Friday, February 13
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is relinquishing his job calling plays for Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the offense. McCarthy has called plays since being hired as coach in 2006. The changes come less than a month after the Packers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.
UNDATED (AP) — Maryland baseball coach John Szefc (shef) says his team needs to guard against overconfidence as it enters its first season in the Big Ten. Szefc said it would be a "monstrous mistake" for his players to think they'll be able to coast in the Big Ten. Maryland and Nebraska are picked 1-2 in the Big Ten coaches' preseason poll.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Pominville and Zach Parise each scored on assists from Mikko Koivu to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 victory yesterday over the Florida Panthers. The Wild improved to 9-1-2 in their past 12 games. Goalie Roberto Luongo fell to 3-10-2 in his career at Xcel Energy Center as the Panthers started a stretch of seven out of eight games on the road.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Maurice Walker sank two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Minnesota beat Iowa 64-59 last night. Andre Hollins led Minnesota with 20 points. Iowa came within two points with 20 seconds left after Jarrod Uthoff sank two free throws. Minnesota's Nate Mason made 1 of 2 from the line with 19 seconds left and Walker sealed it.