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UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Recap: 2/18-2/19

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Recap: 2/18-2/19

Johnny Bailey

March 8, 2020

The Champions League is an extremely exciting soccer competition between some of the top clubs in Europe. The past two weeks viewers had the pleasure of watching some top competitors battle it out in the first games of the round of 16 knockout stages. The round of 16 format features an aggregate score of ...

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...

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...

Unwarranted backlash of the Miracle On Ice team

Unwarranted backlash of the Miracle On Ice team

Adam Albright

March 5, 2020

What the Miracle on Ice team did was one of the most influential sports victories in history.

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Ben Dettmer

March 5, 2020

This group of Gophers is a special one, as all four players played their high school football in Minnesota and were a part of Minnesota’s recruiting class of 2016.

Twins looking to build on 2019 regular season success

Twins looking to build on 2019 regular season success

Ben Dettmer

March 5, 2020

The Twins have one of the scariest lineups in the league.

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...

More than an athlete

John Quinlan

February 23, 2020

Aside from leading his Los Angeles Lakers basketball team to an NBA second best 41-12 record, Lebron James has been praised for his off-court endeavors. 11th graders from the inaugural class of Lebron James’ I Promise School were invited to spend the day at Kent State University. When they arrived...

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). ...

Historical dominance of Liverpool

Historical dominance of Liverpool

Johnny Bailey, Contributor

February 22, 2020

When you think of historically dominant teams over the last decade, most people will think of the 16-0 New England Patriots, the record-breaking Golden State Warriors in 2015, and the dominant World Series Champions Astros in 2017. All of these teams were highly respected during their seasons, not only...

Mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant

Mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant

Benjamin Dettmer

February 20, 2020

Kobe was a testament to hard work and inspired millions of people around the world well beyond the game of basketball.

Houston, we have a problem: NBA announces lower salary cap

Houston, we have a problem: NBA announces lower salary cap

Ben Dettmer

February 20, 2020

Barring a miracle, the 2020-2021 salary cap increase will be the smallest year-to-year increase that the NBA has seen since 2014.

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