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1st Round Recap of the NHL Playoffs

1st Round Recap of the NHL Playoffs

May 2, 2019

This year the Stanley Cup Playoffs have had plenty of drama, upsets, and surprises to say the least. The first and probably most shocking headline was when the Columbus Blue Jackets upset the number one overall seed, Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning had finished the regular season with 62 wins, tying...

The 2019 NFL Draft: Busts, Beauties and Bosas

The 2019 NFL Draft: Busts, Beauties and Bosas

Ryan Calvert

May 2, 2019

  This year’s NFL draft was like no other. There were boos, cheers and celebrity guests in Nashville on the last weekend of April. To no one’s surprise, except maybe Josh Rosen, Kyler Murray was drafted number one overall to the Arizona Cardinals, making him the first player in history to...

Concussion Testing Changes the Game

Concussion Testing Changes the Game

Will Engstrom

May 1, 2019

Every father wants to see his son grow up to play football. I mean, it is “America’s Game.” We live in a time dominated by sports and athletics. Parents, week in and week out, pushing their kids to the limit from one practice to the next. Competition has become such a large part of adolescence...

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Excluding Trans Individuals from Specific Sports: Not as Problematic as it Seems

Tiana Meador

April 30, 2019

We seem to live in a time so shaped around the idea that we must prevent any form of unnecessary oppression As we are finding, our fight for inclusiveness in sports is actually oppressing the individuals in those sports, especially when it comes to women competing with male-to-female transgender individuals. I...

The Grand Master: Tiger Wins at Augusta and Claims 15th Major

Michael Geiger

April 19, 2019

“It fits.” These were Tiger Woods’ first words after slipping on his fifth green jacket following his Masters victory. This statement was definitive, but it was not as definitive as the statement he made on the golf course over the weekend. From his first tee shot on Thursday to his final tap-in on...

A Recap of the Final Four

Abdull Ibrahim

April 18, 2019

Fresh off the most embarrassing and disappointing season of all-time, Virginia made history yet again. Last March, Virginia became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed in the first round of the tournament. Coming into this season and this tournament, they were seeking nothing but vengeance fo...

US Bank: A Basketball Experience Full of Highs and Lows

Addison Scufsa

April 17, 2019

  As the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Vikings announced construction of US Bank Stadium, plans were already underway to bring two of the biggest sporting events in the US to Minnesota: the Super Bowl and the Final Four. Following last year’s success hosting the Super Bowl, event organizer...

Destruction of the Lakers organization

April 17, 2019

   Magic Johnson has taken the basketball world by surprise in over the last few weeks. In a stunning and impromptu 40-minute news conference before the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers, Magic Johnson announced he was stepping down from his role as the te...

Education Budget Proposal Sparks Controversy as Special Olympics Faces Defunding

April 4, 2019

In a budget proposal last week, Education Secretary Betsy Devos called for the removal of government funding from the Special Olympics. This was part of President Trump’s budget plan to decrease funding for education and prioritize spending on the military and the proposed border wall.   The education...

Pay student athletes?

April 4, 2019

   There is a growing dispute around the NCAA and its fans about whether collegiate athletes should be paid. This has been a discussion for many years, but in the last few months it has become an extremely hard-pressed topic from journalists, fans and athletes.  The NCAA closed the 2017 ...

2019 Masters Preview

Michael Geiger

April 4, 2019

The four major championships in golf sit head and shoulders above all other events in the sport. They each have aspects that make them special, yet The Masters is the only golf tournament that matters to most casual sports fans. It’s also the tournament most coveted by professional golfers, and ev...

Twins Season Opens with a Bang

Ryan Calvert

April 2, 2019

   Twins Open Season with a Bang Spring is upon us and that means America’s favorite pastime is back in full swing. The Minnesota Twins opened the season against the division rival Cleveland Indians on March 28th and it a good one. The game sold out all 39,504 seats and the Twins faithful p...

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