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March Madness tournament build up - Do the Gophers make the cut?

March Madness tournament build up – Do the Gophers make the cut?

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

With just a handful of games remaining in the Big Ten basketball regular season, heads are turning towards the impending March Madness tournament but for the Golden Gophers, making the tournament might...

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Gophers rout Cornhuskers as they look to stay in the hunt for March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor February 10, 2021

The Golden Gopher men's basketball team, who was previously on a bad stretch of games losing five of their last six, found no problem with their Monday night matchup beating the now 4-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers...

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Three Gophers in Tampa Bay with a similar goal: Bring pride back to Minneapolis

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

Minneapolis-born, rookie wide receiver, Tyler Johnson made headlines for his game-deciding play in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 24, although it was for all the reasons that one wouldn't expect. In...

NBA regular season preview: All things Minnesota

NBA regular season preview: All things Minnesota

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor December 10, 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves took many of the headlines heading into draft day in the NBA. On November 18, Minnesota entered the draft with the first overall pick and one major choice to make, who do they...

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Golden Gopher football has gotten off to a start that has probably surprised more people than not. The Gophers currently sit at 1-3 and are 6th in the Big Ten West, three games behind first-place Northwestern...

Treatment of LSU football players shows true colors of current NCAA climate

Treatment of LSU football players shows true colors of current NCAA climate

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor November 6, 2020

When the NCAA board of governors voted unanimously to, "allow student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness," on October 29, 2019, many among the world of college athletics...

Big Ten football returns without tailgates: students react

Big Ten football returns without tailgates: students react

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor October 22, 2020

With the return of Golden Gopher football just days away, University of Minnesota students are scrambling to find ways to celebrate this momentous occasion. However, students will be without at least one...

Waiver wire watch: gone with the Lind-say

Waiver wire watch: gone with the Lind-say

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor October 16, 2020

Week five of the NFL season was one full of surprise performances from a few players maybe you haven't heard of unless you are an NFL analyst or a very unfortunate fantasy football player. Either way,...

Waiver wire watch: it's time for reinforcements

Waiver wire watch: it’s time for reinforcements

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor October 7, 2020

With the NFL now charging into week five full speed ahead, injuries and wear and tear have no been kind to our football stars with the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Michael Thomas, Julio...

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

Ethan Olson, Editor September 23, 2020

In the midst of the continuing pandemic that is COVID-19, the Big Ten has recently decided that it is time to bring back the college sports that have been out of our lives for months. On September 16,...

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...

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...

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