There was a time in Major League Baseball when pitchers pitched entire games and they enjoyed doing it. St. Paul Native and former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris was definitely one of those guys. And no start of his career was more epitomizing of his “never say die” mentality than in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. KARE 11’s Dave Schwartz talked with Morris about that game and he shares stories you've never heard before about how the game played out and what happened after it was over.
Andrew Brunette will admit to you that he was never the strongest or fastest guy on the ice, but he is a guy known for coming through when it counts. In 2003 his heroics helped led a group of Wild players known as outcasts and misfits in an improbable playoff series win over Colorado with an overtime goal for the ages. KARE 11's Dave Schwartz talked with Brunette and teammates Wes Walz and Darby Hendrickson about that goal and what made that team so special.
In 2008 University of Minnesota track and field star Heather Dorniden was a favorite to win the 600 Meters at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. But with one lap to go, a fall took her out of the race... at least it should have. Hear her inspiring story of perseverance and how she went on to win the whole race in this episode with KARE 11's Dave Schwartz.
In 2007 Blake Wheeler hit a shot he calls a “zero out of a hundred” chance. It was a diving attempt that won them the WCHA Final Five over their bitter rival North Dakota. KARE 11's Dave Schwartz sits down with former Gopher head coach Don Lucia and Wheeler to reflect on that shot, how it happened and how great it felt to beat North Dakota for a title.
In 2012-2013 the Gopher Women’s hockey team pulled off the impossible; a perfect season. It was anything but easy though. Head Coach Brad Frost and former Gopher Hannah Brandt talk with Dave Schwartz about that season, what made it great and what they had to go through to make it happen.