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Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Gophers lose big lead, suffer epic collapse against Maryland

Michael Geiger, Editor

March 7, 2020

Going into halftime against Maryland, the Gopher basketball team likely felt on top of the world. Minnesota just played its best half of the season against the ninth-ranked Terrapins and held a commanding 47-31 lead. Everything went right in the game’s first 20 minutes: the Gophers shot the lights out...

Timberwolves looking for post-All Star Break spark

Timberwolves looking for post-All Star Break spark

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2020

As the NBA moves into the second half of its 2019-2020 season, the Minnesota Timberwolves remain in a state of flux. Through 53 games, Minnesota’s record is a paltry 16-37, the fourth-worst record in the league. The Timberwolves have struggled on the court, both at home (7-20) and on the road (9-17). ...

Mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant

Mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant

Benjamin Dettmer

February 20, 2020

Kobe was a testament to hard work and inspired millions of people around the world well beyond the game of basketball.

Houston, we have a problem: NBA announces lower salary cap

Houston, we have a problem: NBA announces lower salary cap

Ben Dettmer

February 20, 2020

Barring a miracle, the 2020-2021 salary cap increase will be the smallest year-to-year increase that the NBA has seen since 2014.

Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Golden Gophers gearing up for potential Big Ten-heavy March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor

February 7, 2020

As the college basketball season comes down to the final stretch, the Golden Gophers have a decent shot to make the March Madness basketball tournament. Sitting at 12-10 at the time of writing, the Gophers are also sitting in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten with a 6-6 record. However, they'...

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...

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

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Ben Dettmer, Contributor

September 12, 2019

It’s not often that a basketball player of Kris Humphries’ caliber is most known for something completely unrelated to sports.  Then again, it’s not often that two people are married for as short a time as 72 days—which is how long the former Gopher was married to ubertalented reality TV star and meg...

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