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Gophers Junior Jones Speeds Past Another ACL Rehab

Marcus Jones is back for Minnesota, maybe faster than before. The junior cornerback has already recovered from two reconstructive knee surgeries in his college career, and he hasn’t even turned 20. Jones returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown for the Gophers in their season-opening win against UNLV.

09/03/2013

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Best Books To Read Before Heading Off To College

It’s that time in the summer: you’re about to send your kids off to college. Regardless of whether your child is a freshman or a rising senior, these books can help with all stages of a college career. From inspirational works to short stories to advice, our sister company, Simon & Schuster have hand selected a list that will be the perfect gift just as you leave your kids at their dorm.

08/28/2013

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Good Question: What Is The Best Way To Save For College?

According to Fidelity’s annual College Savings Indicator study, about 69 percent of families say they’ve already started saving for college, up from 58 percent back in 2007. That’s a good thing, because Campus Consultants, Inc. estimates the average college tuition for public school 20 years from now to be close to $50,000 a year. For private school, it could be $85,000 a year.

08/22/2013

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Space-Saving Tips for Dorm Room Living

When you live in a tiny dorm room, maximizing space is a priority. These 10 space-saving tips will help you keep your room organized while still having room to move.

08/22/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Best School-Themed Movie?

From “Sixteen Candles” to “Animal House” — which is your favorite?

08/17/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Mankato Star Thielen’s At Home At Vikings Training Camp

Everything on Friday was the usual for Adam Thielen. He donned purple football gear and went out to practice on the very field – the Minnesota State University, Mankato – where he’d spent the last five years solidifying himself as one of the best Maverick wideouts ever. The one difference on Friday was, this time he did it as a pro.

07/26/2013

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College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Oregon’s New Way To Pay For College….Do You Love It?

Click the link to vote on King John’s News Click!

07/08/2013

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Against Nearly Impossible Odds, Ashley Jagodzinski’s College Bound

Three open heart surgeries, a brain hemorrhage and an unrelated genetic disease — all before she was 18. Ashley Jagodzinski of Rochester hasn’t let anything stop her from recently from Minnesota Virtual Academy.

07/01/2013

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Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

07/01/2013

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Student Loan Rate Set To Double Monday

Like many Americans, lawmakers will have this week off for the 4th of July, but that break has Minnesota college students and their parents wondering what’s next for their student loan rates.

06/30/2013

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John Williams And Ken Ilgunas!

How did he leave college without student loan debt? He lived in a van!

06/27/2013

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Cody Zeller Works Out For The Wolves

The Timberwolves are more than one player away from contending, but one big player is in town. Indiana’s Cody Zeller worked out for the team — a solo work out, which means he’s really good and they already know a lot about him.

06/12/2013

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Good Question: Is College Worth The Cost For Everybody?

ith college debt topping $1 billion, some are wondering whether four years of college is worth the money. For years, we’ve known four-year college grads make hundreds of thousands of dollars more over their lives than those who don’t continue with school.

06/11/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 6-5!

Is the stairwell video real or fake?

06/05/2013

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All Seniors At Mpls’ Cristo Rey High Will Head To College

its finals week at Christo Rey High School in Minneapolis, and seniors there are all smiles. They’re feeling good because in less than a week, they’ll be graduating and all will be heading to college. Edgar Alcantar has been accepted to St Mary’s University in Winona. “I’ve accomplished a lot during these four years,” Alcantar said. “I want to study English in college or writing so I can be a lawyer.”

06/03/2013

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Student Protesters End Sit-In At Minn. College

Students protesting Macalester College’s ties to Wells Fargo have ended their sit-in after the college president agreed to a meeting.

04/25/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines coaches in the firts half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Gets Top-Seeded KU In Return To Sweet 16

Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/29/2013

Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers goes up with the ball against James Southerland #43,C.J. Fair #5 and Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the East Regional Round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Upsets Indiana 61-50

With its 2-3 zone defense disruptive from start to finish, and Michael Carter-Williams pouring in 24 points, fourth-seeded Syracuse upset No. 1 seed Indiana 61-50 Thursday night to reach the NCAA tournament’s East Regional final.

03/29/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Payne Improving On And Off Court

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.

03/28/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts as he coaches against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Rooting For Michigan

While many Michigan State fans would never dream of wanting their rival Wolverines to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo will be doing just that.

03/27/2013

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Roy Devyn Marble #4 and Zach McCabe #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes pressure Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeats Iowa 59-56. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Appling Shoots With Shoulder Wrap

Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he’ll be “all right” in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.

03/26/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Tyler Thornton #3 and Rasheed Sulaimon #14 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Duke Tops Creighton 66-50 Takes On MSU In Sweet Sixteen

Doug McDermott scuffled for open looks and usually missed when he did get them.

03/25/2013

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers drives to the basket against Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson #32 and Khalif Wyatt #1 of the Temple Owls. (Credit: Jason Miller, Getty)

Indiana Holds Off Temple 58-52 To Reach Sweet 16

Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional.

03/24/2013

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