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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...

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...

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Jan. 28 |       The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person —...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...

More Vikings impressions

More Vikings impressions

Sep. 30 |     According to an inside source, I wouldn’t be too far off when I said to them that there were more Black workers than Black fans at Sunday’s Minnesota-Cleveland football game at the Metrodome. A three-year Black female stadium worker...

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

Nov. 21 |   The latest NCAA graduation rates report shows that overall Division I student-athletes graduate at 80 percent, but the oft-overlooked fact is that Black student-athletes graduate at least 20 percent lower than their White counterparts. Even...
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