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Timberwolves snap 14-year playoff drought

AJ Rusch

April 26, 2018

Many people might not be able to recall who was in the starting lineup when the Timberwolves last played in mid-April, but it is quite different now. The team featured Minnesota icon Kevin Garnett as the center piece, surrounded by...

MN Wild gearing up for post-season

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018

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 t...

Wheelchair B-ball Tournament

Colin Nelson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

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 ...

SMSU Men’s B-ball

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 2, 2018

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, g...

Bashir Aidrus sets record 5K

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

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 Univers...

Recap of Winter Olympics

John Palmer, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

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 ...

Eagles win Super Bowl LII

Nick Rathke, Sports Editor

February 12, 2018

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 seaso...

MN Wild look for traction

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

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....

Hawaiian Night victories

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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...

Vikings take heart breaking loss

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018

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 anot...

2018 Winter Olympics preview

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2018

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 su...

SMSU Dance Team

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

January 27, 2018

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 ...

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