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DeLaSalle’s Jarvis Johnson follows family college sports legacy

DeLaSalle’s Jarvis Johnson follows family college sports legacy

Sep. 19 |               North’s Keyon Thomas scores one of his two touchdowns. While DeLaSalle guard JARVIS JOHNSON, the state’s top recruit and three-time Class 3A champion, was announcing that he would sign to attend...

Adrian Peterson indicted! Vikings lose 30-7!

Adrian Peterson indicted! Vikings lose 30-7!

Sep. 17 |                 Adrian PetersonPhoto by Steve Floyd Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted Friday after being charged with causing injury to a child. It’s a felony charge that carries a two-year...

North prevails in Mpls City Conference football game

North prevails in Mpls City Conference football game

Sep. 12 | A dominating performance by the defense and explosive play by the offense propelled Minneapolis North to a 44-6 City Conference football victory over Southwest last Friday afternoon. Here is a breakdown of the game.   First quarter Wide receiver...

Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Sep. 11 | The surviving members of the Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson families respectively are regularly introduced as baseball royalty. It’s rightly deserved. “It is recognition of our parents,” says Luis Roberto Clemente, one of Roberto and Vera’s...

Longtime friends from Puerto Rico  reunite on Gopher volleyball team

Longtime friends from Puerto Rico reunite on Gopher volleyball team

Sep. 10 | 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 the 2014-15 school and sports year, the MSR...

Prep football is back!

Prep football is back!

Sep. 6 | The prep football season got off to a fast start last week with the defending St. Paul City and Minneapolis City Conference champions earning opening season victories.   Gardner scores three times for the Minutemen GARRETT GARDNER rushed for...

Dock Ellis a great, if flawed, American hero

Dock Ellis a great, if flawed, American hero

Sep. 4 | Dock Ellis (1945-2008) was a good but outspoken teammate, a clubhouse cut-up who also had a substance abuse problem that some say kept him from being an outstanding pitcher.  Filmmaker Jeffery Jeffery RadiceMSR file photo Radice’s No No: A Dockumentary,...

2014 NFL preview

2014 NFL preview

Sep. 3 | Thank you very much, summer is slowly getting away from us. September has arrived and the Vikings again start the season with high expectations of returning to the playoffs. In the National Football League, you have to dig in with no regrets and not...

Early Black Gopher athlete earned place of honor

Early Black Gopher athlete earned place of honor

Aug. 27 |   If statues of an old sportswriter, a fictional television character, and comic strip figures can be put up all around town and at various sports venues, surely one honoring the U of M’s first Black athlete could be erected and installed outside...

Girls’ basketball clinic gets new leader

Girls’ basketball clinic gets new leader

Aug. 27 |                 Triple Threatt Basketball Clinic participants Twenty-five years ago, LINDA ROBERTS, KATHIE EILAND-MADISON, LISA LISSAMORE, DEB STAMPLEY and PEGGY JACKSON, among others, decided to give back...