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Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Apr. 9 |   Some all-sports websites and fan “chat rooms” are as fair and balanced as Fox News. MSR Columnist Ron Edwards recently was double-roasted by readers on GopherHole.com, a pro-Minnesota college sports website. Edwards is regularly featured...

Was it Tubby Smith’s fault?

Was it Tubby Smith’s fault?

Mar. 26 | Gophers miss 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament   A year ago this month, the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball team played in the NCAA Basketball tournament. The African American Head Coach, Tubby Smith, had retooled the team. It was...

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...

Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Dec. 20 |               The biggest high school boys’ basketball game of the year, and I couldn’t make it. Parent-teacher conference duties as a social studies teacher at a St. Paul public high school prevented me from...

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Nov. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Bobby Jackson this week begins his first season as Minnesota Timberwolves player development coach.  He returns to the area where some of his greatest athletic exploits are well-documented. Jackson starred...

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Apr. 3 |       By Charles Hallman   Only two coaches in Minnesota men’s basketball history have ever led teams to a national championship: Clem Haskins won two NIT crowns in the 1990s, and Tubby Smith won the 1998 NCAA title at Kentucky....

Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team — Tubby’s gone. Who’s next?

Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team — Tubby’s gone. Who’s next?

Apr. 3 |       Former U of M coach Tubby Smith was not fired last week but weeks earlier by the information bubble-blowing media. One knuckleheaded bubble-blower said on local sports radio a few weeks earlier that the only active Black coach to...

Walter Bond credits Clem Haskins with making men of boys

Walter Bond credits Clem Haskins with making men of boys

Nov. 28 |   Before he became a big-time motivational speaker, Walter Bond played big-time hoops at Minnesota (1988-91) and played three NBA seasons. After an appearance last week at the North Community YMCA as the featured speaker at its business speaker...

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Nov. 28 | Walter Bond teaches audiences the importance of connecting By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Walter BondPhoto by Charles Hallman After leaving the NBA, Walter Bond was told he didn’t have enough experience during his job searches. “We’re...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...