The launch toward the first Prep Bowl played at U.S. Bank Stadium takes place Tuesday as high school football teams throughout Minnesota, from Nine-man to Class 5A, begin section playoffs. Several top seeds -- and all Class 6A teams -- have the night off, giving the underdogs and dreamers a 100-yard stage. Here are five things to watch Tuesday:
There was a time this season, not more than a month or so ago, when the possibility of a team other than Edina winning the Class 2A girls’ tennis state championship seemed like more than just a wispy “what if?”
In the middle of October, Mike Zimmer is looking for proof that his one-loss Vikings team is special.
1. Chasing a title, all the way to the Bay
NFL TV ratings are down this season, which was probably a good thing for the league Sunday night. It meant fewer people saw the Cardinals and Seahawks play to a 6-6 tie in a game more notable for what it lacked (like, say, touchdowns and clutch field goals) than what it offered.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Always up for a party, Cleveland's about to rock like never before.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis was raised on Chicago's North Side, and like so many other kids, he grew up idolizing Ryne Sandberg, watching Sammy Sosa smash home runs and listening to Harry Caray.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos are whole again.
MIAMI (AP) — The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start.