Minnesota Men's Sports Teams Are on a Combined 26-Game Losing Streak

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Even for Minnesota this is getting ugly
All right, this is getting ridiculous. The Wild, Timberwolves, and Gopher men's basketball and hockey have combined to lose 26 consecutive games. Throw in Gopher football's loss in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day and it's 27 straight, with a combined 2-18 record in 2015.

Meanwhile Gophers women's basketball and hockey are both riding high, sporting records of 14-2 and 19-1-3, respectively. Maybe it's time to check out some women's games?

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Video: Watch Wild Coach Mike Yeo Berate His Team at Practice

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Nothing like an old-fashioned, profanity-laced tirade to rally the troops
The Wild are in a tailspin. The team has lost eight of its last ten games and is now just one point away from last in the division. Underachieving vets (we're looking at you, Vanek and Koivu), injuries, and inconsistent goaltending have plagued a team with the highest expectations in franchise history.

The struggles have Mike Yeo, the youngest head coach in the NHL, feeling some heat. After a bad 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose, Yeo lost his shit during a lackluster practice. KSTP caught it on tape.

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Minnesota Wild Plagued By Mumps Outbreak

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Today star Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter is set to return to action after missing two games due to a mumps infection. Suter is the fifth (!) Wild defenseman to get catch mumps this season.

What the heck are mumps? We reached out to Minnesota Department of Health epidemiologist Emily Banerjee to find out more.

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Game 7 in Colorado worked out well for Wild first time around [VIDEO]

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The greatest moment in franchise history so far happened during the last Game 7 against the Avs.
Tonight, the Wild face a decisive Game 7 in Colorado. It's not the first time they've been in this situation.

Back in 2003, the Wild traveled to Denver in the same circumstance -- Game 7 of a first-round playoff series. Tonight, once again, they're up against Patrick Roy, as the Avs' '03 goalie is now Colorado's head coach.

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#LadyInPink Alyssa Nelson is the sexy star of the Wild's huge Game 6 win [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

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In the span of one Vine video, Nelson became everyone's favorite Wild fan.
Late in the second period of last night's do-or-die Game 6, the Wild needed a lift. The hometown team had already blown a two-goal lead and weren't dominating play like they had for much of the series. It felt like they were on the ropes.

Then, the #LadyInPink happened.

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Was this hit by Wild's Matt Cooke dirty? [VIDEO]

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Wild forward Matt Cooke has earned a reputation as a dirty player. (Check out our post about his five nastiest hits here.) But when he signed with the Minnesota Wild last summer, the 35-year-old Cooke said he had turned a new leaf. We profiled the "new Cooke" in an October feature story.

Cooke managed to keep his nose clean most of this season, but last night, he embroiled himself in controversy once again with a very questionable hit on star Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie.

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Matt Cooke was not the cause of reporter's facial wound [UPDATE]

Categories: Accidents, Wild
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Matt Cooke found himself in a universally enviable position last week -- whacking a reporter in the face. Only it wasn't intentional. Seriously.

SEE ALSO: Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitator

Watch in the GIF below as the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello checks the Wild forward. Cooke's stick rockets into the left cheek of Fox Sports North reporter and former NHL goalie Mike Greenlay, who normally has the best seat in the house, smashed between team benches.

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Surprise reunion of soldier and his wife at Wild game will make you cry happy tears [VIDEO]

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The Minnesota Wild helped make Jamie Jenn's birthday very special.

Jenn thought she was taking part in a run of the mill intermission contest last night when, out of nowhere, the scoreboard's video feed was interrupted by her husband, Crystal native Specialist Nick Jenn, who's currently on leave from his third tour of duty in Kuwait.

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Wild acquire philosopher-goalie Ilya Bryzgalov [VIDEOS]

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Bryzgalov: "The solar system is so huMANgous big."
Today, the surging Minnesota Wild acquired some goaltending insurance by acquiring 33-year-old Russian veteran Ilya Bryzgalov for a fourth-round pick.

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Bryzgalov will probably be slotted behind Darcy Kuemper on the goalie depth chart, but as evidenced by a 2011 HBO documentary, he immediately becomes the team's foremost philosopher.

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Zach Parise humbled to be named captain of Team USA

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The Wild's Zach Parise has been named leader of a small army known as the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team, which is expected later this month to invade the resort coastal city of Sochi, Russia.

Friday's announcement brings an end to speculation of the last few weeks about which American-born player would don the mighty letter "C."

"The majority of the guys wear a letter with their own team so there's going to be plenty of guys over there capable of doing it," Parise told Wild.com, "but I'm pretty humbled to be named the captain."

SEE ALSO: Zach Parise: New Minnesota Wild star's top 10 goals [VIDEOS]

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