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Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

December 30, 2019

The 2019 Gopher football regular season was one for the books. The team finished with a 10-2 record and the number 7 ranking in the FBS at one point, the highest-ranking they've had since 1962. They had the two finalists for Big Ten Receiver of the Year in Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson, the Big Ten...

Georgetown professor’s “Creator Institute” will help you get right by taking time to write

Georgetown professor's

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

December 1, 2019

Professor Eric Koester of Georgetown has been making a splash with his most recent venture, “The Creator Institute.” The idea is based on a course he taught at Georgetown on entrepreneurial studies but, more importantly, on writing your own book. Koester created this project because he noticed one...

The newest dynasty in sports: Tom Brady’s understudies

Vector illustration of a Patriot or Minute Man sports mascot

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 10, 2019

The term dynasty is not thrown around lightly in sports. We've seen it used for the Warriors franchise that tore through the NBA the past 5 years and is undoubtedly no longer what it used to be. It's also been used to describe the historic reign of the New York Yankees on top of the MLB with an unpre...

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 1, 2019

As September ran down and the Patriots ran away with the AFC (again), there were a few new names mixing in with the fantasy footballers discussed in last month’s issue. These are the types of guys getting their name called in the first round if you were to do a draft rerun this week. Every year,...

Fantasy footballas of September

Fantasy footballas of September

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

October 1, 2019

Fantasy football takes center stage in the month of September, and there’s no doubt we have some players taking their game to the next level this season. There are three main categories of players that fantasy managers need to keep in mind going into the October portion of the season: true baller...

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Minneapolis, United States - June 20, 2014: TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. TCF Bank is an outdoor stadium and home to the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team.

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

September 15, 2019

  School has started, and that means the Gopher football team is back in action. Expectations are high this year for P.J. Fleck and the team he's built the past two seasons. ESPN uses its Football Power Index (FPI) before every season to predict the outcome of every game. This year, the n...

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