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NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

Ethan Olson, Sports & Feature Editor

April 27, 2020

Alright, the first virtual draft in NFL history can be considered a success. No real hiccups just Bill Belichick's dog and Mike Vrabel's kids making some headlines. It may be because of the interesting atmosphere around this years NFL draft that some under-the-radar picks may not be talked about much...

The league running the COVID-19 soccer world

The league running the COVID-19 soccer world

Ethan Olson, Sports and Feature Editor

April 19, 2020

As the United States continues to find deterrents to stop the spread of COVID-19, two things may have been overlooked by many, vodka and saunas. According to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, drinking vodka and visiting saunas at least twice a week will help prevent the spread of the virus in the...

2020 NFL free agency breaks all expectations

2020 NFL free agency breaks all expectations

Ethan Olson, Sports and Feature Editor

April 6, 2020

In a time where sports interest has been majorly down, the NFL free agency period has gone under-the-radar even though some massive deals have gone down, trades included. Teams seem to be incredibly invested in their rosters this year so we could see a competitive NFL season, once sports resume normally....

The Loons excite in opening weekend win

The Loons excite in opening weekend win

Ethan Olson, Sports & Feature Editor

March 6, 2020

With a mixture of pace and passion, Minnesota United opened their 2020 MLS campaign with a convincing 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers. United only needed 42% possession over the 90 minutes to put the game away and this may be just a taste of what's to come. The Loon's first two goals came from industrious...

The Loons gearing up to show the MLS what they’re all about

Ethan Olson, Sports and Feature Editor

February 25, 2020

As the MLS season quickly approaches, the upstart Minnesota United are finalizing their roster in their preseason games, and there is quite the hype around the team Coach Adrian Heath is building. The Loons have already played two games this preseason, a 2-2 draw against the New England Revol...

Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor

February 7, 2020

As the college basketball season comes down to the final stretch, the Golden Gophers have a decent shot to make the March Madness basketball tournament. Sitting at 12-10 at the time of writing, the Gophers are also sitting in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten with a 6-6 record. However, they'...

Players that will win you your fantasy football championship

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

December 13, 2019

Going into the final weeks of the NFL and fantasy football season, it is either a time of hope or absolute despair for fantasy football players. For every 11-2 fantasy team, there is always the 2-11 team following in its wake. Nonetheless, with the season winding down, and fantasy football finals just...

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 23, 2019

Currently enjoying their highest-win season since 1904, only dragged down by the absolutely heart-breaking loss to rivals Iowa, it is hard to think of this season as anything but a historic success for PJ Fleck and the entirety of the football team. As of Nov. 21 with the team fighting for a shot...

Victory among college athletics has people asking, “what next?”

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Ethan Olson, Contributer

November 9, 2019

  After years of controversy about just how "amateur" college athletes are, the fight for their compensation may be coming to an end. On October 29, the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to, "permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their nam...

Here’s to the soccer teams you never heard about

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 2, 2019

The slow but steady growth of soccer in the United States is still a much-talked-about topic among sports fanatics around the country. The top professional league in the U.S, Major League Soccer (MLS), continues to grow its number of teams every year. In 2019, it was the city of Cincinnati tha...

California is putting pressure on the NCAA, but how corrupt is the system already?

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

October 16, 2019

Perhaps the most debated topic surrounding college sports over the last few years is whether college athletes should receive compensation for their sacrifices for their schools. Recently, California enacted the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would give athletes within the state control over their ow...

Minnesota women’s volleyball is ‘killing’ the competition

Minnesota women's volleyball is 'killing' the competition

Ethan Olson, Contributor

September 30, 2019

Hot off of beating the (then) number one ranked team in the country, Stanford, this year's Gopher women's volleyball team has so much going for them. Currently 6-2 at the time of writing, the team is on a five-game winning streak, while beating teams such as aforementioned Stanford in four sets; as well...

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