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Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

NCAA has ‘lost the high ground’ in public opinion

NCAA has ‘lost the high ground’ in public opinion

Apr. 9 | The Northwestern (NW) football players’ possible unionization efforts have started a snowball rolling that, despite all their legal might, the NCAA may find themselves struggling like Bullwinkle to stop. Almost immediately after the National Labor...

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Apr. 3 |     Thus far, Gopher AD Norwood Teague is two-for-two in firing coaches in consecutive years. He fired Pam Borton as the school’s women’s basketball coach, seemingly less than 24 hours after her last game last week. She got the ziggy...

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Apr. 2 |     The news wasn’t even an hour old before a local daily newspaper posted on their website a list of possible candidates to succeed Pam Borton as Minnesota women’s basketball coach. Not one, however, of the eight current head coaches...

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Mar. 31 |       Mary Willingham has received death threats from social media users. She’s looked at by some with disdain. All because she decided to step forward and help bring to light what was going on at the University of North Carolina...

March madness continues

March madness continues

Mar. 25 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) has a rich storied history dating back to pre-World War II days. The Women’s NIT since 1998 has tradition as well — just not as long as the men’s. However, present-day hoops fans and snobbish...

N-word flags?

N-word flags?

Mar. 20 |       The National Football League at times acts like glass house dwellers. The NFL brain wizards recently proposed penalizing players using racial slurs during the game. At the outset, this seems novel enough — racial slurs by anyone,...

March graduation rate madness

March graduation rate madness

Mar. 19 |     A quick prediction for this year’s NCAAs — Black male basketball players’ graduation rates will remain virtually unchanged. While nearly everyone is filling out their brackets, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)...

March Madness begins

March Madness begins

Mar. 4 |     Let’s be perfectly clear from the start — this and all subsequent columns are March Madness cliché-free. We won’t be talking about dancing or getting tickets punched here. The Gophers women basketball team plays Thursday in the...

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...