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Vikings’ offseason filled with mystery

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,… Keep Reading


The NBA trade deadline: an absolute whirlwind

In the world of professional sports, trade deadlines can be very exciting – or disappointing. This year’s NBA trade deadline had some of both. With eleven trades being announced in the last week, alongside many rumored trades that didn’t end up happening, there’s plenty to discuss and look forward to. The first, and perhaps biggest trade of deadline week saw superstar Sacramento King’s center DeMarcus Cousins get traded along with Omri Cassipi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a first and a second-round pick. Almost unanimously, NBA fans and experts believe the Pelicans made out like bandits in this exchange. Fox Sports NBA writer Andrew Lynch gave the Kings an ‘F’ grade for the trade, and subsequently gave the Pelicans an ‘A+’. This trade pairs Cousins with one of the best power forwards in the league, Anthony Davis, creating an exciting tandem that some… Keep Reading

Sports/Sports Columns

NBA’s All-Star weekend

All Star Weekend is something every basketball and or sports fan looks forward to every year. Yet this year we all who have watched have become witnesses to the decline in the quality we receive from the All Star game. With the recent increased attention and notoriety that the skills challenge, celebrity game, and three point contest have received, the dunk contest has suffered immensely. The three point contest has become the new dunk contest. All of the hype surrounds this one event as has for at least the last three years. Stars such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and more have made the three the new dunk. Everyone has fallen in love with the three point shot like never before. This year the three point contest did not disappoint. With big names such as Kyrie Irving and James Harden we received the show… Keep Reading

Opinion/Sports/Sports Columns

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

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… Keep Reading

SCSU Sports/Sports

All eyes on Alabama

With the regular season in the rearview mirror of the Husky Wrestling team, the destination of the national tournament is closer than ever. The Huskies finished the regular season with an overall record of 17-1 and a perfect 8-0 conference record. But before the Huskies can click their ticket to nationals in Birmingham, Alabama they have another city in their sights. The number one ranked Huskies headed into regionals in Moorhead, Minnesota this weekend with seven nationally ranked wrestlers, including 2016 125lb National Champion Brett Velasquez and number one ranked 285 lb Austin Goergen among others. After the first day of wrestling the red and black sat in first with 79.5 points, nearly a 20 point lead ahead of their nearest opponent, McKendree. Nine wrestlers advanced into the semifinals including the familiar names of Brett Velasquez, Larry Bomstad, Austin Goergen, and several others. The only loss on the day came… Keep Reading

SCSU Sports/Sports

Huskies Advance After Dominating Second Half

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… Keep Reading

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Photo Gallery: St. Cloud State Women’s hockey split final home series of the season

In their last home games of the 2016-17 season, the St. Cloud State women’s hockey team split the series with Bemidji State. The team won on Friday, but could not come back to defeat Bemidji State on Saturday. Saturday was the women’s senior night. Seven women are graduating this spring and leaving a great mark on the program here at SCSU. Read the full weekend story here. Keep Reading


With ice getting thinner, safety is a must

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… Keep Reading

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