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Waiver wire watch: gone with the Lind-say

Waiver wire watch: gone with the Lind-say

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

Week five of the NFL season was one full of surprise performances from a few players maybe you haven't heard of unless you are an NFL analyst or a very unfortunate fantasy football player. Either way, there will no doubt be thousands of fantasy football GMs drooling over these players, and it is my job...

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

Jacob Gregor, Contributor

October 7, 2020

Covid-19 has shocked the entire world as we know it. Many changes had to be made in order for everyone to keep living their lives the way they do. This is extremely relevant for sports around the world. The NHL had to postpone their season for months because they did not know if the 2020 season was goi...

2020 Gopher football preview

2020 Gopher football preview

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2020

University of Minnesota students have worked hard to find any shred of a silver lining during a somber year, and they finally got one when the Big Ten announced that the fall football season would begin October 24th. After an 11-2 season in 2019 which culminated in an Outback Bowl victory over Auburn...

Minnesota Sports Continue to Struggle

Minnesota Sports Continue to Struggle

Murphy Eggers, Contributor

October 7, 2020

2020 has not been a great year for many people, but if you are a Minnesota sports fan it is a much harder year.  To say that major Minnesota sports teams have been underperforming would be an understatement. By now, most Minnesotans have probably learned not to get their hopes up when their favorite te...

Minnesota Twins break the wrong record after the 2020 season

Minnesota Twins break the wrong record after the 2020 season

Jacob Gregor, Contributor

October 7, 2020

After a red hot 2019 season, the Twins were ready to break new records this coming season. With Covid-19 coming into play, the MLB shortened their season to 60 regular season games. This meant that every game would matter this season. After clinching the American League Central, the Twins were in a gr...

Waiver wire watch: it’s time for reinforcements

Waiver wire watch: it's time for reinforcements

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

With the NFL now charging into week five full speed ahead, injuries and wear and tear have no been kind to our football stars with the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and countless others missing time due to long-term injuries. Anyone that has played fantasy...

A Deceptively Simple Gamble

A Deceptively Simple Gamble

Jaden Welborn, Contributor

September 24, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, many are getting their rocks off through sports betting. Through the many months of our favorite sports leagues being put on hold, a large pent-up-demand has been created for this, myself included. There is an estimated 12 percent growth for the industry throughout 2020, correlation...

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

Ethan Olson, Editor

September 23, 2020

In the midst of the continuing pandemic that is COVID-19, the Big Ten has recently decided that it is time to bring back the college sports that have been out of our lives for months. On September 16, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors released a press conference announcing their plans...

Dechambeau Bludgeons Field, Wins U.S. Open

Dechambeau Bludgeons Field, Wins U.S. Open

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2020

“I don’t really know what to say because that’s just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does… whether that’s good or bad for the game I don’t know, but it’s not the way I saw this golf course or this tournament being played. I just can’t really wrap my head a...

Nuggets Shock the Clippers in 7-Game Series

Jacob Gregor, Contributor

September 23, 2020

The lesson to take here is anything can happen in basketball, even when you find yourself down 3-1 in the series for the second time.

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...

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