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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...

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...

Hot Take: S2 E1: Interview With John Mcafee

Hot Take: S2 E1: Interview With John Mcafee

Quinn Daley and Nick Majerus

March 8, 2019

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 ...

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