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SCSU Women’s Hockey defeats Korean National Team in unique game

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The St. Cloud State Women’s hockey team kicked off their season with an exhibition game win on Friday night against the South Korean National Team. The Korean National Team is currently ranked 22nd in the World by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It’s the third time in the school program that SCSU’s women’s team faced an international competition. The Huskies were 1-1 in the previous two games but moved to 2-1 after Friday’s win. Eric Rud, the head coach of the Huskies, enters his 4th season at St Cloud State. His overall record as a coach for the Huskies is 30-69-9. His best season as coach came back in 2015-16 when he led the Huskies to a 13-18-4 record and finishing fifth in the WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association). Rud coaches a young Huskies team this season as they have 12 new players. The new players consist of nine freshmen,…

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Fantasy Football: Week 1 Stud or Dud?

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The first week of fantasy football is complete and what a week it was. Week 1 provided us with many shockers and hair pulling performances. The biggest takeaway of week one was the disappointing show by big name players in the league. A high number of top drafted players laid an egg in week 1. So, let’s dive into the Fantasy Stud or Dud of Week 1. Week 1 Fantasy Stud Alex Smith, Chiefs: Smith is known as a time management quarterback who doesn’t risk throwing the ball downfield. Well, in Week 1 he decided to play like his opposing team’s quarterback, Tom Brady. Smith went off in week one throwing for 368 yards and four touchdowns. His performance was good enough to score 30 points and be the top-ranked quarterback in fantasy football. Matthew Stafford, Lions: Stafford started off slow in week 1 but picked it up in the…

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JJ Watt’s Foundation exceeds expectations

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Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana hard on August 25. It was the first major hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. The storm destroyed many people’s houses, businesses and lives. Many people were forced to leave their homes because of flooding. As the people left their home and evacuated to shelters, sports arenas and religious centers the supplies for the people ran low. The Evacuees were limited to bottled water and other essentials as stores didn’t have enough due to loosing supplies from the floods. Stepped in, JJ Watt defensive end for the Houston Texans, who started a relief fund in which he hoped to raise $200,000. Watt communicated with people through social media especially Twitter posting videos of updates and giving the people of Houston hope as they try to rebuild their city. From here on Watt became the voice for Houston, asking people…

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Fantasy Football Draft Help

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Another fantasy football season is upon us. It is a fresh start for everyone with optimistic feelings that this is their year to win their league. In this article we are going to look at the important positions for fantasy football and to see who you should be drafting and not drafting for your upcoming draft. Quarterbacks to draft Jameis Winston, Buccaneers: Entering his third season in the NFL, Winston looks to take the next step in his career. He threw for 28 touchdowns but also had 18 interceptions. The interceptions are a concern but the team acquired new weapons for him. The Florida State product has Mike Evans, Desean Jackson, Cameron Brate and rookie tight end O.J Howard. Also, Winston is an underrated runner who can scamper for some yards which is a good weapon to have at the quarterback position. Carson Wentz, Eagles: Wentz, the former North Dakota…

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Minnesota Twins: Buyers or Sellers?

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The number 7 represents how many years it has been since the Twins have made the postseason. The number 7 represents how many games the Twins are behind the first place Cleveland Indians as of Sunday July 30, 2017. The Twins have been hovering around the .500 mark all season and right behind the Indians for first place in the Central Division. The Pitching rotation has been a major problem for the Twins over this postseason drought as they have struggled to put together a solid rotation through free agency or in the draft. However, this season Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios have been the heart of the Twins’ rotation and have been a major reason why the Twins are in the hunt for the post season. With the trade deadline coming up on Monday July 31st, 2017, the Minnesota Twins made some moves in which it looked they were…

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Super Bowl 51: Showdown in Texas

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The Atlanta Falcons will take the field against the New England Patriots Sunday February 5th in Houston, Texas. The Falcons (11-5) path to the Super Bowl was enjoyable at home in the Georgia Dome where they beat the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. The Patriots (14-2) also enjoyed their home field advantage where they beat the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers. People planning to watch the Super Bowl this year should get their popcorn ready because this game has the chance to be one of the higher scoring Super Bowls in history. The Falcons and Patriots have been the two most explosive offenses during the 2016-17 season. The Falcons averaged 33 points a game during the regular season and averaged 40 points a game during the playoffs. The Patriots averaged 27 points a game during the regular season and 35 points a game during the playoffs. Leading these two…

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Mid-season Fantasy Football review

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“Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs. Are you kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we win a game,” said Jim Mora in one of the most memorable rants during a press conference while coaching for the Colts. Many fantasy owners are feeling this way as we approach the playoffs for Fantasy Football. People are fighting for their spots and just wanting to take it one week at a time. Or maybe you are an owner who is 0-9, 1-8, and 2-7 who is just looking for a win to stop being the laughing stock of your league. It has been a crazy season this year where we have seen major injuries to big name players in the NFL, especially in the running back position. Then, if the injuries didn’t drive you crazy, it was that first round draft pick who you thought was guaranteed to have a big year (like Todd…

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Fantasy Football: First quarter review

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The first quarter of the NFL season is now in the books. We have seen some crazy performances from players on the young season, while others have been bitten by the injury bug. During week four of the season we were treated to one of the most spectacular performances you will see in your life between the dynamic duo of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Ryan threw for over 500 yards while 300 of those yards went to wide receiver Jones. Larry Fitzgerald has found the fountain of youth in the desert of Arizona as the 33 year old veteran continues to make his mark in the NFL. The injury bug has hit some of the biggest names in the NFL in Adrian Peterson, Dez Bryant, Doug Martin and Eric Decker. For fantasy football owners, it is time to reflect on what they could have done differently to avoid the…

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Fantasy Football Week Six: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

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Teams on a bye week: Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Start Carson Palmer, Cardinals: Palmer looks on track to start in week six after missing week five with a concussion. He has a matchup against the Jets which maybe a break-out game for Palmer who has struggled on the year. But the Jets have been horrible in defending the pass this season. The Jets defense gave up four touchdown passes to Ben Roethlisberger in week five. Palmer will look to get the ball vertical and makes Palmer a top 10 play this week for the quarterback position in fantasy football. Start Brian Hoyer, Bears: Hoyer has been a surprise for fantasy owners as he has played outstanding the last three weeks. He has thrown for over 300 yards in each of his last three starts. He has a match-up against the Jaguars which makes Hoyer a very strong start…

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