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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...

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

Mar. 13 |             The new eight-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the WNBA and the players will add 12 more players to the league, beginning this season. Expanding the rosters, even if only by one spot per...

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

Feb. 19 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100           By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional...

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

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

Nov. 6 | How to better promote the WNBA   The WNBA’s “3 To See” (l-r) Brittany Griner, Elena Della Donne and Skylar DigginsPhotos by Sophia Hantzes   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball...

Minnesota celebrates champion Lynx!

Minnesota celebrates champion Lynx!

Oct. 16 | Monday was a special day a day of celebration for the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx. Since 1978, I have covered sports with great distinction in this town, and days like Monday are rare indeed, the community coming together to celebrate being number...

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...

A few WNBA All-Star firsts

A few WNBA All-Star firsts

Jul. 31 |       UNCASVILLE, CONN. — “Her-stories” were aplenty here last Saturday at the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game. “I think it is very reflective of the 17th season of the WNBA,” said League President Laurel Richie. “We have a wonderful...

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

Jul. 24 |       They haven’t as yet received attention similar to “The Big 3” WNBA rookies — Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne — but here are two other “under the radar” rookies who are also worth noting.   Ta’Shauna...

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Jun. 5 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She’s seen it all — the team’s first-ever victory in 1999, the endless roster changes, the hiring of two Black female head coaches, a rookie-of-the-year winner and sixth woman winner, and...

WNBA season preview

WNBA season preview

May. 29 |       The 2013 WNBA season opened last weekend in Dickensian fashion — great expectations. “I think this is the most anticipated season for me,” proclaims ESPN analyst and former WNBA coach/general manager Carolyn Peck. SB Nation’s...