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MN Wild gearing up for post-season

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018


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Fifteen days, 9 games. The Minnesota Wild have found an unusual amount of late season success leading into the playoffs. They expect to make their sixth consecutive post season appearance, and the first of those six without the Chicago Blackhawks qualifying. The Blackhawks have eliminated the Wild in t...

Wheelchair B-ball Tournament

Colin Nelson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University’s (SMSU) Wheelchair Basketball team finished the season with a 9-14 record. Despite that record and only having four seniors on its roster, SMSU had hoped to defy the odds and win the Wheelchair Basketball National Tournament Championship on March 17. ...

SMSU Men’s B-ball

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 2, 2018


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The Men’s basketball team at SMSU finished their season last year as the NSIC South Division champions, and the NSIC Tournament Champions. This year was different for them. They started their season with a 104-point game, giving them a win against St. Olaf, who scored 66 points. From there they lost...

Bashir Aidrus sets record 5K

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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SMSU’s Men’s and Women’s Track and Field finished their indoor season at the NSIC Conference Championships in Mankato on Saturday, Feb. 24. The two-day meet was held in the Meyer’s field house at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The highlight of the meet is Bashir Aidrus’s performance i...

Recap of Winter Olympics

John Palmer, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, kicked off on Feb. 9 with a moving opening ceremony that saw all of the athletes from every participating nation marching together under a banner of unity. In reality, the games had begun two days before, with some of the longer-running events such a...

Eagles win Super Bowl LII

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

February 12, 2018


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Underdogs no more. The Philadelphia Eagles were considered underdogs the entire post season, despite having the No. 1 seed in the NFC. After potential League M.V.P. quarterback Carson Wentz went down late in the regular season with a knee injury, everyone had written the team off as a bust. The Eagles used this...

MN Wild look for traction

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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Yes, the Super Bowl was on Sunday evening, Feb. 4, but the Vikings missed their chance to be in it. Friday and Saturday night the Minnesota Wild played back-to-back games against the Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars. The Golden Knights are only in their first year as an expansion team, but ...

Hawaiian Night victories

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams earned a win on Hawaiian night. At the RA facility on campus, both teams faced the Marauders from University of Mary.   The women’s team ended their four-game losing streak with a 73-58 win against UM. The Mustang’s took the lead early, finishin...

Vikings take heart breaking loss

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


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Poised to be the first team to play a Super Bowl game in their home stadium, the Vikings suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings scored easily on the first drive, but failed to score another touchdown for the rest of the game. Minnesota’s top-ranked defense could...

2018 Winter Olympics preview

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2018


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Oh, so many things are different for these games than any other. The last Olympics games were in the summer in Brazil, two years ago, and one of its most underrated headlines was the millions of dollars that the games were supposed to bring into the struggling economy. The opening ceremony was completel...

SMSU Dance Team

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

January 27, 2018


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The SMSU Dance Team started off the new semester with a new routine to show at the Jan. 12th and 13th Men’s and Women’s Basketball games. This new routine was based more on the lyrical, well-known jazz style of dance. The dance was also considerably longer, and more difficult than previous routine...

Super Bowl 51 preview

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

January 27, 2018


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It’s that time of year again. The NFL’s best teams compete for the game’s greatest prize on February 4. The AFC Champion, for the third time in four years, is the New England Patriots. In the AFC Championship game, the Patriots were trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10 with about 10 minutes lef...

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