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Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Apr. 3 |     Thus far, Gopher AD Norwood Teague is two-for-two in firing coaches in consecutive years. He fired Pam Borton as the school’s women’s basketball coach, seemingly less than 24 hours after her last game last week. She got the ziggy...

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Apr. 2 |     The news wasn’t even an hour old before a local daily newspaper posted on their website a list of possible candidates to succeed Pam Borton as Minnesota women’s basketball coach. Not one, however, of the eight current head coaches...

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Tutor exposes fake classes at major university

Mar. 31 |       Mary Willingham has received death threats from social media users. She’s looked at by some with disdain. All because she decided to step forward and help bring to light what was going on at the University of North Carolina...

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...

Playoffs for the Wolves?  Forget about it!

Playoffs for the Wolves? Forget about it!

Mar. 26 | The Timberwolves have already guaranteed themselves a better season than last year when they won just 31 games. Not many teams can say that in this town — not the Vikings, Twins, Gophers men’s basketball, Gophers women’ hockey. As for the Wild,...

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...

M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

M.A. Mortenson not up to the task for an NFL stadium

Mar. 5 | Construction manager track record in construction: junior varsity   In these columns a year ago, I called attention to the concerns making the Minnesota Vikings uncomfortable with the selection of M.A. Mortenson as construction manager for the...

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...