Our Wonderful Women: Lynx Off to Record Start

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Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen, Sylvia Fowles and the rest of the WNBA’s most recent dynasty ticked off another accomplishment Tuesday by besting their own record start of 2012 to start 11-0 with an 87-63 win over the Indiana Fever.

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Vikes New Practice Facility to Land in Eagan

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Winter Park has been the headquarters of the Vikings for over 30 years, but the Eden Prairie complex may soon have a replacement.

The Vikings announced their agreement to purchase a 185-acre complex in Eagan that formerly housed Northwest Airlines that would potentially become the new home of the Vikings away from U.S. Bank Stadium.

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U of M Athletic Director Story Continues

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In the 10-plus days since former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague’s Aug. 7 resignation, we’ve learned what led to his decision to step down and then some.

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Minnesota Basketball Teams Make Moves

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The two major league basketball teams in the state of Minnesota have both recently made moves to bolster their respective rosters.

The Timberwolves and its sister club, the Lynx both acquired new players, hoping to provide both leadership and statistical improvement.

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Vikings Training Camp Underway

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Ah, it’s that time of year again! The yearly ramp-up before the NFL season begins and the Vikings’ trek to Mankato begins.

Last year, Minnesota Connected was able to chronicle some of training camp.

This past Saturday marked the 2015 report date for the players, but Sunday was the first open practice held by head coach Mike Zimmer (full schedule here). Practice runs each day 10:30-11 a.m. and 2:45-5 p.m.

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Timberwolves’ Big Night: Draft Towns and Tyus Jones

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Going into the draft Thursday, it was basically a lock that the Timberwolves were going to select Karl-Anthony Towns with the first number one overall selection in Minnesota basketball history.

This certainty came after months of speculation that Coach/GM Flip Saunders was enamored with Duke big man Jahlil Okafor. In fact, Towns didn’t know he was going to be picked first until NBA commissioner Adam Silver nodded at him before announcing the first pick.

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