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Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Oct. 29 | Sunday the Vikings went overtime 19-13 to beat Tampa Bay and reach 3-5 at the midway point of the season. Abraham Lincoln would be proud: Whenever the NFC North beats the NFC South, it’s all good. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr, with a super defensive...

WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

Oct. 22 | Minnesota Lynx remain an exception                 Richard LapchickMSR file photo The WNBA, for the 10th straight report card, got high marks for its diversity efforts. This year’s Racial and Gender Report...

St. Paul native loves supporting Auggies volleyball

St. Paul native loves supporting Auggies volleyball

Oct. 22 |               This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.    During a volleyball match, Jennifer Jacobs’ eyes are affixed...

It’s a WILD WILD World Series!

It’s a WILD WILD World Series!

Oct. 22 | It’s San Francisco vs. Kansas City in the treasured fall classic — the 2014 World Series will have the most unlikely championship. With two wild card teams in the World Series, the most surprising situation has materialized. There are six divisions...

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...