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Barstool Sports acquisition – slap in the face to the mainstream media

Barstool Sports acquisition – slap in the face to the mainstream media

Adam Erickson, Contributor

February 6, 2020

Barstool Sports, the controversial yet highly popular sports media company that arose from humble beginnings, sold 36% of the company to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) late in January for $163 million, valuing the company at $450 million. Founded by David Portnoy, Barstool Sports started as a Boston area print publication that gave sports gambling advice. It later developed into a full...

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

December 30, 2019

The 2019 Gopher football regular season was one for the books. The team finished with a 10-2 record and the number 7 ranking in the FBS at one point, the highest-ranking they've had since 1962. They had the two finalists for Big Ten Receiver of the Year in Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson, the Big Ten...

Glimmers of hope exist for ailing Timberwolves Fans

Glimmers of hope exist for ailing Timberwolves Fans

Ben Dettmer, Contributor

December 15, 2019

After coming out of the gates strong and surging to a 3-0 start, the Timberwolves have since cooled down and fallen outside the playoff picture early on in the 2019 NBA season. Losers of their last six and winning just two of their last ten games have brought them crashing back down to earth in the reloaded...

Vikings Fans’ expectations remain cautiously optimistic

Vikings Fans' expectations remain cautiously optimistic

Ben Dettmer, Contributor

December 13, 2019

After a lackluster 2-2 start that had many fans bewildered and frustrated with the quarterback play of Kirk Cousins, the Vikings have rebounded strongly and positioned themselves to control their own playoff destiny with the home stretch of the regular season on the horizon. With games agains...

Players that will win you your fantasy football championship

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

December 13, 2019

Going into the final weeks of the NFL and fantasy football season, it is either a time of hope or absolute despair for fantasy football players. For every 11-2 fantasy team, there is always the 2-11 team following in its wake. Nonetheless, with the season winding down, and fantasy football finals just...

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 23, 2019

Currently enjoying their highest-win season since 1904, only dragged down by the absolutely heart-breaking loss to rivals Iowa, it is hard to think of this season as anything but a historic success for PJ Fleck and the entirety of the football team. As of Nov. 21 with the team fighting for a shot...

The newest dynasty in sports: Tom Brady’s understudies

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Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 10, 2019

The term dynasty is not thrown around lightly in sports. We've seen it used for the Warriors franchise that tore through the NBA the past 5 years and is undoubtedly no longer what it used to be. It's also been used to describe the historic reign of the New York Yankees on top of the MLB with an unpre...

Victory among college athletics has people asking, “what next?”

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Ethan Olson, Contributer

November 9, 2019

  After years of controversy about just how "amateur" college athletes are, the fight for their compensation may be coming to an end. On October 29, the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to, "permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their nam...

Minnesota sports fans shouldn’t forget the Timberwolves

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Benjamin Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

November 9, 2019

There’s an awful lot to be excited about if you’re a Minnesota Sports fan right now. P.J. Fleck has led the Gopher football team to its first 8-0 start since 1941 when the team won the national championship. Fleck just inked a 7-year extension to coach the Gophers through 2026. The Minnesota Twins...

2019 MLS Final: crowing the next MLS champion

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Danny Panken, Contributer

November 8, 2019

On November 10th at 3:00 PM ET, the Seattle Sounders (2nd seed) and Toronto FC (4th seed) will face off in the MLS Playoff Finals to determine the best American soccer club in the country. Both teams have had to face off against top contenders in the MLS on their paths to the finals. Our own Minne...

Here’s to the soccer teams you never heard about

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 2, 2019

The slow but steady growth of soccer in the United States is still a much-talked-about topic among sports fanatics around the country. The top professional league in the U.S, Major League Soccer (MLS), continues to grow its number of teams every year. In 2019, it was the city of Cincinnati tha...

Minnesota Twins have record setting year

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Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 1, 2019

In March 2018, the Minnesota Twins didn’t have much to prove. Besides making deals with veteran power-hitters Nelson Cruz and CJ Cron, the Twins seemed like a team with potential that had no chance at capitalizing on it. With Rocco Baldelli in his first year as Minnesota’s manager, no one was certain...

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