In Minnesota, kids have a stick in their hand before they can skate. Hockey is an indelible part of the culture -- and it's fitting that college hockey's champion will be crowned in the state of hockey.
It was up to hoops to get us through a lazy night at home, and Thursday's slate of games didn't disappoint. Unless, of course, you're a Wizards fan. But you're used to being disappointed by now, right?
For football lovers like me, this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games can't come fast enough. But while we wait it out, counting down the hours, at least there are some good Big Ten hoops battles to help pass the time.
Seth Ambroz was going to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers this year, but the coach couldn't promise him enough ice time. Though he'll head back to the USHL, he'll return to his home state for the '11 NHL draft when Ambroz might go top 10.