- I you can't beat 'em... April 13
The top-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' thrilling run to the NCAA hockey championship ended Saturday with a loss to Union College. So inebriated and bummed, students back in Minnesota did what inebriated and bummed sports fans too often do: they rioted.
Hundreds of police in riot gear lined the streets earlier in the evening in case of potential unrest, though that didn't stop fans from messing with cars, setting a few fires, and causing an indeterminate amount of property damage. Police arrested 19 people in the Dinkytown neighborhood Saturday night into Sunday morning — just two days after breaking up another mini-riot that broke out when the Gophers clinched a spot in the Frozen Four final.
Still, as far as Minnesota hockey riots go, both affairs were relatively tame. In 2003, fans celebrating the school's repeat national title torched cars and ransacked stores, resulting in nearly 30 arrests — a dozen of them for felonies.- -
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