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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...

Twins Open Season With Great Promise

Mitch Bendis

April 1, 2018

Put on your hats and lace up your cleats, because baseball season is finally upon us. After a historic 2017 seasons by the Twins, a tumultuous offseason marred by extensive waiting and allegations of owner collusion, and a Spring Training that seemed to last forever, the Twins are back and ready to ta...

The Timberwolves’ Postseason Push

Nathan Bixby

March 18, 2018

Despite coming off one of theif best starts since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves with a legitimate chance to miss the playoffs for the fifteenth consecutive season. Just weeks ago, sitting at a record of 36-25 and third in the Western Conference, it seemed like a forgone conclusion th...

Twins Moving Forward in Grapefruit League

Mitch Bendis

March 18, 2018

With Opening Day approaching in less than three weeks, the Minnesota Twins are grinding away in Spring Training. The squad has compiled an even 6-6 record as of their scheduled Thursday day off, with two early ties as well. Due to the nature of Spring Training, given that the word “training” is exp...

The Super Bowl — A Phenomenon

Nicholas Johnson

February 16, 2018

   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

  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

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

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

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

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

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...

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