Joel Maturi spent much of the last week in Chicago meeting with Big Ten athletic directors about a college football playoff system. "I think the majority of Big Ten athletic directors favor a four-team playoff, two semifinal games followed by a championship game," Maturi said.
Motorcyclist dies a month after striking deer in Minnesota
The crash happened north of Mankato near the small town of Norseland.
Watch: MN lawmaker 'attacked' by giggling child during live hearing
This has to be the most adorable moment ever from a Commerce Finance and Policy Committee hearing, right?
Sloane Martin leaving WCCO Radio for bigger role with Big Ten Network
Martin has been a staple at WCCO Radio since Election Day 2016.
Xcel Energy wants to raise MN customers' electricity rates
If approved, rates go up by an average of $18.50 a month for customers.
MPD chief 'confident' officers will still show up after Question 2 vote
Arradondo held a press conference Wednesday in which he urged for a 'No' vote.
Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign
The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.
Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19
The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.
12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days
Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, October 27
The latest from MDH.
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell will step down in June
He won't seek a second six-year term.
MN furniture company wouldn't hire applicant who is transgender
The company will pay him $60,000.
Big Ten brainstorming idea of national four team football playoff system
Big Ten officials are entertaining the idea of a national four team football playoff system that would allow the higher seed to host the two semifinal games. The championship game would then be bid on, much like the Super Bowl.
Joel Maturi out as U of M Athletics Director
University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi says he will step down from his post, effective June 30. Hired in 2002, Maturi has been under intense pressure in recent years as the men's football and basketball programs continue to struggle.
Teague supports NCAA football playoff
Norwood Teague, the soon-to-be Gophers athletics director, supports an NCAA Division I football playoff. He says, "the revenue from the playoff would be incredible." Teague also tells the Pioneer Press that they have to be careful not to water down the regular season, because every game is important.
'U' picks Norwood Teague as next athletics director
It's a done deal at the University of Minnesota. Virginia Commonwealth's Norwood Teague has been announced as the new Gophers athletics director to succeed Joel Maturi. U of M President Eric Kaler calls Teague "the real deal." Teague says he knows he has "big shoes to fill" in replacing Maturi.
Gray says student-athletes want the next AD at Minnesota to be 'accessible'
Gophers' quarterback MarQueis Gray says the next athletics director at the University of Minnesota needs to be accessible. Gray has spent some time serving on the advisory board, helping in the search for Joel Maturi's replacement. He wants the next AD to "get to know" the athletes and what they need to win.
Assessing Maturi's career with Gophers
Joel Maturi is retiring from his role as University of Minnesota athletics director on June 30. What kind of legacy will he leave behind? The Gophers haven't been spectacular in any major sports under Maturi's watch, but he avoided scandals and brought football back to the U of M campus.
Rallis believes the Gophers are capable of winning the Big Ten football title
Gophers senior linebacker Mike Rallis isn't selling his team short in 2012. Rallis, who led Minnesota in tackles last season, tells the Pioneer Press that a Big Ten title is possible if they "play good consistently every game." Spring practices begin Thursday.
Goodbye BCS, hello 4-team NCAA playoff
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in Division I college football is coming to an end. A committee of University presidents approved a plan Tuesday to eliminate the BCS in favor of a four-team playoff format beginning in 2014. The BCS has been in place since 1998.
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