski their next head coach. Multiple outlets report the Browns will hire Stefanski to replace Freddie Kitchens, who was fired after only one season. ESPN also reports Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is not expected to return.
(Frisco, TX) — North Dakota State ran its Football Championship Subdivision record winning streak to 37 in a row Saturday by beating James Madison 28-20 in the FCS National Championship Game. The Bison completed the first 16-win season in any division of college football since Yale in 1894, a span of 126 years. Over their undefeated stretch, NDSU has won three consecutive national championships.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild’s losing streak is up to three after a 4-1 setback to the Canucks at The X. Marcus Foligno scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which has dropped five of its last six overall. The Wild look to bounce back tomorrow at Pittsburgh.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back home to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota has dropped two-of-three after Saturday’s 139-109 setback in Houston. The Wolves are now 15-and-23 on the season. OKC comes in at 22-and-17.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is celebrating another upset win after taking down 19th-ranked Michigan 75-67 in Minneapolis. Daniel Oturu poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the Golden Gophers, who improved to 9-and-7 and 3-and-3 in the Big Ten. They also beat previous third-ranked Ohio State back in December. Marcus Carr posted 21 points and 12 assists in the victory. The Gophers host 20th-ranked Penn State on Wednesday.
(Champaign, IL) — Minnesota’s women’s basketball team suffered a pair of losses yesterday. They lost their leading scorer, Destiny Pitts, who was suspended for what the university called conduct unbecoming a member of the team. Coach Lindsay Whalen would not comment on what the conduct involved after the game. The women Gophers also lost to the University of Illinois, 74-to-71.