Survey details challenges of athlete mask mandate

A grassroots organization made of up parents, coaches, and athletes releases results of a statewide survey from the first week of athlete mask mandates.

  WEM girls’ basketball leaning on experience for 2021

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

Broncos hire ex-Vikings exec Paton as Elway’s GM successor

  Waseca girls’ basketball looking to build off last year’s state tournament run

  Beschorner leaves Minnesota State, joining NDSU staff

Wild extend forward Marcus Foligno with 3-year, $9.3M deal

Continued Coverage

  Mavericks fall to No. 5 in latest USCHO poll

  Sweep to begin conference play huge for MSU men’s basketball

  24/7 indoor sports facility now open

Mavericks split series vs Augustana, 87-82 in game two

  Mavericks dominate Bemidji State in game two, first sweep of season

  Mavericks sweep No. 14 Augustana, 3-1 overall record

  Mavericks take down #14 Augustana

MSU picks up the 72-67 victory.

  Mavericks stun Bemidji State in final moments

Brittyn Fleming scored the go-ahead goal.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

It’s been a memorable week for the sport of hockey.

  City of North Mankato acquires Mankato/North Mankato’s Youth Football League

City of North Mankato announces acquisition of local youth football league.

Iowa’s Lee is ready to go to mat for title he wanted in ’20

Spurgeon wears the ‘C’ as Wild appoint D-man as top leader

  Crusaders are back on the court for practices

  MSU’s adjustments key in first series of the season

Pair of Mavericks earn WCHA Player of the Week awards

Men’s NCAA March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana

  MSU splits series with Bemidji State

Quincy Anderson led the Mavericks with 24 points.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

Two weeks remain until the Maverick’s hockey programs have a week off for the holidays, so there is a lot to squeeze in before then.

  Martin Luther College football excited for spring schedule

The Martin Luther College football program is coming off two straight appearances in the NCAA tournament.

  High school sports set to return

Sports director Rob Clark sat down with Mankato Loyola boys’ basketball head coach Sam Carlson to discuss the upcoming abbreviated winter season.

Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

  Minnesota green-lights youth sports games starting Jan. 14

The guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health comes after Gov. Tim Walz earlier this month said youth sports could resume practices on Jan. 4.

  Gustavus women’s hockey eager to get back on the ice, coming off strong season

The Gusties look to build on last seasons success.

  Gustavus women’s basketball looks beyond the court to build team chemistry

The program emphasizes bonding while playing games isn't an option.

  Bethany women’s basketball primed, ready to return to play

The Vikings are slated to begin their season Jan. 30.

Mavericks sweep BSU to end first half of season on high note

Starter in net, Ryan Edquist, finished the game with 16 saves.

  MSU finishes first half of the season victorious over BSU

MSU now plays behind a 2-5-1 record.

  No. 5 Mavericks make home ice debut, 5-4 victory over BSU

The Mavericks will look to sweep the Beavers, tomorrow.

  Ries set to begin first season with Gusties

Coley Ries is transitioning from being a professional softball player to entering her first season as the head coach of the Gustavus softball program.

  Mavericks fall in shootout to Bemidji State

It was a stalemate through the third and OT periods.

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry

Their annual battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe just happens to be taking place a little later than expected.

  Moorhead QB Trey Feeney named Minnesota AP Player of Year

The 2020 Minnesota Associated Press All-State football team was announced, as voted on by statewide media.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

Both the men and women host this week's competition inside of the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.

  Mankato native stays close to home, signs with Maverick swim team

“I’m super excited to be able to finally make it official,” Kaylee Sivertson said.

  Winter high school athletes given Jan. 4, for practices to start

“We’re excited just to be able to provide a positive opportunity in an environment for kids,” Minnesota State High School League board member, Todd Waterbury said.

  Indoor dining to remain closed through Jan. 11, other modifications made

Inside entertainment venues, event spaces, and similar establishments remain closed until January 11.

  Iowa lifts some virus restrictions; state reports 14 deaths

Reynolds’ revised coronavirus pandemic emergency proclamation, which takes effect Thursday morning, follows an overall decline in the spread of the virus and hospitalizations in Iowa in the past month.

  Mankato West baseball stepping up to help local businesses

The Scarlets are hoping to sell 250 gift cards by Dec. 21.

  MSU swept by Gophers, 2-1 loss

The Mavericks now carry a 1-5-0 regular season record.

  Minnesota State to make adjustments for game two vs No. 3 Gophers

Last night’s 5-1 loss, showed more good than bad for Minnesota State Mankato.

  Mavericks struggle finding back of net, fall to Gophers 5-1

Game two is Friday at 6:07 p.m. in Minneapolis.

  Minnesota State-MSOE series canceled after recent COVID tests

The Minnesota State Athletics Department announced Thursday that the men’s hockey series against Milwaukee School of Engineering has been canceled.

  Parents sue Walz to lift ‘pause’ on youth sports over virus

A group of parents sued Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials Thursday, seeking to throw out his order that put high school sports on hold to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

Two weeks remain until the Maverick’s hockey programs have a week off for the holidays, so there is a lot to squeeze in before then.

  Blueprint for success: Springfield’s Bob Fink

Fink's 30 years of coaching experience features plenty of memorable moments.

  Minnesota State, NSIC make changes to upcoming basketball season

Minnesota State Mavericks basketball games will look different this year, as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced Tuesday its latest changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vikings waive cornerback Holton Hill

Hill played in only three games this year due to a foot injury. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 10, and despite inexperience at the position, the Vikings decided to move on.

  Giants, Vikings shed slow starts, move into playoff position

The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings are in position to pull off remarkable turnarounds.

  Sounders score twice late, stun Minnesota United 3-2

Seattle will travel to Columbus to face the Crew in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.

  Mavericks add home series against MSOE to schedule

The Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey team will host a pair of nonconference games against the Milwaukee School of Engineering, according to officials from MSU’s Athletics Department.

Seattle hosts Minnesota United FC in Western Conference finals

The Seattle Sounders host Minnesota United FC in the Western Conference finals.

  Mavericks can’t rally back, suffer first loss of the season to Michigan Tech

The Mavericks will look to spilt the series Monday night.

  Bethany Lutheran College hoping for competition to return in late January

Regular COVID-19 testing remains an obstacle.

  Minnesota State women’s hockey adds series against Gophers to schedule

The home-and-home series against the Gophers is meant to fill a void in the Mavericks’ schedule, and are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

  Minnesota State-Northern Michigan series canceled

The decision was made after the WCHA learned about recent positive COVID-19 tests within the Northern Michigan hockey program.

  Minnesota advances to Western final, beating Sporting KC 3-0

Fourth-seeded Minnesota will play at No. 2 seed Seattle next Monday for a spot in the MLS Cup finals.

  MSHSL approves winter sports start dates, practices, games

The Minnesota State High School League showed its flexibility as the board unanimously approved multiple start options for youth sports Thursday.

  Mavericks, Huskies reschedule non-conference weekend series

The Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey series against Michigan Tech this weekend has been rescheduled, according to officials from MSU’s Athletics Department.

  After clutch performance, Vikings need Cousins to keep it up

For all the precision and production that Kirk Cousins has displayed with the Minnesota Vikings, the lack of late-game rallies have left them and their fans wanting more from their highly paid and scrutinized quarterback.

Twins non-tender Rosario, Wisler; reach deals with 5 players

The Minnesota Twins declined Wednesday to offer a 2021 contract to Eddie Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

On this week’s episode of Maverick Hockey Quick Hits, Mary Rominger discusses what schedules currently look like for Minnesota State hockey teams and the new USCHO rankings.

  Rubio returns to Wolves, with sharper perspective and skills

Rubio, drafted by the Timberwolves as a 19-year-old out of Spain in 2009 with the fifth overall pick, was more than happy to reunite with coach Ryan Saunders and join a team with offense-minded guards he ought to fit well with.

  Minnesota State announces new dates for Bemidji State clash

The Minnesota State Mavericks Athletic Department announced that new dates have been scheduled for women’s and men’s hockey games against the Bemidji State Beavers.

Vikings cut long snapper Cutting after slump in 2nd season

Cutting was a seventh-round pick in 2019, the first player drafted from Air Force in 20 years.

  Minnesota cancels Northwestern football game

The decision was made by university officials Monday in consultation with the Big Ten.

  Rookies steal the show, MSU defeats SCSU 4-2

The Mavs split the series vs SCSU.

  NCAA winter sports fear delays to COVID-19 following winter break

Only time will tell for these programs.

  Minnesota State falls to Huskies; still seeking first win

The Mavericks would outshoot the Huskies 33-12 in the contest, but wouldn’t be able to find the back of the net.

As Vikings prepare for Panthers, Cook reflects on Teddy Time

Bridgewater, who sat out last week’s game with a minor knee injury but is on track to return this week, will visit the Vikings (4-6) with the Panthers (4-7) on Sunday.

Mavericks still searching for first win after 1-0 loss to St. Cloud State

Calla Frank stopped 32 shots vs Huskies.

  Bahl breaks down offseason, things to come for Maverick soccer

Head Coach Brian Bahl joined Mary Rominger for a team update.

  Hoffner, Mavericks preparing for spring season

Despite having its fall season canceled, the Minnesota State Mavericks football team took this time to prepare for a spring season if one winds up taking place.

  U of M football announces 10 more virus cases

An outbreak among athletes and staff prompted the team to halt all activities on Tuesday, including canceling its game against rival Wisconsin for the first time in 118 years.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits: Preparing for St. Cloud road trip

On this week’s episode of Maverick Hockey Quick Hits, Mary Rominger previews the women’s hockey team’s series at St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday.