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Fan Van Theft Reflects Need for Change in Community

Fan Van Theft Reflects Need for Change in Community

John Quinlan, Contributor October 1, 2021

Following the Gopher football away win on Saturday, September 18, a University of Minnesota tailgate staple, the Golden Gopher “Fan Van,” was stolen from the parking lot of the True North Building...

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With Minnesota Star Running Back Out for the Season – How PJ Fleck can Reload His RB Room

Ethan Olson, Editor-In-Chief September 15, 2021

Every Minnesota football fan who watched the Gophers play Ohio State on the Gophers' opening day collectively cringed when star running back and team captain Mohamed Ibrahim went down with an injury in...

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Diving into NFC North draft selections: the Winners, the Losers and the Inevitable?

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 25, 2021

It was an all-around good 2021 NFL draft for the NFC North, even if some storylines were less than favorable for some, including those in the camp of the Green Bay Packers. With Aaron Rodgers' future with...

Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Former University of Minnesota professor takes shot at integrity of football program & PJ Fleck

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 12, 2021

On May 10, WCCO Minnesota ran a story alleging that there has been emotional and physical trauma involved in University of Minnesota football practices under head coach PJ Fleck, causing several former...

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Minnehaha Academy runs away with Class 3A basketball title, routs Alexandria 80-29

Ethan Olson, Onboarding Editor in Chief April 19, 2021

On April 10, the season for Class 3A basketball in Minnesota culminated with a fiery display from perhaps the most highly-touted team in the entire state, Minnehaha Academy, as they worked their magic...

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Three Gophers in Tampa Bay with a similar goal: Bring pride back to Minneapolis

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

Minneapolis-born, rookie wide receiver, Tyler Johnson made headlines for his game-deciding play in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 24, although it was for all the reasons that one wouldn't expect. In...

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Golden Gopher football woes continue with heartbreaking loss to Iowa

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Golden Gopher football has gotten off to a start that has probably surprised more people than not. The Gophers currently sit at 1-3 and are 6th in the Big Ten West, three games behind first-place Northwestern...

Treatment of LSU football players shows true colors of current NCAA climate

Treatment of LSU football players shows true colors of current NCAA climate

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor November 6, 2020

When the NCAA board of governors voted unanimously to, "allow student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness," on October 29, 2019, many among the world of college athletics...

Big Ten Football playing through Covid-19

Jacob Gregor, Contributor November 4, 2020

It was a really great sight to see Big Ten Football starting back up this college football season. Although it does not quite feel the same, seeing the Maroon and Gold taking the field representing...

2020 Gopher football preview

2020 Gopher football preview

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor October 7, 2020

University of Minnesota students have worked hard to find any shred of a silver lining during a somber year, and they finally got one when the Big Ten announced that the fall football season would begin...

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

The Big Ten is back in a BIG way

Ethan Olson, Editor September 23, 2020

In the midst of the continuing pandemic that is COVID-19, the Big Ten has recently decided that it is time to bring back the college sports that have been out of our lives for months. On September 16,...

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Gopher stars impress at NFL combine

Ben Dettmer March 5, 2020
This group of Gophers is a special one, as all four players played their high school football in Minnesota and were a part of Minnesota’s recruiting class of 2016.
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