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WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

Oct. 17 |   It was “a terrific summer for women’s sports,” proclaimed WNBA President Laurel Richie in her second “State of the League” address on Sunday prior to the first game of the 2012 Finals. From Title IX’s 40-year celebration to the...

U Have the Right sounds the alarm on teen rape

U Have the Right sounds the alarm on teen rape

Oct. 3 |   Ages ago, 2002 to be exact, I had the opportunity to review U Have the Right, a remarkable recording from HSRA (High School for the Recording Arts), Another LevelRecords and Forward Recordings. Financed in the main by Cornerstone (www.cornerstonemn.org),...

WNBA sets the standard while Lynx falls behind on race

WNBA sets the standard while Lynx falls behind on race

Sep. 19 |             First in an occasional series   The WNBA recently scored its 10th top grade for race in the 2012 Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC), which is published annually by the Institute for Diversity and...

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Sep. 12 |   Devereaux Peters was drafted third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft in April by the Minnesota Lynx. Despite being injury-prone, she’s proved herself ready to play thus far. At Notre Dame, Peters had two knee injuries and three surgeries in...

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...

WNBA now on Olympic break

WNBA now on Olympic break

Jul. 18 |   Mid-season month off affects teams differently By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With the entire U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team entirely composed of WNBA players, the league schedule is now on break until August 17. The interruption...

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Hometown star athlete shares the wealth

Jul. 11 |     On Friday, July 6, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. (standing at center in left photo, with basketball in right photo) shared his success with his old neighborhood by donating a new basketball court to Martin Luther...

Trailblazer Chavers an early beneficiary of Title IX

Trailblazer Chavers an early beneficiary of Title IX

Jun. 20 |       Editor’s note — June marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing Title IX into law on June 23, 1972. Ever since, the law has been lauded for increasing the numbers of girls and women participating in sports...

WNBA assistant coaches work hard  behind the scenes

WNBA assistant coaches work hard behind the scenes

Jun. 13 |   Shelley Patterson is one of seven Black assistant coaches in the WNBA — only Tulsa, Seattle and Indiana have no Blacks on their staffs. Last season, her second on the Minnesota Lynx bench, Patterson became the first Black woman since 2009...

Dealing with racism plays  a part in handling stress

Dealing with racism plays a part in handling stress

Jun. 6 |     Survey gives insight on Black women’s coping styles     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Throughout her doctoral work, Texas A&M Assistant Sport Management Professor Akilah R. Carter-Francique found that there...