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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...

Victory among college athletics has people asking, “what next?”

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Ethan Olson, Contributer

November 9, 2019

  After years of controversy about just how "amateur" college athletes are, the fight for their compensation may be coming to an end. On October 29, the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to, "permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their nam...

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...

California is putting pressure on the NCAA, but how corrupt is the system already?

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

October 16, 2019

Perhaps the most debated topic surrounding college sports over the last few years is whether college athletes should receive compensation for their sacrifices for their schools. Recently, California enacted the Fair Pay to Play Act, which would give athletes within the state control over their ow...

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