Sports Fans Face Big Decision on Thursday
Thanks to radio and social media, you can follow multiple events on Thursday, but the question is which one to attend among the Vikings, Gophers, Twins and more.
Game four of the Vikings preseason seemed to be a game that would take a back seat to people taking in the aura of US Bank Stadium. But due to the gruesome injury to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, many fans will be watching Minnesota's quarterbacks. Presumptive opening day starter Shaun Hill is not likely to play, but Joel Stave and Brad Sorenson should both play. The game against the Los Angeles Rams kicks off at 7PM.
The Gopher football team opens its season against Oregon State on Thursday at 8PM at TCF Bank Stadium. Pregame coverage begins at 7PM on KRFO AM 1390. Minnesota is a two-touchdown favorite in a nonconference game they need to win.
The Twins are looking to avoid tying a club record when they open up a home stand against the Chicago White Sox at 7:10PM Thursday. Minnesota's franchise record for consecutive losses is 14 set in 1982. The Twins just dropped their 13th in a row Wednesday night. Owatonna and Medford youth baseball and softball teams will be among those recognized by the Twins and Youth 1st of Owatonna for their sportsmanship over the summer.
High school football also debuts locally Thursday as the Triton Cobras host Kasson-Mantorville in a great rivalry match-up. KDHL AM 920 will present coverage. In other prep sports, Owatonna girls swimming opens its season at 6PM against Red Wing at the junior high, girls soccer hosts Mankato West at 7PM at Lincoln and the boys soccer team plays at Mankato West at 5PM. The ninth-grade football team plays at Mankato West at 6PM.
NRHEG volleyball is at Blooming Prairie on Thursday. Medford goes to Alden-Conger. Blooming Prairie, NRHEG and Medford cross country teams run at Stewartville.
Plus the Minnesota State Fair continues.