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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...

No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

Jan. 8 | But the smaller guys put on a good show   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Downtown Minneapolis was the site where ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” made its season debut last week. “This city has a lot of boxing history,” said Warriors...

Peyton Manning five-time MVP?

Peyton Manning five-time MVP?

Dec. 4 | Peyton Manning is doing it again — he is assaulting the NFL record books. Sunday, he threw five touchdown passes in Denver’s 35-28 win at Kansas City. The Broncos rallied from 21-7 to win it and complete a two-game sweep of the Chiefs. The Broncos...

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Grambling State football in turmoil over athletic conditions

Oct. 23 | Although the Grambling State football players are back at practice and expect to play the rest of the season, the reasons why they didn’t play last week still remain unresolved. “Although we are going to continue our season, we have not forgotten...

MSR celebrates Minnesota’s Black businesses

MSR celebrates Minnesota’s Black businesses

Sep. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Founded in 1934 by Cecil E. Newman, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder (MSR) this summer entered its 79th year of publishing the state’s oldest Black weekly newspaper. Tracey Williams-Dillard, granddaughter of Newman,...

Local entrepreneur attempts to buy Brookdale Mall

Local entrepreneur attempts to buy Brookdale Mall

Sep. 4 | Donald Jackson By Cris Patrick Contributing Writer   You see a local mall going under, and you have no money, and no financial backing to do anything about it. You’re outmanned and out-financed, but you still want to stay and fight. What would...

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Apr. 24 | Henry LakeMSR file photo   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Two local radio personalities recently left town, and both are now entertaining audiences in their new locales. Former KMOJ midday host Georgia Ellyse — “Miss Georgia” —...

KFAN post Henry Lake is now all white

KFAN post Henry Lake is now all white

Apr. 18 | Joni Mitchell once sang that you don’t know what you’ve had until it’s gone. “We’re glad to get him,” admits KCSP-AM Program Director John Hanson on Henry Lake, the new midday host at “610 Sports Radio” in Kansas City. Personally...

Gopher senior leaves the team like  she played: with a big smile

Gopher senior leaves the team like she played: with a big smile

Mar. 6 |       Her coach and this reporter both watched Leah Cotton’s growth over her four years at Minnesota from a happy-go-lucky freshman to a fully confident young woman in her senior year. “It’s fun to watch her grow as a person,...

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Jan. 23 |   The NFL’s Rooney Rule that mandates teams looking for a new head coach to interview at least one Black candidate today resembles a Peanuts comic strip. Team general managers and owners are like Lucy holding the football, and Black coaches...