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Black support essential to Detroit sports

Black support essential to Detroit sports

May. 20 | “Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit,” said the introduction to Grantland’s “Detroit Week” 14-article series published last month.  However, not a single Black person, neither a native Detroiter nor from...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

March madness indeed!

March madness indeed!

Apr. 9 |   I just read that University of Florida coach Billy Donovan, as a result of taking his team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tourney we know as March Madness, got a contract extension and a large raise. The university is paying him in...

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)...

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Feb. 26 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Besides Black History Month, February also honors the accomplishments of women and girls in sport. The University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research...

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...

Upcoming TV show to address media neglect of women’s sports

Upcoming TV show to address media neglect of women’s sports

Nov. 27 | Almost half of all athletes are women, but not even five percent are shown in this country’s media. This is expected to be discussed in the upcoming U of M Tucker Center-TPT2 co-produced Media Coverage and Female Athletes on Channel 2 this Sunday,...

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...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Oct. 30 | WNBA media coverage still far short of equitable                  Second of a four-part series   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association...

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...