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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...

Rory McIlroy Claims 2019 Players Championship Title

Michael Geiger

March 27, 2019

After Rory McIlroy holed out his winning putt on the final hole at The Players Championship, there was no exuberant celebration. The only thing fans saw on the 18th green from the champion was a big exhale and a content smile. McIlroy looked far more relieved, rather than elated, in his moment of tr...

NCAA Tournament: Favorites to Make it Out of This Weekend’s Game

Quinn Daley

March 26, 2019

The first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA tournament are officially over. Only one perfect bracket is left across all major bracket games, Zion Williamson took on 7’6” center Tacko Fall & came out on top, the Badgers were rightfully spanked in the first round, and the Gophers forgot to show up to their s...

March Madness First Round Review

Addison Scufsa

March 26, 2019

  Another spring brings another three weeks of the best tournament in the United States. March Madness is back but despite the name, this year’s first two rounds have been anything but mad. Fourteen of the sixteen teams left are top four seeds, with only fifth seed Auburn and twelfth seed Oreg...

Like Zion Williamson’s Shoe, the Entire State of College Basketball Has Been Ripped Open

Like Zion Williamson’s Shoe, the Entire State of College Basketball Has Been Ripped Open

Quinn Daley

March 6, 2019

The Super Bowl and an ACC in-conference basketball game certainly don’t seem like they would be events of equal hype, but you would hardly be able to tell the difference between the two if you compared the prices for tickets for the Super Bowl and the ACC's premier showdown between the Duke Blue Dev...

Will the Timberwolves Escape from NBA Purgatory?

Quinn Daley

February 15, 2019

Tom Thibodeau and Jimmy Butler are gone, and unless the Minnesota Timberwolves either lose or win the majority of their remaining games, they may end the season without much to show for it outside of the acquisition of forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington from Philadelphia in exchange for Jimmy Bu...

Minnesota Timberwolves Update: Jimmy Butler Still Hasn’t Been Traded, and Derrick Rose’s Career May Bloom Again

Quinn Daley and Quinn Daley

November 7, 2018

  October opened up with great news for Timberwolves fans eagerly awaiting the next signing of a former Chicago Bull. On October 13th, the New York Knicks and center Joakim Noah agreed to a contract buyout, Noah was waived, and Timberwolves fans anxiously envisioned Tom Thibodeau salivating over the ...

A New Season for Gopher Men’s Basketball

Adam Bowen

November 7, 2018

  Last year the Minnesota Men’s Basketball team had a lot of promise being rated in the Top 25 by multiple sources at the beginning of the year. The team had the players to be selected on Selection Sunday. Three key injuries and an allegation later the team found themselves with a losing record at...

March Madness: Year of the Underdog

Addison Scufsa

April 2, 2018

It seems fitting that in the Chinese year of the dog, the NCAA Men’s Tournament would be filled with upsets by underdogs. Sister Jean using divine intervention, sending Loyola-Chicago to the Final Four as an eleven seed. The UMBC Retrievers becoming the first sixteen seed to beat a one seed. Florida St...

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