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Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson is a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

May 7, 2010

Twins start off season well in new Target Field

After completing a three game sweep over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon, the Twins improved their home record to 9-3. They are one of four teams that have lost three games or fewer at home this season, and to no surprise, all four teams are in the top five in terms of best record in […]

April 30, 2010

Milwaukee Bucks proving tough in playoffs

After missing the playoffs for three straight seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves back as a sixth seed. Their opponent? The third seeded Atlanta Hawks, a team that has made the playoffs for the third straight season, and right from the start in game one, showed the Bucks how quickly you lose that playoff experience […]

April 23, 2010

NFL Draft time arrives as teams attempt to upgrade

We are a little over two and a half months removed from Super Bowl XLIV, but the NFL hits the national spotlight this week as we have arrived to the NFL Draft this weekend. This year, the draft will take place on a different format instead of their traditional first and second round coverage on […]

April 14, 2010

Newly opened Target Field offers fans many benefits

For 28 seasons, the Minnesota Twins called the Metrodome home. That’s not the case anymore as the Twins moved to their new home, Target Field. The $528 million ballpark made its debut last Monday in front of an announced sellout crowd of 39,715. Target Field has hosted three games before opening its doors officially last […]

April 9, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers begin new season

Last week, I gave my five storylines of the Minnesota Twins for upcoming 2010 season. This week, I’ll give my five storylines for the Milwaukee Brewers. Signing Prince Fielder to a contract extension. Fielder will be eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2011 season unless the team can sign him to an extension. The […]

April 1, 2010

Minnesota Twins come into baseball season with a unique situation

As I am writing this its 70 degrees outside, the sun is shining, the snow has melted away. Spring is in the air, it can only mean one thing; yes, baseball season is right around the corner. Well, technically baseball has started up. High schools in the southern states have kicked off their seasons, colleges […]

March 26, 2010

March Madness stays true to its name with multiple early round tournament upsets

The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament delivered the “madness” in March Madness last weekend as the tournament kicked off the first round last Thursday and Friday and the second round on Saturday and Sunday.

March 12, 2010

March Madness soon to begin for Div. I basketball teams

As we head into the middle of March, it can only mean one thing. Yes, March Madness is upon us. High school hockey for Wisconsin wrapped up last week, as University School of Milwaukee won. High school hockey for Minnesota starts up this week. Both the boys and girls high school basketball state tournament is […]

March 5, 2010

Falcon men’s hockey has good season away, leads to playoff push

Last year at this time, the Falcon Men’s hockey team was packing up their bags, getting ready for the offseason, and trying to figure out how to win on the road. The team went 1-11-1 on the road and just 10-15-2 overall. The poor away record led to their worst overall record since the 1991-92 […]

February 26, 2010

NFL teams have tough decisions to make about veteran running backs

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the running back position has a short shelf life, considering all the physical abuse they take in each season. A starting running back usually will carry the ball between 15-30 times a game, 200-400 times a season, and 2000-3000 carries in a career if they are in the league around ten years. Also, running backs typically will sit back and help block for the quarterback on passing plays.

February 19, 2010

Falcon men’s hockey team hosts first round of playoffs

The playoff season for winter sports has finally arrived. The men’s hockey team kicks off the playoff season with the first round of the NCHA Peters Cup as the third seed hosting sixth seed UW-Eau Claire. The first round of the NCHA Peters Cup is a best of three series, and it is played on […]

February 12, 2010

Warm weather causes concern for Olympics

When we think of Canada, we often think of bitter cold weather and snowy conditions. Usually in the winter months that is the case, but one area of Canada is not experiencing the cold temperatures and snowy conditions. In fact, according to an article on espn.com the city of Vancouver has just experienced the warmest […]