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Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Feb. 18 |     All 23 University of Minnesota sports teams generate revenue, but only football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey in the last two years have been profitable, according to reports supplied by the school. Each sport’s total operating...

Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Nov. 20 |       Now that “The Streak” is snapped, will it be truly recognized as a historic feat?  Minnesota’s 62-game women’s hockey win streak ended with a 3-2 loss Sunday against North Dakota. The Gophers hadn’t lost a game since...

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Oct. 30 | The best football in town easily is being played on the campus of the University of Minnesota. I was at TCF Saturday to witness the 54th meeting between the Cornhuskers of Nebraska and the Gophers. After 16 straight losses dating back to 1963, the...

Conference shuffle the big news for U-M men’s hockey

Conference shuffle the big news for U-M men’s hockey

Sep. 27 |             New Big Ten league promises much — will it deliver?   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   College sports in recent years have seen conferences either expand or implode both in football and...

A father’s investment pays off

A father’s investment pays off

Sep. 19 | Recruitment for college volleyball does not come cheap   All four volleyball teams at the September 6-7 early season tournament at the Sports Pavilion each had exactly one player of color: Daly Santana (Minnesota), Marquita Marshall (Ball State),...

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

May. 8 |     Two weeks ago we learned that the WNBA’s top overall pick is gay. Last week we learned that a longtime NBA veteran center is gay. Neither news item bothered me at all. However, what does bother me is what convinced Britney Griner...

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Apr. 3 | Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team     I understand why Tubby Smith was fired after six seasons, 121 wins, 81 losses and three NCAA appearances. After playing the toughest schedule in the nation, he fired up the Minnesota...

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...