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Minnesota Entrepreneur Prepares for Launch of Rugby League

John Quinlan, Contributor

May 7, 2020

With the sports world quiet due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minneaoplis entrepreneur has taken this opportunity to launch his new rugby league. League Commissioner, Michael Clements, has announced the re-launch of the National Rugby Football League (NRFL).  Clements is confident in the timing of start...

Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

May 7, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was unique for many reasons. For starters, the draft was completely virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NFL personnel, prospect players, and fans all watched as the NFL Commissioner announced draft selections from his home. Despite the unusual circumstances, the University of...

NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

Ethan Olson, Sports & Feature Editor

April 27, 2020

Alright, the first virtual draft in NFL history can be considered a success. No real hiccups just Bill Belichick's dog and Mike Vrabel's kids making some headlines. It may be because of the interesting atmosphere around this years NFL draft that some under-the-radar picks may not be talked about much...

2020 NFL free agency breaks all expectations

2020 NFL free agency breaks all expectations

Ethan Olson, Sports and Feature Editor

April 6, 2020

In a time where sports interest has been majorly down, the NFL free agency period has gone under-the-radar even though some massive deals have gone down, trades included. Teams seem to be incredibly invested in their rosters this year so we could see a competitive NFL season, once sports resume normally....

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.

Vikings Fans’ expectations remain cautiously optimistic

Vikings Fans' expectations remain cautiously optimistic

Ben Dettmer, Contributor

December 13, 2019

After a lackluster 2-2 start that had many fans bewildered and frustrated with the quarterback play of Kirk Cousins, the Vikings have rebounded strongly and positioned themselves to control their own playoff destiny with the home stretch of the regular season on the horizon. With games agains...

Players that will win you your fantasy football championship

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Ethan Olson, Contributor

December 13, 2019

Going into the final weeks of the NFL and fantasy football season, it is either a time of hope or absolute despair for fantasy football players. For every 11-2 fantasy team, there is always the 2-11 team following in its wake. Nonetheless, with the season winding down, and fantasy football finals just...

The newest dynasty in sports: Tom Brady’s understudies

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Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 10, 2019

The term dynasty is not thrown around lightly in sports. We've seen it used for the Warriors franchise that tore through the NBA the past 5 years and is undoubtedly no longer what it used to be. It's also been used to describe the historic reign of the New York Yankees on top of the MLB with an unpre...

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Fantasy football: the players to target next year

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

November 1, 2019

As September ran down and the Patriots ran away with the AFC (again), there were a few new names mixing in with the fantasy footballers discussed in last month’s issue. These are the types of guys getting their name called in the first round if you were to do a draft rerun this week. Every year,...

Fantasy footballas of September

Fantasy footballas of September

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

October 1, 2019

Fantasy football takes center stage in the month of September, and there’s no doubt we have some players taking their game to the next level this season. There are three main categories of players that fantasy managers need to keep in mind going into the October portion of the season: true baller...

Row the Boat: Gophers in the NFL

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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...

NFL week 1 highlights

NFL week 1 highlights

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 16, 2019

The second-best day of the year has arrived for NFL fans, only behind Superbowl Sunday, week one has finally arrived. It has been a long summer but now the best part of the year has started, and although there were some boring games, there was plenty of action to keep any fan glued to their seat all...

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