The Latest – February 10, 2012 10 Feb 12

Wolves Host Mavs
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will have Kevin Love back in the lineup tonight. He’ll play against the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center after serving a two-game suspension for stomping on Houston’s Luis Scola during the third quarter of Saturday’s 100-91 win. Love, who leads the Wolves in both scoring and rebounding, missed Tuesday’s win over Sacramento and Wednesday’s loss at Memphis. The All-Star forward should provide a big lift for a Minnesota team that had its three-game winning streak cut short against the Grizzlies. Dallas, meanwhile, will wrap up a three-game road trip. The Mavs put the brakes on a three-game slide with Wednesday’s 105-95 triumph at Denver thanks to Dirk Nowitzki’s 25 points and nine rebounds. Tipoff tonight is 7 p.m.

Gophers Off
(Minneapolis, MN) — Neither the University of Minnesota men’s or women’s basketball teams have games this weekend. Both are coming off Thursday night defeats to border rivals and each will have home games early next week against ranked foes. Tubby Smith’s men’s team fell at home last night to Wisconsin 68-61 in overtime. His team will host number-three Ohio State on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Williams Arena. Pam Borton’s team lost at Iowa 73-58 last night. Her club will host No 15 Nebraska on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at Williams Arena.

Game Time Set For Gophers-Indiana MBB Game
(Minneapolis, MN) — Tipoff time for the Minnesota-Indiana men’s basketball game has been set for Sunday, February 26th at noon at Williams Arena. The game has been given a “wild card” status by the Big Ten Conference, meaning they were holding off on naming an exact date or time until the league standings could come into clearer focus. The game will be broadcast on national cable television channel ESPN, as well as on the statewide Gophers Radio Network. Minnesota defeated then number-seven Indiana 77-74 back on January 12th.

Men’s College Basketball
(Undated) — Here is Friday’s slate of men’s college basketball games:

Bethany Lutheran at Northland, 7:30pm
Crown at Minnesota-Morris, 7:30pm
Northwestern at Presentation, 7:30pm

Martin Luther at St. Scholastica, 7:30pm Minnesota-Crookston at Bemidji State, 8pm Minnesota State-Mankato at St. Cloud State, 8pm Minnesota State-Moorhead at Minnesota-Duluth, 8pm Southwest Minnesota State at Concordia-St. Paul, 8pm

Women’s College Basketball
(Undated) — Here is Friday’s slate of women’s college basketball games:

Bethany Lutheran at Northland, 5:30pm
Crown at Minnesota-Morris, 5:30pm
Northwestern at Presentation, 5:30pm

Martin Luther at St. Scholastica, 5:30pm Minnesota-Crookston at Bemidji State, 6pm Minnesota State-Mankato at St. Cloud State, 6pm Minnesota State-Moorhead at Minnesota-Duluth, 6pm Southwest Minnesota State at Concordia-St. Paul, 6pm

Wild Host Columbus Tomorrow
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are practicing at the St. Thomas Ice Arena today in preparation for their game tomorrow night against Columbus. The Blue Jackets beat the Wild on Tuesday night in Columbus 3-1. Columbus lost to Dallas last night 4-2. Minnesota lost for the third straight game, falling on home ice last night to Vancouver 5-2. The puck drops tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

Gophers At Denver
(Denver, CO) — Second-ranked Minnesota is at number-14 Denver in a pair of key WCHA men’s hockey games this weekend. Tonight’s game begins at 9 p.m., while tomorrow the two teams face off at 8 p.m. The Golden Gophers enter play tonight with a 19-9-and-1 overall record and a 15-and-5 conference mark. Denver is 15-9-and-4 overall; 10-6-and-4 in the league.

UMD At Home
(Duluth, MN) — Number-three Minnesota-Duluth hosts 16th-ranked North Dakota in a pair of WCHA men’s hockey games this weekend. The defending NCAA champions are 18-6-and-4 overall and 12-5-and-3 in the WCHA. North Dakota enters the game with a 15-10-and-2 overall mark; 11-9-and-0 in the league. UMD will honor the four Hobey Baker winners in their program history during the first intermission of tonight’s game. The honorees are Tom Kurvers, Bill Watson, Chris Marinucci, and Junior Lessard. Four new banners commemorating each individual will be hung from the rafters of the new AMSOIL Arena. Games both nights face off at 7 p.m.

Beavers Host Tigers
(Bemidji, MN) — Bemidji State entertains Colorado College in men’s hockey tonight and tomorrow night. The puck will drop at the Sanford Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The Beavers hit the ice tonight with a 13-12-and-3 overall record and a 7-10-and-3 WCHA mark. Colorado College is 15-9-and-2 overall; 12-7-and-1 in the conference.

MSU In Great Northwest
(Anchorage, AS) — Minnesota State-Mankato is at Alaska-Anchorage for a two-game men’s hockey series. The Mavericks are 10-19-and-1 overall and 6-15-and-1 in the WCHA. The Seawolves are 7-17-and-2 overall; 4-17-and-1 in the league. Games tonight and tomorrow each start at 10 p.m.

Men’s Hockey
(Undated) — Here is Friday’s slate of men’s college hockey games in the WCHA:

Nebraska-Omaha at Michigan Tech, 6pm
North Dakota at Minnesota-Duluth, 7pm
Colorado College at Bemidji State, 7:30pm Minnesota at Denver, 9pm Minnesota State-Mankato at Alaska-Anchorage, 10pm

(Undated) — Here is Friday’s remaining slate of games in men’s college hockey:

Bethel at Augsburg, 7pm
Saint Mary’s at Gustavus, 7pm
Concordia-Moorhead at Hamline, 7pm
St. Scholastica at UW-River Falls, 7pm
Saint John’s at St. Olaf, 7:30pm

Women’s Hockey
(Undated) — Here is Friday’s slate of women’s college hockey games in the WCHA:

Minnesota-Duluth at Bemidji State, 2pm
Minnesota at Ohio State, 6pm
North Dakota at Minnesota State-Mankato, 7pm Wisconsin at St. Cloud State, 7pm

(Undated) — Here is Friday’s remaining slate of women’s college hockey games:

St. Scholastica at Concordia-Wisconsin, 7pm Augsburg at Bethel, 7pm Gustavus at Saint Mary’s, 7pm Hamline at Concordia-Moorhead, 7pm Saint Catherine at St. Thomas, 7pm St. Olaf at Saint Benedict, 7:30pm

Beavers To Induct Eight
(Bemidji, MN) — Four former Bemidji State athletes, two coaches, a team, and two boosters will be enshrined into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony tomorrow morning. The 2012 Hall of Fame class includes former baseball and football player John Noga of Parkers Prairie; former four-sport star Leland Patten of Bemidji; former swimmer and track athlete Linda (Kirchner) Pomeroy of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and former football player and swimmer Dr. John Wasilak of Cary, North Carolina. In addition, former golf coach Donald Niskanen of Bemidji will be honored, as will alum Tim Buckley. Buckley is currently an assistant basketball coach at Indiana University and goes into the BSU Hall of Fame as an alumni coaching achievement honor The 1982 baseball team also goes in, as do Joseph and Janice Lueken, who have been long-time Beaver supporters.

Tennis Player Honored
(Burnsville, MN) — Minnesota-Duluth senior women’s tennis player Katie Bolf of Hibbing is this week’s NSIC Tennis Player of the Week. She went 3-and-0 in number-one singles and 3-and-0 in number-one doubles for the Bulldogs last week.

Vikings Fundraiser Today
(Eden Prairie, MN) — The 17th annual Minnesota Vikings Arctic Blast is set for this weekend near Lake Mille Lacs. The snowmobile rally begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday. The event features current and former Vikings players along with cheerleaders. Among the current and former players scheduled to appear at the festivities are Toby Gerhart, Jamarca Sanford, Joe Webb, Darrin Nelson, Pete Bercich, Joey Browner, and others. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Vikings Children’s Fund. Details on the weekend can be found at the Vikings’ webpage.


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