MINNEAPOLIS — In just his first full seasons with the Vikings, Kai Forbath has become acutely aware of the franchise's wobbly place-kicking history, spoiled by painful late misses by Gary Anderson and Forthbath's predecessor Blair Walsh. Forbath couldn't ignore that past if he wanted to, because Minnesota fans keep reminding him. Forbath, 30, is prepping for Sunday's NFC Championship Game with dreams of being a hero and not another name for Vikings fans to curse.
MINNEAPOLIS—Five weeks ago, the Gophers men's basketball team entered a much-hyped Nov. 29 home game against the Miami Hurricanes with a 7-0 record and the No. 12 ranking in the country. Darlings to a fan base that raised expectations after an NCAA tournament trip last season, the Gophers had created buzz of a deep March run.