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23rd February 2017

Fresh off clinching the MacNaughon Cup and its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season title, the Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team (19-12-3; 19-5-2-2- WCHA) returns to the Sanford Center to host Minnesota State University, Mankato (18-10-4; 14-8-4-2 WCHA) to wrap up the regular-season slate. The Beavers will also celebrate their senior class Saturday as Nate Arentz, Brendan Harms, Phil Marinaccio, Reid Mimmack, Charlie O’Connor, Carter Struthers and Jesse Wilkins will each suit up for their final home regular-season contest.  Listen to the mens series on Mix 103.7.  Benusa Pregame Show both nights at 6:30pm.

The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team begins the 2017 postseason this weekend by traveling to Minneapolis, Minn., to face No. 4 University of Minnesota. The seventh-seeded Beavers (11-18-3, 7-18-3 WCHA) take on the second-seeded Gophers (23-5-5, 19-4-5 WCHA) in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs for a best-of-three series.  Listen to the womens series on 1300 The Legends.  Benusa Pregame Show tonight at 5:30pm and tomorrow at 3:30pm.

BSU Senior womens basketball guard Aimee Pelzer completed her final season with Bemidji State University women’s basketball by earning the program’s first All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team nod since the 2007-08 season. Pelzer was the only Beaver selected to the all-conference list after finishing third in the NSIC in assists and eighth in scoring.  Pelzer, a team captain and a native of Upsala, Minn., helped the Beavers to their most conference wins since the 2013-14 season. She led the team with 33.8 minutes, 15.0 points, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while also leading beyond the arc with 73 total 3-pointers. The 73 3-pointers converted this season is tied for the third best performance in a single-season in program history. Pelzer finished third in the NSIC shooting 39.0 percent from 3-pointers and ranked fourth with 2.8 3-pointers per game.

The Bemidji Lumberjacks girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 78-52 loss last night at Moorhead.  Section brackets will be finalized tomorrow.  The section boys swim meet will be held in Bemidji this weekend.  Prelims are set for today.  Finals are set for tomorrow at the BHS pool.  The individual wrestling sections are this weekend in Fergus Falls.  The boys basketball team plays at Cloquet tonight.

The NBA trade deadline has hit and the Timberwolves have not made any trades.  Ricky Rubio’s name was floated in a lot of Knicks-Wolves deals for Derrick Rose, but nothing happened. Multiple reports say the Knicks wanted more than Rubio and the Wolves wouldn't budge. 


Transgender boy wins first 2 matches of girls tournament
February 24, 2017, 5:54 pm
Mack Beggs won two matches at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled.

Jameis Winston apologizes for 'poor word choice' during talk to schoolchildren
February 24, 2017, 1:57 am
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston apologized for “using poor word choice” while speaking to a Florida elementary school about gender roles Wednesday.

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting nine girls
February 22, 2017, 3:58 pm
A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."

Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics
February 22, 2017, 3:24 pm
Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Facebook reportedly in talks with MLB to livestream games during season
February 22, 2017, 1:11 am
Facebook and Major League Baseball have reportedly discussed the possibility of the social network streaming at least one baseball game per week during the upcoming season.

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