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Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 1, 2019

As September ran down and the Patriots ran away with the AFC (again), there were a few new names mixing in with the fantasy footballers discussed in last month’s issue. These are the types of guys getting their name called in the first round if you were to do a draft rerun this week. Every year,...

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

October 25, 2019

The Golden Gophers won on Saturday, October 19, to post their first victory while ranked as a top-25 team in the last five years.  The Gophers dominated the Scarlet Knights from the get-go and easily covered the 28-point spread which had them favored by the largest margin since 2007.  For long-su...

California is putting pressure on the NCAA, but how corrupt is the system already?

Indianapolis - Circa March 2018: National Collegiate Athletic Association Headquarters. The NCAA regulates athletic programs of many colleges and universities II

Ethan Olson, Contributor

October 16, 2019

Perhaps the most debated topic surrounding college sports over the last few years is whether college athletes should receive compensation for their sacrifices for their schools. Recently, California enacted the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would give athletes within the state control over their ow...

Minnesota United clinch playoff spot

Football Training Practice Exercises for Youth Soccer Players. Boys on Training with Soccer Balls on Pitch

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 1, 2019

On September 25, our Minnesota Loons took on Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer regular-season game. The loons have looked great this season, racking up a total of 52 points in 32 games, putting them in second place in the Western Conference, and clinching their spot for the playoffs. The...

Fantasy footballas of September

Fantasy footballas of September

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

October 1, 2019

Fantasy football takes center stage in the month of September, and there’s no doubt we have some players taking their game to the next level this season. There are three main categories of players that fantasy managers need to keep in mind going into the October portion of the season: true baller...

Minnesota women’s volleyball is ‘killing’ the competition

Minnesota women's volleyball is 'killing' the competition

Ethan Olson, Contributor

September 30, 2019

Hot off of beating the (then) number one ranked team in the country, Stanford, this year's Gopher women's volleyball team has so much going for them. Currently 6-2 at the time of writing, the team is on a five-game winning streak, while beating teams such as aforementioned Stanford in four sets; as well...

Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

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Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

September 28, 2019

With the Gopher football team currently undefeated and the Vikings having success at home, there’s no better time to showcase a few of the former Golden Gophers who are living out their dreams of playing professional football. Maxx Williams—Arizona Cardinals: Even casual fans of Minnes...

Minneapolis City SC: Why You Should Pay Attention

Football Training Practice Exercises for Youth Soccer Players. Boys on Training with Soccer Balls on Pitch

Ethan Olson, Contributor

September 17, 2019

It would be reasonable to be confused when told about the local Minneapolis soccer team, Minneapolis City SC. Minneapolis City SC is currently in the fourth division of professional soccer here in the United States. However, the anti-corporate upstarts are loud in their fight to "#uncorporate" soccer ...

NFL week 1 highlights

NFL week 1 highlights

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 16, 2019

The second-best day of the year has arrived for NFL fans, only behind Superbowl Sunday, week one has finally arrived. It has been a long summer but now the best part of the year has started, and although there were some boring games, there was plenty of action to keep any fan glued to their seat all...

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Minneapolis, United States - June 20, 2014: TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. TCF Bank is an outdoor stadium and home to the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team.

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

September 15, 2019

  School has started, and that means the Gopher football team is back in action. Expectations are high this year for P.J. Fleck and the team he's built the past two seasons. ESPN uses its Football Power Index (FPI) before every season to predict the outcome of every game. This year, the n...

1st Round Recap of the NHL Playoffs

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May 2, 2019

This year the Stanley Cup Playoffs have had plenty of drama, upsets, and surprises to say the least. The first and probably most shocking headline was when the Columbus Blue Jackets upset the number one overall seed, Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning had finished the regular season with 62 wins, tying...

The 2019 NFL Draft: Busts, Beauties and Bosas

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Ryan Calvert

May 2, 2019

  This year’s NFL draft was like no other. There were boos, cheers and celebrity guests in Nashville on the last weekend of April. To no one’s surprise, except maybe Josh Rosen, Kyler Murray was drafted number one overall to the Arizona Cardinals, making him the first player in history to...

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