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Dechambeau Bludgeons Field, Wins U.S. Open

Dechambeau Bludgeons Field, Wins U.S. Open

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2020

“I don’t really know what to say because that’s just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does… whether that’s good or bad for the game I don’t know, but it’s not the way I saw this golf course or this tournament being played. I just can’t really wrap my head a...

Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Michael Geiger, Editor

March 7, 2020

Going into halftime against Maryland, the Gopher basketball team likely felt on top of the world. Minnesota just played its best half of the season against the ninth-ranked Terrapins and held a commanding 47-31 lead. Everything went right in the game’s first 20 minutes: the Gophers shot the lights out...

Timberwolves looking for post-All Star Break spark

Timberwolves looking for post-All Star Break spark

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2020

As the NBA moves into the second half of its 2019-2020 season, the Minnesota Timberwolves remain in a state of flux. Through 53 games, Minnesota’s record is a paltry 16-37, the fourth-worst record in the league. The Timberwolves have struggled on the court, both at home (7-20) and on the road (9-17). ...

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2020

1917, a film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes, follows the journey of two ordinary British Army soldiers who are given an extraordinary task: deliver a message through a war zone to a British colonel that will save the lives of 1,600 men. Included among those 1,600 is the brother of one o...

Mahomes, Chiefs find 4th-quarter magic, win Super Bowl LIV

Mahomes, Chiefs find 4th-quarter magic, win Super Bowl LIV

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2020

With less than nine minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs found themselves trailing by 10 points, facing a 3rd-and-15 against a stout San Francisco 49er defense. His team's season on the line, quarterback Patrick Mahomes boldly suggested a play call to Head C...

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