Reports: Gophers to play Oklahoma State at U.S. Bank Stadium

The NCAA will use the game as a tune up for the 2019 Final Four.
Author:
Publish date:

It's been known for some time now that the Gophers men's basketball team would host a marquee team in a game at U.S. Bank Stadium next season, and now the word is out on which team it'll be. 

It's not Kentucky, Kansas, Duke or North Carolina, but it is the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference, according to Marcus Fuller of the the Star Tribune. 

KSTP's Darren Wolfson confirmed the report on Twitter, adding that the game will be played some time in December, and could feature another local college team the same day. 

The game will serve as a test for the 2019 Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium next April.  

Oklahoma State went 21-15 last season and has routinely finished in the middle of the Big 12 standings the last six seasons. 

The Gophers went 15-17 last season, losing 14 of their final 16 games. 

Next Up

124906958_401361401236047_6293747214536025849_o

Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

Screen Shot 2020-12-03 at 5.01.58 PM

Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

Hennepin County Government Center

Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

northfield community education center

Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

state hockey tournament, mshsl

MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.

hydrocodon-DEA

Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

los ocampos

Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

covid-19, coronavirus

Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

Jenna Fish

Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Plainview

More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

radio station, microphone

MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

Related