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Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native   just fine, weather and all

Minnesota suits Puerto Rican native just fine, weather and all

Oct. 10 |   It’s been almost a year since Daly Santana’s first-ever experience of Minnesota. “It was real cold,” she quickly recalled of her visit here last December. The cold weather didn’t discourage the Puerto Rico native from signing with...

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity  is ‘high on my radar screen’

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity is ‘high on my radar screen’

Sep. 12 |   Has the role of today’s big-time college athletic director changed? We recently put that question to Norwood Teague, who was hired in April to succeed Joel Maturi as University of Minnesota athletics director. “It’s multi-faceted,”...

For 30 years now, college football  has chased the green

For 30 years now, college football has chased the green

Sep. 5 |   Many think it’s time all the workers get their share   It went unnoticed, but last week was the 30th anniversary of college football turning into a big green industry. Green as in $$$. From the early 1950s, the NCAA negotiated college football...

Hall of Fame coach took father’s advice, stood up for what’s right

Hall of Fame coach took father’s advice, stood up for what’s right

May. 9 |     I first met C. Vivian Stringer back in the late 1980s when she was the head coach at Iowa and I was a radio reporter covering the visiting Gophers there. She discussed at length her concerns about Proposition 48, then a new NCAA-passed...

Gopher women on their own this summer

Gopher women on their own this summer

Apr. 18 |             By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The Gopher women are a couple of weeks removed from their first-ever WBI championship. “There were only three teams that get to win their last game, and we were...

Father-daughter duo might be Gophers hoops first

Father-daughter duo might be Gophers hoops first

Jan. 25 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Gopher basketball has previously had parent-sibling combinations on its bench: Former head coach Clem Haskins hired his son Brent as an assistant, and Saul Smith currently is an assistant coach...

Time to dispense with the ‘One Plays’?

Time to dispense with the ‘One Plays’?

Jan. 11 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Big Ten for several seasons has assembled 16-game regular-season schedules in which each team has six single-game opponents each year. Minnesota, for example, only plays Indiana, Michigan State,...

Pops would have been proud

Pops would have been proud

Dec. 7 |     My father KWAME MCDONALD never let an opportunity slip by when it came to supporting the youth of St. Paul. This past month I did a little traveling to support some former prep stars as they embark on their college careers. Here is a...

Three-point review of Gophers men’s and women’s basketball

Three-point review of Gophers men’s and women’s basketball

Nov. 30 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A seven-game review of Minnesota women’s basketball at this point of the season yields the following three points: First point: Billed before the season as the missing piece, Rachel Banham...

Stephens inducted into U of M Hall of Fame

Stephens inducted into U of M Hall of Fame

Nov. 16 |         By Kenneth Foxworth Contributing Writer   November 12, 2011 was an unseasonably warm autumn day. Ongoing was a battle between the University of Minnesota and our neighbors, Wisconsin. The two teams were battling it...
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