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The Super Bowl — A Phenomenon

Nicholas Johnson

February 16, 2018


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   Eagles win. Tom Brady loses. Tide ads are more innovative than most major studio movies, and Danny DeVito bathing in chocolate is something I never knew I’d see and now something I know I wish I’d never seen, anyway. Philadelphia, as per expectations, is on fire, my friends told me t...

USA Gymnastics: A Look at the Dark Past of Dr. Larry Nassar

Michael Geiger

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

  The magic of the Olympics lies in their infrequency. In every games, the drama of every moment is intensified exponentially. When a skater falls on her triple axel, or a sprinter jumps a split-second before the gun, the emotional punch hits the viewer like a ten-pound bus. One can only imagine t...

Soccer Doesn’t Deserve the Hate

Marissa Huberty

December 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

A startling trend appears to be on the rise; apparently, many Americans hate soccer. The common mantra “ball is life” doesn’t seem to apply to this sport, with some individuals claiming it “sucks” and that it’s “not real.” A soccer lover’s visceral reaction to such abrasive statements mi...

Soccer Deserves The Hate

Nicholas Johnson

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sometimes, I wonder if I’m wrong about America. I love this country, don’t get me wrong. We do some pretty gnarly stuff. But lately… I don’t know. Things are weird. Trump’s President. Pot’s illegal. Politicians drone. It all seems like too much, man. Are we still the greatest country in th...

Timberwolves Recap

Timberwolves Recap

Charlie Gers

November 6, 2017


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Despite previously suffering tough losses to the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons by a combined margin of 44 points, the Timberwolves have gained momentum and are on top of the Western Conference board. After Saturday night’s 112-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center in Minneapolis, th...

Israeli Judo Fighters Snubbed During Grand Slam Event in Abu Dhabi

Israeli Judo Fighters Snubbed During Grand Slam Event in Abu Dhabi

Mitchell Rolling

November 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

This year’s Grand Slam Judo event in Abu Dhabi included a blatant act of disrespect to the country of Israel and the Israeli competitors. Tal Flicker, the world’s top-ranked Judoka in the men’s 66-kilogram weight class, is also an Israeli citizen. After Flicker won his gold-medal match the United Ar...

Get Ready for Gopher Basketball

Get Ready for Gopher Basketball

Michael Ziebarth

November 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

As every Gopher fan should be, I have been quite disappointed by the pathetic performance of Gopher football so far this year. But do not fret, the Gopher basketball season is right around the corner and the Gophers should have a great season. After a horrendous 2015-16 season the Gophers turned it ar...

Tale of Two Seasons

Tale of Two Seasons

Mitch Bendis

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2016 baseball season was an summer for the Minnesota Twins. Despite an encouraging 2015 season and many promising rookies, the Twins spent the entire 162 games in last place. It seemed as though 2017 was going to be more of the same: Byron Buxton striking out, starters getting pounded, and Brian Dozier...

The Minnesota Republic’s MLB Playoff Picture

The Minnesota Republic’s MLB Playoff Picture

Mitch Bendis

September 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

162 MLB games have come and gone. For some teams, the season thus far brought legendary success; for others, it brought months of terrible agony. With that, we will now analyze the MLB playoff picture and try to predict which teams will rise and which will fall in the land of October baseball. Nationa...

New Year, New Champion: Kansas City Chiefs

New Year, New Champion: Kansas City Chiefs

Addison Scufsa

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

After last year’s epic Super Bowl comeback, the Patriots celebrated yet another victory, this time over the Atlanta Falcons. While Foxborough had its fifth Super Bowl parade in 15 years, the rest of the league groaned. How could a team that just won the Super Bowl possibly get better? Who would be...

Rowing to a Banner Year? Temper Expectations

Rowing to a Banner Year? Temper Expectations

Addison Scufsa

August 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s that time of year again. Gopher fans are gearing up unrealistic expectations for our football team before a single game is played. In a typical year, we Gophers fast forward three months to our team completing another solid season, while unfortunately failing to not humiliate ourselves against ...

Athlete Profile: Wayde Hall

Athlete Profile: Wayde Hall

David Blondin

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

This month, the Minnesota Republic had the honor of interviewing Wayde Hall, an athlete on our Twin Cities campus. As a successful runner and a determined and witty individual, Wayde provided us with important, inspiring, and hilarious comments alike. Check out our interview with him below: MNR:W...

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