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New Era, New Look (We Hope)

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On April 11, The Minnesota Timberwolves revealed the new logo that will represent the team for the upcoming years. A slick representation of the old, the new, and the Minnesota. The team has been starving for an identity since Kevin Garnett was traded and since the Kevin Love debacle. Superstar Karl-Anthony Towns doesn’t deserve to drag along the rugged history of the last 13 years. He gets his own chance to make his own Timberwolves brand and build a team that can be great. It was time to move on from the 2000’s 3-D cartoonish look that many teams have shed thus far (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings). But what this logo really should represent is an era where Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach LaVine will take over, just like the Kevin Garnett takeover in 1996 when the second Timberwolves logo was revealed. It’s time to shed the longest…

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The madness is ready to continue

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If you’re a basketball fan of any type, March is most likely one of your favorite months out of the year. Whether it be making brackets, watching your favorite team winning or losing, seeing the upsets, seeing the heartbreak, March Madness is always at the top of the TV listings. This year may be different than most years. Mid-way through the second round, there has been a glaring lack of upsets, which people did not see coming. When March Madness starts, most people talk about what upsets they think are going to happen or which big team is going to fall first. In this year’s tournament, it’s been a lack of both. In the first day of the first round, the madness started off right with Princeton taking Notre Dame to the final seconds. Princeton fouled Notre Dame with 10 seconds to go to put Matt Farrell on the line…

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Huskies cap off season with optimism

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The St. Cloud State Men’s basketball team came into the season with high expectations.  What they got was a rollercoaster of a season. With many ups and downs, this team was one of the most exciting to watch. Senior guard Scottie Stone and sophomore Gage Davis led the Huskies to a winning record 19-14 and third place in the NSIC North on the season that came to a heartbreaking end with an 81-61 loss to Upper Iowa. There is no reason for this team to hang their heads. SCSU started out disappointing with a 0-4 start, but as soon as they came back from the 2016 Sports Anaheim Division II Tip Off Classic, that’s when the team took off – especially when playing on home court. The Huskies put up a 13-4 record when defending their home floor at Halenbeck Hall. Coach Matt Reimer was satisfied with the season overall…

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In a season full of optimism, only disappointment clouds the Timberwolves

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Coming into this season, Minnesota Timberwolves fans everywhere salivated over the addition of new appointed head coach. Tom Thibodeau teamed up with three of the most promising young players in the NBA, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach LaVine. With a young team struggling to play defense, and Thibodeau being known for one of the best defensive coaches in the league, this seemed like a match made in heaven. However, it’s been anything but. The defense is still stalling, too many winnable games have been lost, rookie Kris Dunn hasn’t played up to Rookie of the Year standards as many hoped, and one of the three centerpieces, Zach LaVine, tore his ACL. It couldn’t be a rougher start for the Wolves. The start of the season started out very promising, yet very disappointing. Through the first 26 games, the Wolves lost 19 of those and 9 of those losses they…

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Huskies Advance After Dominating Second Half

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After losing two heart breakers to the top teams in the conference, Northern State and MSU-Moorhead, the Huskies knew they could compete with the best, refusing to hang their heads after the tough losses. “I’m old, but I’m good,” said senior Scottie Stone as he was preparing for Wednesday’s game. It looked dim for the Huskies as soon as the game tipped off. St. Cloud State shot a dull 36.7 percent from the field and nothing seemed to be going right. Driving to the bucket was a lost cause, turnovers, and holes in the defense all caused major problems for SCSU, also translated to the offensive side. “We got to stop letting our offense affect our defense,” said sophomore Gage Davis. Not to mention, the refereeing went from “ticky-tack” to a “let them play” style and then back to “ticky-tack.” But with the Huskies down seven with zero time on…

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With ice getting thinner, safety is a must

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With temperatures rising and ice getting thinner, many ice fishers are running a risk when bringing their vehicles onto the frozen lakes. There have been cases all around the area of fishermen losing their snowmobiles, ATV’s and automobiles to the ice. The Department of Natural Resources website recommends five inches for snowmobiles and ATV’s, eight to 12 inches for cars and small pickup trucks and at least 12 to 15 inches for medium to large pickup trucks. Local fisherman and St. Cloud State University student Connor Huberty said, “I wouldn’t be scared if I’m walking on the ice, but with rising temperatures, I would be hesitant to take any vehicle on the ice.” “Usually I check the access to the lake and check if other vehicles are out there,” Shane Olmscheid, another student from St. Cloud State University said. “And if there is a good amount of vehicles out there it…

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