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Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

September 28, 2019

With the Gopher football team currently undefeated and the Vikings having success at home, there’s no better time to showcase a few of the former Golden Gophers who are living out their dreams of playing professional football. Maxx Williams—Arizona Cardinals: Even casual fans of Minnes...

Minneapolis City SC: Why You Should Pay Attention

Minneapolis City SC: Why You Should Pay Attention

Ethan Olson, Contributor

September 17, 2019

It would be reasonable to be confused when told about the local Minneapolis soccer team, Minneapolis City SC. Minneapolis City SC is currently in the fourth division of professional soccer here in the United States. However, the anti-corporate upstarts are loud in their fight to "#uncorporate" soccer ...

NFL week 1 highlights

NFL week 1 highlights

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 16, 2019

The second-best day of the year has arrived for NFL fans, only behind Superbowl Sunday, week one has finally arrived. It has been a long summer but now the best part of the year has started, and although there were some boring games, there was plenty of action to keep any fan glued to their seat all...

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

September 15, 2019

  School has started, and that means the Gopher football team is back in action. Expectations are high this year for P.J. Fleck and the team he's built the past two seasons. ESPN uses its Football Power Index (FPI) before every season to predict the outcome of every game. This year, the n...

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...

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