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NFT's, NBA Top Shot Craze explained

NFT’s, NBA Top Shot Craze explained

Trey Burmeister, Contributor March 11, 2021

The NBA Top Shot platform, since its open beta launch on October 1, 2020, has done approximately $200 million in sales as of March 8. Almost 20 percent of these total sales was during a single day bull...

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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...

The Return of Bobby Shmurda

The Return of Bobby Shmurda

Casey McCabe, Editor March 10, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 Bobby Shmurda real name Ackquille Jean Pollard was released from Clinton County Correctional Facility on parole. Incarcerated since December of 2014, Bobby has spent much...

A Look at the NBA as the All-Star Break Approaches

A Look at the NBA as the All-Star Break Approaches

John Quinlan, Contributor February 10, 2021

Each year as the NBA season approaches the All-Star break, fans can usually have a solid projection for the second half of the season. With a shortened season and multiple blockbuster trades, this NBA...

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.
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.
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...

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Minnesota sports fans shouldn’t forget the Timberwolves

Benjamin Dettmer, Contributor & Social Media Editor November 9, 2019

There’s an awful lot to be excited about if you’re a Minnesota Sports fan right now. P.J. Fleck has led the Gopher football team to its first 8-0 start since 1941 when the team won the national championship....

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