Around Minnesota in under 600 words

Moving up
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has passed 10 players on the NFL’s all-time rushing list this season.
The next two players that Peterson has on his radar is Stephen Jackson and Fred Taylor.
He is currently 18th all-time.
Limegrover fired
In a surprising twist, the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover Monday, Nov. 30.
The Gophers ranked 75th in the country in passing yards per game (214.2) and 101st in rushing yards (142.9). They scored an average of 24 points per game (97th).
They finished the season with a record of 5-7, but had only two wins in the Big Ten.
With the addition of new Korean “slugger” Byung Ho Park, the general manager Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins have decided to move the real slugger, Miguel Sano, to the already-crowded outfield.
This has to be one of the worst decisions that Ryan has ever made, and he has made plenty. The outfield is filled with Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario, and more than likely Max Kepler.
Ryan’s refusal to get rid of Trevor Plouffe, a 29-year old and career .244 hitter, is ridiculous.
What bugs me more is that the Twins have rolled out the red carpet for Park, already handing him the designated-hitter spot in the lineup.
Make room for Sano at third or first base by getting Plouffe and Mauer the heck out of here.
Freshman breaks out
The Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team might have a good one in freshman forward Jordan Murphy. He helped lead the Gophers to an 89-83 victory over Clemson Monday night, as he finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He came into Monday’s game averaging 17.3 minutes per game to go along with 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds.
Murphy is one of three freshman playing over 15 minutes per game for the Gophers.
The Gophers are 5-2 on the season, and played the University of South Dakota on Saturday.
Banham sets record
University of Minnesota women’s basketball player Rachel Banham made history Monday when she topped Hutchinson’s own, Lindsay Whalen, as the Gophers top scorer in the history of the program.
Banham, a redshirt senior, broke the record with her team down 13 points to Auburn, in Puerto Rico on Dec. 1.
It took Banham 117 games to break Whalen’s record, which took her 113 games to set.
‘Zero-wins’ coach named Coach of the Month
Luke Walton is not the “official” head coach of the Golden State Warriors, but that didn’t stop the NBA from naming him Coach of the Month for November. He is currently the interim head coach, as head coach Steve Kerr is still recovering from back surgery. The Warriors finished the month 19-0.
Did you know?
Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington accumulated 21 steals over a three-game stretch (Nov. 25-29).
He is the first player since Metta World Peace in 2010 to have three games in a row with at least five steals.
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan tied an NBA record when he missed 22 free throws in his teams victory Monday, Nov. 30 against Portland.
Jordan finished the game 12 of 34 from the line. Wilt Chamberlain is the only other player to miss 22 free throws in a single game.
On this day ­­
Kansas beat the University of Cincinnati, 51-47, and snapped the Bearcats’ 90-game home-court winning-streak at Armory Fieldhouse.
Question of
the week
The first college football game was played in 1869.
Which two teams played?

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