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Casey Mittelstadt

Why Gopher men’s hockey matters so much to Minnesota — and why it may never again be what it once was

Hockey is the one area where Minnesotans can proudly claim superiority and back it up. And nobody has more of a superiority complex than Gopher hockey fans. 

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Lindsay Whalen

Everybody loves Lindsay Whalen. That doesn't mean the U's decision to hire her is without risk.

New Gopher women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen certainly knows the game. But there’s a lot more to college coaching than Xs and Os.

Sen. Tim Scott
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How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes
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How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes

Though we all share an interest in new sensations, what sets high sensation-seeking personalities apart is that they crave these exotic and intense experiences to an extent that they’re willing to risk their health.