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Tale of Two Seasons

Tale of Two Seasons

Mitch Bendis

October 16, 2017

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 Dozierâ...

The Minnesota Republic’s MLB Playoff Picture

The Minnesota Republic’s MLB Playoff Picture

Mitch Bendis

September 25, 2017

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

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

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

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...

University of Minnesota Oppression Olympics Brackets Underway

University of Minnesota Oppression Olympics Brackets Underway

David Blondin

March 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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