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This Week in Prep

This Week in Prep

Dec. 19 |               This week’s column brings you five pictures featuring three outstanding players and two former prep stars leading their college teams. Check out the pics.              Cortez...

Volleyball attracting more Blacks

Volleyball attracting more Blacks

Dec. 19 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.  A rare sight indeed — more than a couple...

Twins sign Torii Hunter, Ervin Santana

Twins sign Torii Hunter, Ervin Santana

Dec. 17 | Who got the best of the MLB winter meetings? Time will tell. Several teams in Major League Baseball used the winter meetings to improve their teams. The Twins were no different, signing veteran outfielder Torii Hunter before the meetings to a one-year...

Black athletes weigh in on police violence

Black athletes weigh in on police violence

Dec. 17 | Recent events of police brutality, a problem that Blacks in this country have faced for decades, have pushed Black athletes out of their normal say-nothing postures. Several NBA players and two college teams last week donned “I Can’t Breathe”...

Adams, Toney perform in Como DeLaSalle matchup

Adams, Toney perform in Como DeLaSalle matchup

Dec. 13 | There were at least three NCAA Division I schools (Minnesota, Maryland and DePaul) in St. Paul last Friday night to see a nonconference girls’ basketball game between St. Paul Como Park and DeLaSalle. They were there to see junior guard Andrayah...

Who qualifies for Disparity Bowl 2014?

Who qualifies for Disparity Bowl 2014?

Dec. 13 |   The University of Minnesota has the 11th-worst graduation gap between Black and White football players among the 76 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools playing in this year’s bowl games. According to a study by The Institute for Diversity...

One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

Dec. 12 |               According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), there are nearly 30 high-ranking Black National Football League team executives: seven general managers and 22 vice-presidents....

Vikings beat Jets  30-24 overtime!

Vikings beat Jets 30-24 overtime!

Dec. 10 | Yes, the Vikings are still battling to salvage the 2014 season for first-year Head Coach Mike Zimmer. His team made franchise history Sunday with a rare win over the New York Jets. Only once previously in the franchise’s history had the Vikings...

Five outstanding prep athletes

Five outstanding prep athletes

Nov. 23 | This week’s column features an outstanding basketball prospect who’s quarterbacking his school’s football team to the Prep Bowl, a running back who did the same for his team, a quarterback who led his team to the state semifinals, four who led...

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Nov. 21 | It’s the same old story when it comes to college sports administration — it’s still a White man’s world. The University of Minnesota’s key leadership positions, along with those of the other 100-plus Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools,...