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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...

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.

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'...

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Gopher football: Season wrap-up

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

December 30, 2019

The 2019 Gopher football regular season was one for the books. The team finished with a 10-2 record and the number 7 ranking in the FBS at one point, the highest-ranking they've had since 1962. They had the two finalists for Big Ten Receiver of the Year in Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson, the Big Ten...

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

Maxwel Fagan, Contributor

December 12, 2019

On November 24, 2019, Brian and Megan Slipka, co-founders of the Slipka Foundation,  presented a check for $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of a “Row the Boat” rally held at RidgePointe Senior Living in Minnetonka. RidgePointe resident Don Eckenrode remodeled a small boat ...

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 23, 2019

Currently enjoying their highest-win season since 1904, only dragged down by the absolutely heart-breaking loss to rivals Iowa, it is hard to think of this season as anything but a historic success for PJ Fleck and the entirety of the football team. As of Nov. 21 with the team fighting for a shot...

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

7-“Oh”: Gopher football stays hot

Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

October 25, 2019

The Golden Gophers won on Saturday, October 19, to post their first victory while ranked as a top-25 team in the last five years.  The Gophers dominated the Scarlet Knights from the get-go and easily covered the 28-point spread which had them favored by the largest margin since 2007.  For long-su...

Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

Ben Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor

September 28, 2019

With the Gopher football team currently undefeated and the Vikings having success at home, there’s no better time to showcase a few of the former Golden Gophers who are living out their dreams of playing professional football. Maxx Williams—Arizona Cardinals: Even casual fans of Minnes...

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

September 15, 2019

  School has started, and that means the Gopher football team is back in action. Expectations are high this year for P.J. Fleck and the team he's built the past two seasons. ESPN uses its Football Power Index (FPI) before every season to predict the outcome of every game. This year, the n...

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

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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