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Timberwolves Recap

11/6/2017

Despite previously suffering tough losses to the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons by a combined margin of 44 points, the Timberwolves have gained momentum and are on top of the Western Conference board.


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Tale of Two Seasons

10/16/2017

The 2016 baseball season was an summer for the Minnesota Twins. Despite an encouraging 2015 season and many promising rookies, the Twins spent the entire 162 games in last place.

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Athlete Profile: Eric Colvin

3/21/2017

Eric Colvin is a Senior at the U studying Economics. He is a Cross Country runner as well as a Track and Field athlete.What is your favorite part about being a gopher athlete? My favorite part is being with my teammates and the opportunity to work and compete with them everyday.What are you doing to prepare yourself in between indoor and outdoor track season? In between seasons we will focus on increasing our mileage to prepare for a long outdoor season.How do you think running with the Gophers has changed you over the past 4 years? It has been a very humbling experience.

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New Sites Attempt to Reel Gamblers into Fantasy Sports

8/6/2016

As the month of Augustnears its latter halfand the dog days linger, young men and women around the nation feel excited to begin nights of staying up late crunching numbers, buying study materials, and finally cracking open the booksto preparethemselves for intellectual conversations amongst one another. If you're thinking this occurs due to the start of the school year, you're wrong.

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Why Soccer is an American Sport

9/5/2014

Soccer, contrary to the opinions of Ann Coulter, is an American sport. To be sure, it did not originate in America, but the world’s most popular sport exemplifies just what it means to be American. Soccer is a game of constant effort, there’s no room to take breaks.

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The Legacy of David Stern

1/31/2014

On February 1, David Stern will step down from his role as NBA commissioner after 30 years. The NBA and the game of basketball has changed enormously in 30 years and a lot of that change came from the direction of the 71-year-old commissioner. It is interesting that the same year Stern became the NBA Commissioner, 1984, that Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton all entered the league.