The Gophers' No. 14 rating in the PairWise standings doesn't look good. Ask head coach Don Lucia and he'll say that ranking doesn't matter until the end of the season. With six games remaining, Lucia says the Gophers are "in a good position right now." He added, "as long as you win games, you don't have to worry about it."
Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Man gets 15 months in prison for sexually abusing boy on MSP-bound flight
A federal jury convicted the man last summer.
Authorities: Former principal who died in MN jail took his own life
He was found unresponsive in the jail last November.
'20/20' investigates Jodi Huisentruit's 1995 disappearance
The news anchor disappeared on her way to work.
Sheriff: 2 injured, drunk driver arrested after head-on crash
The allegedly drunk driver wasn't injured in the crash.
Newest 'Dirty Jobs' ep. has Mike Rowe scraping shmutz in MN
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Unions reach tentative deal with Hennepin Co., averting possible strike
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Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award
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City of Duluth asks some to turn down thermostats immediately
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2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating
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Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
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Lucia up for NCAA Coach of the Year
Gophers coach Don Lucia is one of seven finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award, given yearly to the top college coach in the nation. The winner will be announced on April 6th, one day after the Gophers play Boston College in the Frozen Four. Lucia won the award in 1994 when he was at Colorado College.
Lucia says Gophers' best is 'pretty good'
Don Lucia was happy with his team's resiliency after being swept in Denver before coming back and sweeping Bemidji State. The head coach says the Gophers "can be a pretty good team" when they are blocking shots and limiting their turnovers. Minnesota will need a solid effort this weekend against Nebraska-Omaha.
Lucia regrets Gophers' trash talking weekend with Michigan Tech
Head coach Don Lucia says Michigan Tech got a little too aggressive in the closing moments of the Gophers' 6-2 win Saturday night, and the rough play ultimately led to trash talking between the coaches. Lucia said it was "regrettable and hopefully it doesn't happen again."
Lucia worried about Badgers, not MacNaughton Cup
Don Lucia has his Golden Gophers focused on this weekend's series against the Wisconsin Badgers, not winning the MacNaughton Cup. The Gophers need one win to clinch the WCHA regular season title, but Lucia says beating Wisconsin will take care of everything.
Lucia's Gophers preparing for defensive-minded St. Cloud State Huskies
Don Lucia and the Gophers men's hockey team is hoping for a big sweep in their home-and-home series with St. Cloud State University this weekend. If they do sweep, it will be the first time any WCHA team has swept the Huskies this season. Lucia says they are tough to play against because of their strong defense and goaltending.
Lucia: We don't have home-ice advantage
The Gopher hockey team will lace up its skates for the West Regional at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this weekend. However, Don Lucia insists that the Gophers won't have home-ice advantage even though they will only be a 15 minute drive from their school.
Lucia pleased with WCHA start
Despite dropping in the national polls, Golden Gopher men's hockey coach Don Lucia is pleased with his team's play through 14 games. He's especially happy with an 8-2-0 record in WCHA play. The Gophers have a one point lead over UMD for first place in the conference.
Haula returning to Gophers next year
Erik Haula will return to the Gophers for his junior season, according to head coach Don Lucia. Haula led Minnesota in scoring last season. Kyle Rau and Nate Schmidt will also return next season. Lucia says "if everybody comes back, we should be be a very good team next year."
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