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Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Feb. 26 | Pam BortonPhoto by Sophia Hantzes I’ve been approached of late by several Gopher women’s basketball fans. I listen attentively but with a non-committal demeanor as they complain about the current head coach. And as much as they’d hoped I would...

Big week in Twin Cities boys’ basketball

Big week in Twin Cities boys’ basketball

Feb. 26 |               This past week was one to remember in prep boys’ basketball. First I had to choose between two of the top games in the state on Tuesday. That Saturday I ended up attending a Twin City title matchup...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

Feb. 19 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100           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...

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Feb. 18 |     All 23 University of Minnesota sports teams generate revenue, but only football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey in the last two years have been profitable, according to reports supplied by the school. Each sport’s total operating...

Exciting weekend hoops action

Exciting weekend hoops action

Feb. 14 |             There was plenty of boys’ and girls’ basketball action last week as two boys’ basketball games were blowouts that turned into competitive contests, one contest was an upset, and the girls’ game between...

Local leading coach nominated  for national honors

Local leading coach nominated for national honors

Feb. 13 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   DeLaSalle Girls’ Basketball Coach Faith Johnson Patterson is among this year’s nominees for USA Today national girls’ coach of the year.  Johnson Patterson in...

NCAA opposes student-athlete unionization — no surprise there

NCAA opposes student-athlete unionization — no surprise there

Feb. 12 |             Sixth in a series   College sports television contracts with ESPN/ABC, BTN, Fox and CBS College Sports among others range anywhere from eight to 25 years in length. This revenue stream reportedly is worth...

Timberwolves’ 2014 playoffs shot slipping away!

Timberwolves’ 2014 playoffs shot slipping away!

Feb. 12 | The 2013-2014 Minnesota Timberwolves season started with great expectations. Celebrating 25 years of NBA Timberwolves basketball for the most part has been a quarter of a century of mediocrity, consistent frustration, disappointment, and unfulfilled...

College sports spending per student far surpasses academic spending

College sports spending per student far surpasses academic spending

Feb. 5 | Division I college sports spending has reached out-of-sight proportions while academic spending remains stagnant, according to a new Knight Commission college sports database. A close look at the numbers raises questions about who or what is being...