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Minnesota Entrepreneur Prepares for Launch of Rugby League

John Quinlan, Contributor

May 7, 2020

With the sports world quiet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minneaoplis entrepreneur has taken this opportunity to launch his new rugby league. League Commissioner, Michael Clements, has announced the re-launch of the National Rugby Football League (NRFL).  Clements is confident in the timing of start...

Vikings 2020 Offseason Recap

Vikings 2020 Offseason Recap

Benjamin R Dettmer

May 7, 2020

With the 2020 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, the 2020 NFL season is just a few short months away from (hopefully) kicking off.  While it goes without saying that sports will be much different going forward in the wake of COVID-19, one thing is certain to remain the same: Vikings fans getting...

Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

May 7, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was unique for many reasons. For starters, the draft was completely virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NFL personnel, prospect players, and fans all watched as the NFL Commissioner announced draft selections from his home. Despite the unusual circumstances, the University of...

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....

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

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Ben Dettmer

March 5, 2020

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

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