MINNESOTA SPORTS BRIEFS:U's Dixon named Big Ten POW
CHICAGO – University of Minnesota volleyball player Tori Dixon of Burnsville is this week's Big Ten Conference Player of the Week.
Dixon, the daughter of former Vikings lineman Dennis Dixon, helped sixth-ranked Minnesota to wins over UAB, Georgia State, and Samford over the weekend. All three victories came in a tournament in Alabama. She had 49 kills in the three matches, with double-doubles in two of three contests. This is the fourth time in her career she's been named the league's player of the week, and the first time this season.
The suddenly-hot Minnesota Twins are in Houston for game two of a three-game interleague set tonight. The Twins have captured three of the first four games during their road trip through Texas so far. Minnesota took two-of-three from first-place Texas over the weekend, then claimed the series opener against last-place Houston yesterday. Minnesota sends lefty Pedro Hernandez to the mound tonight to take on Houston right-hander Jarred Cosart. First pitch tonight is set for 7:10 p.m.