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30th November 2015

Bemidji State University forward Ben Best has been selected for Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week honors following play Nov. 24 and 28.

Best led the Beavers to a split versus Concordia University-St. Paul and University of Minnesota Crookston, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds per game. Netting 15 points in a 80-70 loss to the Golden Bears, Best recorded career-highs of 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. He added a team-high 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 62-58 NSIC-opening victory versus the Golden Eagles.

Best leads the team in scoring (13.6 ppg) and on the glass (6.4 rpg) five games into the 2015-16 season.

The Beavers, now 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in NSIC play, continues league play this weekend as it travels to St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth. The Beavers and Huskies open the weekend with an 8 p.m. tip off from Hallenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn. Friday, and will wrap up the weekend with a 6 p.m. contest at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth Saturday.


Tuesday, December 1st Lumberjacks Schedule

5:15pm     Hockey:Boys JV Game vs. Moorhead @ Bemidji Community Arena
5:30pm     Hockey:Girls JV Game @ Detroit Lakes High School
5:45pm     Basketball:Boys 9 Game vs. International Falls @ Bemidji High School - Auxillary Gym
5:45pm     Basketball:Boys JV Game vs. International Falls @ Bemidji High School - Main Gym
5:45pm     Basketball:Girls JV Game @ Thief River Falls High School
5:45pm     Basketball:Girls 9 Game @ Thief River Falls High School
6:00pm     Gymnastics:Girls V/JV Meet vs. Little Falls @ Gym Bin
7:15pm     Basketball:Boys Varsity Game  vs. International Falls @ Bemidji High School - Main Gym
7:15pm     Hockey:Girls Varsity Game  @ Detroit Lakes High School
7:30pm     Basketball:Girls Varsity Game @ Thief River Falls High School
7:30pm     Hockey:Boys Varsity Game vs. Moorhead @ Bemidji Community Arena


Golden Gopher football coach Tracy Claeys is making a change to his coaching staff.  The first-year head coach announced he will not retain long-time offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover or quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski.  Limegrover also coached the team's offensive line, while Zebrowski was in charge of the passing game.  Limegrover had been part of this coaching staff since joining Jerry Kill's team in 1999 at Emporia State.  He moved with the staff from there to Southern Illinois, to Northern Illinois, and to Minnesota.  Zebrowski joined Kill's staff at Northern Illinois in 2010 and came with the group to Minnesota.  Claeys, who was named permanent head coach earlier this month, said in a written statement that both coaches were "terrific people and coaches" but he wanted to streamline things and have one coach call the plays.  A search for the replacement coaches will begin immediately.  The Golden Gophers closed out the regular season with a 31-21 defeat at home to rival Wisconsin.  The regular season ended with a 5-and-7 record.  Jerry Kill retired from the head coaching position in late October.

The Minnesota Vikings are all alone in first-place in the N-F-C North division.  Sunday's 20-to-10 win at Atlanta, coupled with Green Bay's home loss to Chicago on Thursday, puts Minnesota atop the division.  The Vikings are 8-and-3 on the season, winners in six of their past seven contests.  The Packers are 7-and-4.  Minnesota entertains 6-and-5 Seattle this Sunday at noon at T-C-F Bank Stadium.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host Orlando tonight at the Target Center.  The Wolves had a three-game winning streak snapped Sunday in Los Angeles, losing to the Clippers, 107-99.  Minnesota is 8-and-9 on the season.  The Magic are 9-and-8 on the year and have won three straight games.  Tonight's tip time is 7 P-M.

The Minnesota Wild hit the road tonight for a game at Chicago.  The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks wrapped up their six-game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings on Saturday in Los Angeles.  Chicago went 2-1-and-2 on the trek and is 13-8-and-3 overall.   Minnesota has dropped six of its past seven games, and sits at 11-7-and-4 on the year. 


Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season
November 29, 2015, 6:15 pm
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season.

MLB to investigate nightclub incident involving Yasiel Puig, sister
November 28, 2015, 12:39 am
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig sustained a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer.

76ers' Okafor 'ashamed' after Boston nightclub incident
November 27, 2015, 11:15 pm
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor says he's embarrassed about a Boston nightclub scuffle captured on video and is dealing with the team and league on possible discipline.

'Uncharted territory': New Jersey college basketball team forfeits game in protest of coach's firing
November 25, 2015, 11:15 pm
A Division III basketball team forfeited a conference game to protest the firing of its coach, dressing and warming up before collectively walking off the court as the game was about to begin.

Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain
November 25, 2015, 2:23 pm
The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.

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