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In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

A little African American history for  you prep sports fans!

A little African American history for you prep sports fans!

Apr. 21 |               Since 1975, 42 individuals in 40 years have been recognized as the state’s best players by being named Mr. Basketball (the honor was shared in 1979 and 1998). Of the 42 winners, 15 (36 percent) are...

Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, Year X does it again!

Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, Year X does it again!

Apr. 21 |   Amazing — we’re blessed to recognize that we have been given another day to try and get our lives straight. It really hits you when you look up and realize it’s been 11 years since April 10, 2003, the day Carol Fitzgerald died of breast...

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

Stollings makes all the right promises

Stollings makes all the right promises

Apr. 19 | Marlene Stollings last week became the 11th women’s basketball coach in Gopher history and the sixth head coach for the longest running beat reporter of U of M women’s hoops — yours truly. “Thank you for covering [us] for so long,” Stollings...

Gophers AD dodges the  diversity question

Gophers AD dodges the diversity question

Apr. 17 |                 I never attend an introductory press conference without my sixth sense, third eye and third ear. Without it, this columnist could not decipher such adjectives as “best” and “right fit”...

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

NCAA madness continues long after March

NCAA madness continues long after March

Apr. 9 |   March Madness 2014, basketball edition, is over, but the real madness in college sports is still disgracefully alive. Dr. Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport annual NCAA tournament graduation rate study, released...

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Apr. 9 |   Some all-sports websites and fan “chat rooms” are as fair and balanced as Fox News. MSR Columnist Ron Edwards recently was double-roasted by readers on GopherHole.com, a pro-Minnesota college sports website. Edwards is regularly featured...

NCAA has ‘lost the high ground’ in public opinion

NCAA has ‘lost the high ground’ in public opinion

Apr. 9 | The Northwestern (NW) football players’ possible unionization efforts have started a snowball rolling that, despite all their legal might, the NCAA may find themselves struggling like Bullwinkle to stop. Almost immediately after the National Labor...