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Jeremy Lagos

Jeremy Lagos has 27 articles published.

The Vikings chanting their way to Philly

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It all comes down to this. Case Keenum leads the Minnesota Vikings to the best season the purple and gold have seen since the infamous 1998 season vs Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. These two teams almost seem to be carbon copies of each other on the surface, yet they might not be as similar as we think. Led by MVP candidate Carson Wentz for most of the season, the Eagles were averaging 31.1 points per game through 13 weeks – since Foles took over for the injured Wentz, the Eagles are averaging just 17 points per game. Looking even closer into it, after the 34 point outburst against a bad Giants team, Foles’ Eagles are scoring just 11.3 points per game. For comparison in games that Keenum has played in for the Vikings, the purple and gold are scoring 22.5 points per game. That’s essentially twice the amount…

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Weekend Recap: Home cooking continues

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Friday: In what is seeming to be a recurring theme for the #2/3 St. Cloud State Huskies, they would be working from behind early against the #13/15 Boston College Eagles’ first-ever trip to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. After falling behind in both games against Alaska-Fairbanks in the previous weekend, the Huskies would find themselves facing a 2-0 deficit in the second against the Eagles after a power play goal in the first from Logan Hutsko just six minutes into the first frame and another goal from Christopher Brown four minutes into the second period. The second goal finally woke the Huskies up as freshman forward Kevin Fitzgerald got St. Cloud on the board midway through the second period for the first collegiate goal of his career. Just a minute and a half later, sophomore forward Jack Poehling knotted his third goal of the season to tie things up at two…

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Husky football takes big win over Moorhead

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After a record setting offensive explosion for quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn and the Huskies football team, it was back to business for the cardinal and black with another home game against Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Both offenses were stagnant in the first quarter before the Dragons would finally sniff out the end zone in the second quarter. Wide receiver Damon Gibson would find play dirty from one yard out to cap a 13 play, 67 yard drive. After the successful PAT, Moorhead would be leading 7-0. Lawhorn would masterfully lead the Huskies right down the field with a 13 play drive of his own of 77 yards keeping the ball for nearly half the quarter and answer with a touchdown throw to wide receiver Derek Kumerow to knot the game up at seven a piece. It would stay at seven all into halftime when St. Cloud State President Ashish Vaidya had an exciting…

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Huskies’ football makes a statement

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With Bemidji State (2-2) winning earlier in the day St. Cloud State’s (3-1) lead in the NSIC North was cut to just a one game lead. A surprising late scratch of sophomore quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn who sat out with a previously unknown shoulder injury saw redshirt freshman Justin Czech get his first career start at Husky Stadium against Augustana University (2-2). The first drive of the game saw the Vikings convert two long third down attempts which helped them get into Husky territory, but the Vikings’ drive stalled and the Huskies came up with a huge fourth down stop. Czech would lean on the strength of his run game, but it was a 19-yard toss to leading Huskies junior receiver John Pass that helped get the ten play, 40-yard drive that would be capped off with a 46-yard field goal to give St. Cloud the 3-0 lead. The ensuing possession for…

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Batter up: SCSU’s powerhouse on the diamond

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When you think of the powerhouse programs at St. Cloud State University, wrestling and hockey are usually at the top of the list, but there is one squad that is often overlooked, even though they are perennially one of the nation’s best teams. The St. Cloud State baseball team are owners of 171 wins the past four seasons – they have averaged over 42 wins per season. This year has been no different. With the team off to a 18-6 start they are currently third in the NSIC. With one of the most powerful offenses in the nation, it is not hard to see why the team is able to reel off win after win, with a ten game winning streak that saw the Huskies outscore their opponents 144 to 35 runs in those ten games. Now in the midst of another seven game streak with the offense leading them…

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Fork in the road for US women’s hockey

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The United States women’s hockey team is at a bit of a crossroads. Many of the players don’t want to play for the team anymore due to unequal pay in comparison to the men’s national team. USA hockey recently sent out a memo regarding the team’s issues and a statement from the executive director of USA hockey, Dave Ogrean. Ogrean had the following to say about the state of the team, “We remain committed to having the players that were selected to represent the U.S. in the upcoming women’s world championship to be the players that are on the ice when the tournament begins.” The women’s hockey team indicated the state of the team is the reason for their contempt. The players want to be fairly compensated for their play in the world tournament, including performance bonuses, per-game payments, travel for guests to games, roster bonuses and other benefits including…

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Vikings’ offseason filled with mystery

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Any Minnesota Vikings fan can tell you this last season was a classic Minnesota Vikings season. It all started with unbelievable optimism among fans with a 5-0 start to the year and was the last undefeated team in the NFL. For the most part, it was the injury bug that ended up dooming the Vikings. Losing the team’s starting tackles and then the rest off the offensive line starting dropping like flies. The losses of the team’s starting quarterback and All-Pro running back did not help matters either, which resulted in an 8-8 finish. That’s where the majority of the question marks begin for the team this offseason. After Teddy Bridgewater went down with a brutal knee injury, the team traded a first round pick to trade for former Eagles QB Sam Bradford. Bridgewater’s knee injury was a lot worse than people had originally thought. According to the most recent reports,…

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Huskies split senior’s last home series

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A lot has changed since the current women’s hockey seniors began to lace up their skates four years ago for the cardinal and black. Coming off a season where the Huskies went 4-27-5, it was a step back and the second worse win total in Husky hockey history. Enter Eric Rud. The Huskies immediately improved, doubling their previous seasons win total. Senior forward Lauren Hespenheide lead the team with three power play goals. The next season lead to even more improvement with the Huskies going 13-18-4 and jumping up the WCHA standings from seventh to fifth. Heading into the final home series of the seniors careers, Hespenheide and the rest of the seniors would be looking to leave the program in a much better condition than when they first enrolled to State. The senior defenseman attributes a culture change for the improvements the team has made since Rud was hired to lead the…

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Football looks to rebound after down year

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Huskies head coach Scott Underwood has been around the program for quite a long time, starting off as a defensive coordinator for the cardinal and black in 2001, he has stuck around long enough to have been promoted to head coach back in 2008, coming into the season, Underwood had never had a losing season with his worst finish being 6-5 in the 2014 and 15 seasons. The Huskies were at the peak of their powers under Underwood from 2010-13, amassing a 38-12 (.760) record and making the NCAA Divison II playoffs three of the four years. This last season, the Huskies finished 5-6, losing their last game 48-34 against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Husky Stadium. On finishing the season with a losing record for the first time in his tenure as a coach Underwood said, “we’re disappointed, I think we had some games we had some…

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