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2022-2023 Gopher Basketball

2022-2023 Gopher Basketball

Kade Paulson, Contributor November 16, 2022

Minnesota Gopher basketball is going for their 11th NCAA tournament appearance this year as they look to get back there for the first time since 2017. The Gophers, led by 2nd year coach, Ben Johnson...

Lying Lebron

Colby Lentz, Contributer November 16, 2022

Lebron James is known for his excellent basketball skills and plays while being named one of the greatest basketball players of all time. However, recently Lebron is being called out for lying about multiple...

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The NBA Playoffs Are Underway and the Timberwolves Are Back

Josh Klopp, Editor May 4, 2022

Last week’s play-in tournament cemented the members of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. One of those late-joining members was the Minnesota Timberwolves, making the playoffs for the second time since 2004. In...

The NIL Policy and What the Future Holds for the Business of College Sports

The NIL Policy and What the Future Holds for the Business of College Sports

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief April 11, 2022

Deestroying, also known by his real name Donald De La Haye, is a youtuber that has amassed over four million subscribers on the platform. He also happens to be a football player and has created connections...

A Recap of the Star-studded NBA Trade Deadline

A Recap of the Star-studded NBA Trade Deadline

Josh Klopp, Contributor February 16, 2022

The biggest stories coming out of the NBA often relate to star players feeling unsatisfied in their current situation. These rumors don’t always lead to players’ wishes being granted. Luckily, this...

Winter V.S. Summer Olympics

Winter V.S. Summer Olympics

Colby Lentz, Contributor February 16, 2022

The Olympics are something that has been around for as long as I have been living and more and they still get me excited whenever they are on. The Olympics are so fun to watch because they are on whenever...

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Paolo Banchero #5 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts following their game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

College Basketball is Back

Jake Miller, Contributor December 1, 2021

It has been about a month since college basketball has been back and there have already been crazy games, crazy stories, and the best part crazy atmospheres.  The first week of college basketball had...

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A new era: the Timberwolves begin resurgence under new management

Ethan Olson, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021

Timberwolves fans had all the reason to be excited about their team's future at the start of this NBA season. Exemplified by the $1.5 billion deal done by Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to acquire the ball...

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NBA Regular Season Preview: Timberwolves Turning Up The Ante

Ethan Olson, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021

It's been an offseason full of twists and turns for the Minnesota Timberwolves, from a new regime under former MLB star Alex Rodriguez's ownership, to the swift release of now former President of operations,...

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Former Gopher Ben Johnson named new head coach of men’s basketball program

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief March 24, 2021

University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle happily announced on Monday, March 22 that the successor at head coach for the men's basketball program, following the firing of Richard Pitino, would...

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With Pitino potentially on his way out, who’s ready for the hot seat?

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2021

A less than impressive season has come to a close for Golden Gopher basketball, and many fans are calling coach Richard Pitino into question. Although Pitino is still under contract through the 2023-24...

March Madness tournament build up - Do the Gophers make the cut?

March Madness tournament build up – Do the Gophers make the cut?

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

With just a handful of games remaining in the Big Ten basketball regular season, heads are turning towards the impending March Madness tournament but for the Golden Gophers, making the tournament might...

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