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A lot of planning goes into sports tournaments

A lot of planning goes into sports tournaments

Mar. 26 |             The inaugural Big Ten men’s hockey tournament held last week in St. Paul provided many inaugural moments, surprises and disappointments, not unlike other post-season events. All but one of the five tournament...

Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Mar. 25 |     The first season of Big Ten men’s hockey is now history. It finished with Minnesota as regular season champs, Wisconsin as tournament champion, and three teams ranked among the nation’s top 12: No. 1 Minnesota, No. 6 Wisconsin and...

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...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...

Nielsen report reveals racial divide  in sports media viewership

Nielsen report reveals racial divide in sports media viewership

Mar. 6 | Blacks, Latinos and Asians on average spent more time visiting sports sites on the computer and watching sports videos on the computer last year than the U.S. average, says a new Nielsen report. Nielsen’s 2013 Year in Sports Media Report found that...

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...

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...

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...

Gopher guard undaunted by infrequent play

Gopher guard undaunted by infrequent play

Jan. 3 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100BLACK GOPHER 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 school and sports year,...

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

Nov. 8 | But there appears to be agreement on rule changes                    College basketball is now off and running.  Here are a couple of the least-discussed story lines:   Gender inequity in sports reigns...