Skip to main content

Playoff bound: Not in Minnesota

Playoff droughts are common among professional sports teams. However, it's almost unprecedented to see four major sports teams in one city all miss out on the postseason two years in a row.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Playoff droughts are common among professional sports teams. However, it's almost unprecedented to see four major sports teams in one city all miss out on the postseason two years in a row.

Next Up

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

"Love" mural seen in St. Paul.

Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists

The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.

Related

Wolves next in line for playoff push?

It's been nearly two full years since one of Minnesota's "big four" sports teams made the playoffs. Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press believes the Timberwolves will beat the Twins, Vikings and Wild to the playoff punch.

We stink: Minnesota's pro sports teams have never been this bad

If the Twins miss the 2012 playoffs (not a stretch), Minnesota will have been through two full cycles without an NFL, NHL, NBA or MLB playoff team. During all the years we have had four big-league teams, that's never happened.

Worst year ever for Minnesota sports?

With the Vikings, Wolves, Wild and Twins sinking to near historic lows and the Packers winning the Super Bowl, The Daily Gopher argues that 2011 was the worst year in the history of Minnesota sports...Hey Daily Gopher, we've got two words for you: Minnesota Lynx!

Bringin' It: Thursday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

From the BountyGate scandal to the Gophers headed to the Final (NIT) Four, check out today's top sports storylines across Minnesota.

Bringin' It: Friday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

This time of year, it's all about the Twins. Not that we wouldn't love to watch the Timberwolves and Wild in the NBA and NHL playoffs. Maybe next year?

Bringin' It: Wednesday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

Start spreading the news: All the basketball Gophers do is win (lately). Meanwhile, if the Wolves lose to the Bobcats tonight, their playoff hopes are on ice, baby.

Bringin' It: Tuesday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

Here are the top sports stories we're keeping an eye on in and around Minnesota this fine Tuesday.

Bringin' It: Thursday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

What are the five sports stories you simply can't ignore today? Click here to get caught up..