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No sophomore slump for these soccer players

No sophomore slump for these soccer players

Oct. 18 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout...

Another prep countdown

Another prep countdown

Oct. 17 | This week’s prep countdown includes some outstanding football players, describes the basketball tradition at a Minneapolis City school on the boys’ and girls’ levels, and takes note of the recent dominance of two St. Paul City boys’ basketball...

Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Oct. 17 | Impact on non-revenue sports uncertain   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Tucker Center Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 21, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the University of Minnesota West Bank Campus,...

The D-league — is it the NBA minors?

The D-league — is it the NBA minors?

Oct. 15 | Mister Bray hopes for a longshot. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League this season are affiliated with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. It is part of “a new flexible assignment system” in which the independent Mad Ants are...

Prep countdown

Prep countdown

Oct. 11 | This week’s prep countdown includes some outstanding football players, describes the basketball tradition at a Minneapolis city school on the boys’ and girls’ levels and the recent dominance of two St. Paul City boys’ basketball coaches. The...

Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Kudos to all young Black baseball players

Oct. 10 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Will Mo’ne Davis, the young Black middle-schooler who pitched her Philadelphia team to this summer’s Little League World Series (LLWS), become another Gabby Douglas? The comparison shouldn’t be made but...

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Oct. 9 | Should we feel sorry for the National Football League, as some have suggested? Should we feel sorry for the billion-dollar professional athletic industrial complex, the “last refuge of accepted homophobia” that hoodwinked Congress to grant them...

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Oct. 8 | GREEN BAY and DENVER — It’s hard enough to win in the NFL when you do everything right, but the lesson learned by the Vikings and Cardinals this week was when you go on the road into a battle with a legend and former NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion,...

Twins batboy now college-bound

Twins batboy now college-bound

Oct. 3 |   His name wasn’t listed in the media guide or the fans’ souvenir booklet, but Dominque Frost was an American League All-Star this season. Frost, the Minnesota Twins’ dugout attendant — the team’s batboy — was in the dugout at this summer’s...

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Twins legends Newman and Jones: The conversation continues

Oct. 2 | (This column continues the Newman-Jones conversation begun two weeks ago in MSR’s issue of September 18.)   Baseball is a sport that lends itself to storytelling. During their respective All-Star Fan Fest appearances in July, both former Twins...