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Tiger Wood's Road to Recovery

Tiger Wood’s Road to Recovery

Drew Pellin, Contributor March 25, 2021

Sports legend, Tiger Woods, escaped a near death car wreck late last month while in Los Angeles. The 15-time major champion and winner of 82 PGA tour tournaments was left with horrific leg injuries and...

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Former Gopher Ben Johnson named new head coach of men’s basketball program

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief March 24, 2021

University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle happily announced on Monday, March 22 that the successor at head coach for the men's basketball program, following the firing of Richard Pitino, would...

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Minnesota Waits to Legalize Sports Gambling

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Minnesota is once again at risk of missing the opportunity to legalize sports betting, an industry that could bring in an estimated $40 million in new tax revenue to the state. In the spring of 2018, the...

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A Look Towards the Master’s Tournament 2021

Ben Deters, Contributor March 11, 2021

As the PGA Tour returns from a very unconventional season due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we look towards what many consider to be the top major tournament of the PGA Tour, The Masters Tournament. Top-ranked...

NFT's, NBA Top Shot Craze explained

NFT’s, NBA Top Shot Craze explained

Trey Burmeister, Contributor March 11, 2021

The NBA Top Shot platform, since its open beta launch on October 1, 2020, has done approximately $200 million in sales as of March 8. Almost 20 percent of these total sales was during a single day bull...

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With Pitino potentially on his way out, who’s ready for the hot seat?

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2021

A less than impressive season has come to a close for Golden Gopher basketball, and many fans are calling coach Richard Pitino into question. Although Pitino is still under contract through the 2023-24...

Breaking a Sweat – Gatorade’s Wearable Device

Breaking a Sweat – Gatorade’s Wearable Device

Drew Pellin, Contributor March 10, 2021

Sports drink dominator, Gatorade, is releasing a new type of workout accessory – the Gx Sweat Patch. The wearable device is a one-time-use patch that tracks your sweat during your workout. Gatorade’s...

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Minnesota women’s volleyball enters top-five in NCAA rankings

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 25, 2021

Any student on the University of Minnesota campus will go and tell you that they are a hockey school with our track record and icy cold temperatures, but what most students forget is that the Golden Gophers...

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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Tiger Woods involved in rollover car crash

Benjamin Deters, Contributor February 24, 2021

On Feb. 23, PGA Legend Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car crash, in the town of Rancho Palos Verdes, a coastal city near Los Angeles. Woods was said to be driving at a "greater speed than normal"...

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EA Sports Announces Return of NCAA Football

Jack Radomski, Editor February 11, 2021

EA Sports recently announced that it will be releasing the game NCAA Football again, something that has not happened since 2014. Fans of the popular college football game have pleaded with EA to rejuvenate...

A Look at the NBA as the All-Star Break Approaches

A Look at the NBA as the All-Star Break Approaches

John Quinlan, Contributor February 10, 2021

Each year as the NBA season approaches the All-Star break, fans can usually have a solid projection for the second half of the season. With a shortened season and multiple blockbuster trades, this NBA...

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