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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...

Seattle’s best dismantles Broncos 43-8

Seattle’s best dismantles Broncos 43-8

Feb. 5 |             NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY — The Seattle Seahawks are the champions of football after dominating the highest scoring team in NFL history, the Denver Broncos, 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks, in the first-ever...

Johnson defeats Central in St. Paul battle

Johnson defeats Central in St. Paul battle

Feb. 5 | Richard Coffey Nia Coffey Theairra TaylorPhotos by Sophia Hantzes JALEN MOBLEY scored 25 points to lead St. Paul Johnson, the No. 1 boys’ basketball team in Class 3A boys’ basketball, to a 75-67 hard-fought victory over archrival St. Paul Central...

College sports: where the money goes

College sports: where the money goes

Feb. 4 |   The Knight Commission on Sports recently reported that college athletic spending is three to 12 times more than is spent on academics. Recently, the MSR received the most recent reporting data from the University of Minnesota, and we examined...

Quite a week for Minneapolis South

Quite a week for Minneapolis South

Jan. 31 |             It was an interesting week, to say the least, for the Minneapolis South boys’ basketball team. Despite the dismissal of one key player and the benching of two more for disciplinary reasons, the Tigers,...