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Big changes underway for college sports

Big changes underway for college sports

Nov. 5 | At present, little is certain except uncertainty   College sport as we now know it is being dragged into the 21st century through numerous legal challenges. The latest occurred last week when a University of Wisconsin player joined a lawsuit...

North, Central both one game away from state playoffs

North, Central both one game away from state playoffs

Nov. 3 | It was quite the Saturday for St. Paul Central and Minneapolis North as they inched closer to qualifying for the state football playoffs. Quarterback Tyler Johnson passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 385 yards and four more scores,...

NBA 2014-15 season preview

NBA 2014-15 season preview

Nov. 2 | After a historic off-season when a racist owner was booted out of the league and forced to sell his interests and a racist scouting report on a Black free agent surfaced that forced a team general manager on an indefinite leave of absence, the 2014-15...

NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

Nov. 1 | Here they come, to a stadium near you — pro football’s racist traveling show. The National Football League’s shameful example of racial insensitivity will be in town this Sunday. The local pro football team hosts Washington, the franchise founded...

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...
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