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Diving into NFC North draft selections: the Winners, the Losers and the Inevitable?

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 25, 2021

It was an all-around good 2021 NFL draft for the NFC North, even if some storylines were less than favorable for some, including those in the camp of the Green Bay Packers. With Aaron Rodgers' future with...

Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 12, 2021

On May 10, WCCO Minnesota ran a story alleging that there has been emotional and physical trauma involved in University of Minnesota football practices under head coach PJ Fleck, causing several former...

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Who’s in: Looking at the ever-growing Gopher basketball squad (so far)

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief April 21, 2021

Ever since new head basketball coach Ben Johnson was first brought in to the University of Minnesota on March 22, Gopher fans knew that the program was due for a rebuild and man, did they get one. Since...

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Soccer Super League: Super Success or Super Failure?

Sam Ferreira, Contributor April 21, 2021

The world of soccer was sent into a shock wave the other week when 12 of Europe’s biggest soccer clubs announced their separation from traditional soccer leagues to form their own Super League. The announcement...

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Minnehaha Academy runs away with Class 3A basketball title, routs Alexandria 80-29

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief April 19, 2021

On April 10, the season for Class 3A basketball in Minnesota culminated with a fiery display from perhaps the most highly-touted team in the entire state, Minnehaha Academy, as they worked their magic...

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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