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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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Gophers rout Cornhuskers as they look to stay in the hunt for March Madness

Ethan Olson, Editor February 10, 2021

The Golden Gopher men's basketball team, who was previously on a bad stretch of games losing five of their last six, found no problem with their Monday night matchup beating the now 4-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers...

NBA regular season preview: All things Minnesota

NBA regular season preview: All things Minnesota

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor December 10, 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves took many of the headlines heading into draft day in the NBA. On November 18, Minnesota entered the draft with the first overall pick and one major choice to make, who do they...

Lakers win NBA Championship to honor Kobe

Lakers win NBA Championship to honor Kobe

Jacob Gregor, Contributor October 21, 2020

On January 26, 2020, the world woke up to a shock in the news: former NBA great Kobe Bryant passed away from a helicopter crash In California. In this terrible crash, the NBA legend lost his oldest daughter...

Nuggets Shock the Clippers in 7-Game Series

Jacob Gregor, Contributor September 23, 2020
The lesson to take here is anything can happen in basketball, even when you find yourself down 3-1 in the series for the second time.
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...

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...

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.
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