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Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Apr. 24 | Many of us here at the MSR recall being taught by our elders that “Patience is a virtue,” and very often we have found their advice to be true. Often, if we wait and exercise patience, in time what is fair and what is just will prevail. Those...

Finally, parity in men’s college hoops

Finally, parity in men’s college hoops

Mar. 20 |       Can we say with all surety that parity was finally achieved this year in men’s college basketball? KFAN’s Henry Lake (HL) and Robert Littal (RL) of BlackSportsOnline recently shared their thoughts on this and this year’s...

Game of Change:  Racial integration of basketball didn’t end discrimination

Game of Change: Racial integration of basketball didn’t end discrimination

Mar. 20 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Loyola (Chicago)-Mississippi State NCAA regional semi-finals game played at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich. on March 15, 1963. This week, “Sports...

Exciting state tournament ahead

Exciting state tournament ahead

Mar. 13 |   It should be quite the state tournament this weekend. Two teams are hoping for a three-peat. Two city conference teams made it to the tournament, and a host of Division I signees will be participating. In Class 4A, Hopkins hopes to make it...

Prep Scene — Change of plans worked out nicely

Prep Scene — Change of plans worked out nicely

Jan. 16 |   Last Friday evening, the plan was to attend an important Classic Suburban Conference girls’ basketball matchup between host Tartan and Richfield. I wanted to see JESSICA JANUARY, Richfield’s leading scorer (headed to DePaul University...

Sports odds and ends: Hill’s college career earns her high praise as ‘a special talent’

Sports odds and ends: Hill’s college career earns her high praise as ‘a special talent’

Jan. 16 |   Despite playing sick, Tayler Hill poured in 24 points last week in her last collegiate visit to her hometown. In the process, the Ohio State senior guard and former Minneapolis South standout surpassed 1,700 career points — to do so, she...

U of M assistant coach helps guards transition to college play

U of M assistant coach helps guards transition to college play

Jan. 9 |     The main teaching point Saul Smith stresses to the Minnesota Gophers basketball guards he works with is tempo. “As a former point guard, I think tempo is going to be crucial to any player. “[Controlling] tempo — whether that’s...

Vikings clinch playoffs, beat Packers 37-34

Vikings clinch playoffs, beat Packers 37-34

Jan. 2 |   Yes, the Vikings are relevant again. They clinched the final NFC playoff spot Sunday by beating Green Bay 37-34 before 64,134 fans in one of the most electric, pressure-packed Viking games in franchise history. The great Adrian Peterson’s...

Best prep photos of 2012

Best prep photos of 2012

Jan. 2 |   So many pictures to choose from. Here are my favorites from 2012. Keep in mind that the choices have nothing to do with individual or team accomplishments. If I like it, I chose it. Happy New Year.   Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader...