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The newest dynasty in sports: Tom Brady’s understudies

The newest dynasty in sports: Tom Brady’s understudies

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 10, 2019

The term dynasty is not thrown around lightly in sports. We've seen it used for the Warriors franchise that tore through the NBA the past 5 years and is undoubtedly no longer what it used to be. It's also been used to describe the historic reign of the New York Yankees on top of the MLB with an unpre...

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

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

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...

Minnesota sports fans shouldn’t forget the Timberwolves

Minnesota sports fans shouldn’t forget the Timberwolves

Benjamin Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

November 9, 2019

There’s an awful lot to be excited about if you’re a Minnesota Sports fan right now. P.J. Fleck has led the Gopher football team to its first 8-0 start since 1941 when the team won the national championship. Fleck just inked a 7-year extension to coach the Gophers through 2026. The Minnesota Twins...

2019 MLS Final: crowing the next MLS champion

2019 MLS Final: crowing the next MLS champion

Danny Panken, Contributer

November 8, 2019

On November 10th at 3:00 PM ET, the Seattle Sounders (2nd seed) and Toronto FC (4th seed) will face off in the MLS Playoff Finals to determine the best American soccer club in the country. Both teams have had to face off against top contenders in the MLS on their paths to the finals. Our own Minne...

Here’s to the soccer teams you never heard about

Here’s to the soccer teams you never heard about

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...

Minnesota Twins have record setting year

Minnesota Twins have record setting year

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 1, 2019

In March 2018, the Minnesota Twins didn’t have much to prove. Besides making deals with veteran power-hitters Nelson Cruz and CJ Cron, the Twins seemed like a team with potential that had no chance at capitalizing on it. With Rocco Baldelli in his first year as Minnesota’s manager, no one was certain...

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 1, 2019

As September ran down and the Patriots ran away with the AFC (again), there were a few new names mixing in with the fantasy footballers discussed in last month’s issue. These are the types of guys getting their name called in the first round if you were to do a draft rerun this week. Every year,...

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

October 25, 2019

The Golden Gophers won on Saturday, October 19, to post their first victory while ranked as a top-25 team in the last five years.  The Gophers dominated the Scarlet Knights from the get-go and easily covered the 28-point spread which had them favored by the largest margin since 2007.  For long-su...

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

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

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 United clinch playoff spot

Minnesota United clinch playoff spot

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 1, 2019

On September 25, our Minnesota Loons took on Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer regular-season game. The loons have looked great this season, racking up a total of 52 points in 32 games, putting them in second place in the Western Conference, and clinching their spot for the playoffs. The...

Fantasy footballas of September

Fantasy footballas of September

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

October 1, 2019

Fantasy football takes center stage in the month of September, and there’s no doubt we have some players taking their game to the next level this season. There are three main categories of players that fantasy managers need to keep in mind going into the October portion of the season: true baller...

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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