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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...

Jones’ shot at the buzzer lifts Washburn over North

Jones’ shot at the buzzer lifts Washburn over North

Jan. 22 | With four seconds remaining, Minneapolis Washburn guard JEFF JONES, the state’s Mr. Football, received the inbounds pass, dribbled quickly across half court, and launched a one-handed, running three-point shot that careened successfully off the...

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Jan. 17 |             Spotlight on the Gophers 100 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 2013-14...

Johnson coming on strong — again

Johnson coming on strong — again

Jan. 8 | As usual, the favorites to contend for the St. Paul City boys’ basketball title are defending champion Johnson and rival St. Paul Central. (By press time, the teams had already met in the first of two contests.) Challenging them are Como Park and...

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Dec. 11 | Is there a connection between playing such sports as football and brain diseases that down the road can produce fatal effects? Medical research indicates that such a connection exists, and athletes and coaches are doing their best to come to terms...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

Dec. 2 | This week’s column features a perennial state boys’ basketball power off to a fast start, a former boys’ basketball state champion and top football prospect playing his final collegiate game, and a former boys’ basketball standout who returned...

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Oct. 23 |   It is quite clear that the most successful and winningest professional sports team in Minnesota history is now the two-time champion and three-time finalist, The Minnesota Lynx. Our profound congratulations and our deepest appreciation for...

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Oct. 9 | Photos from Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic during the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis   Current Minnesota Lynx players and WNBA Legend Teresa Edwards worked with students from Sojourner Truth Academy. ...