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University of Minnesota Oppression Olympics Brackets Underway

University of Minnesota Oppression Olympics Brackets Underway

David Blondin

March 27, 2017


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It’s that time of year again, March Madness. Every year millions of people fill out brackets in an attempt to predict the winner of the NCAA men’s Division I basketball national champion. Some do it for fun while others do it to satiate their gambling addiction or to prove their sports prognostication do...

Athlete Profile: Eric Colvin

Athlete Profile: Eric Colvin

David Blondin

March 21, 2017


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Eric Colvin is a Senior at the U studying Economics. He is a Cross Country runner as well as a Track and Field athlete. What is your favorite part about being a gopher athlete? My favorite part is being with my teammates and the opportunity to work and compete with them everyday. What are you doing to ...

Minnesota Gophers To Take On Michigan Wolverines, Round Out Successful Season

Minnesota Gophers To Take On Michigan Wolverines, Round Out Successful Season

Nicholas Johnson

March 6, 2017


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This weekend, the University of Minnesota Gopher hockey team will take on the University of Michigan's Wolverines. The Gophers are the favorites heading into the two game series, given their position at the top of the Big 10 conference. Michigan, alternatively, ranks fifth among six teams. Minnesota h...

Gophers Split Hockey Series With Badgers

Gophers Split Hockey Series With Badgers

March 1, 2017


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On the weekend of February 24, 4th ranked Gopher hockey took on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Border Battle. The Gophers split the series, falling 3-2 on Friday but returning the favor with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. On Friday the Gophers took an early lead on a Vinni Lettieri goal in the first period....

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Yankees Have Got To Go!

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Yankees Have Got To Go!

David Blondin

December 1, 2016


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People have been taking the idea of free speech way too far. Why do people feel entitled to a constitutional right when it subjectively offends me, as a marginalized person? We need to bring the fight for social justice from inside the political and academic arenas on campus and integrate it into th...

While Feminists Complain, U.S. Women Dominate the Olympics

While Feminists Complain, U.S. Women Dominate the Olympics

Madison Dibble

August 21, 2016


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The United States completely dominated the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. More specifically, the United States’ women completely dominated the 2016 Olympics. Led by Simone Biles, the“Final Five” crushed the rest of the world in gymnastics. No other swimmer could fit in camera view as Katie Ledecky broke th...

New Sites Attempt to Reel Gamblers into Fantasy Sports

New Sites Attempt to Reel Gamblers into Fantasy Sports

David Blondin

August 6, 2016


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As the month of Augustnears its latter halfand the dog days linger, young men and women around the nation feel excited to begin nights of staying up late crunching numbers, buying study materials, and finally cracking open the booksto preparethemselves for intellectual conversations amongst one another. If y...

Why Soccer is an American Sport

Why Soccer is an American Sport

September 5, 2014


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Soccer, contrary to the opinions of Ann Coulter, is an American sport. To be sure, it did not originate in America, but the world’s most popular sport exemplifies just what it means to be American. Soccer is a game of constant effort, there’s no room to take breaks. Your starting eleven plays t...

The billion-dollar bracket: Quicken Loans’s stroke of genius

The billion-dollar bracket: Quicken Loans’s stroke of genius

April 7, 2014


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When there are 64 teams in a tournament, people know that correctly predicting the outcome of all of the games is nearly impossible. It is not like the lottery, where someone will always win, as unlikely as it may be. In March Madness, it is possible no has or ever will draft a perfect bracket. According to...

NLRB Ruling Scores Winner for College Athletes

NLRB Ruling Scores Winner for College Athletes

March 28, 2014


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Northwestern players won the right to unionize! Few would expect a conservative paper to publish a pro-union article. This article is not meant to endorse unions or their bullying tactics that drive up the cost of labor. However, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in favor of the Co...

Austrian and Canadian Crash the Ice in St. Paul

Austrian and Canadian Crash the Ice in St. Paul

March 1, 2014


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On the second leg of the 2014 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Tour, 100,000 spectators filled the streets of St. Paul to see athletes from around the world compete in one of the most fascinating events of the winter. Before the St. Paul stop, the tour went to Helsinki, Finland and will move on to Moscow, Ru...

Red Bull Crashed Ice – The Fastest Sport on Skates

Red Bull Crashed Ice – The Fastest Sport on Skates

February 28, 2014


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Calling ice cross downhill an extreme sport just doesn’t seem to describe the intensity that is Red Bull Crashed Ice. Since the introduction of the sport in 2001, Crashed Ice has quickly become one of the most popular winter sporting events to attend. “It is known by many as the fastest sport on...

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