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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...

KMOJ DJ the new voice for Minnesota Lynx — ‘Big Sy’ Huff joins the small club of Black pro sports announcers

KMOJ DJ the new voice for Minnesota Lynx — ‘Big Sy’ Huff joins the small club of Black pro sports announcers

May. 30 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer A couple of weeks ago, Minneapolis native Saeed “Big Sy” Huff joined a select group: Blacks who work as public address announcers at pro sporting events across the country. Google...

In the mix on media day

In the mix on media day

May. 16 |     Students hone interview skills on Lynx players, coaches   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It can be a whirlwind experience for novices who attend such events as a pro or college team’s media day, where every player and...

Lynx in ‘outstanding position’ for 2021 draft

Lynx in ‘outstanding position’ for 2021 draft

Apr. 11 |     I get into the WNBA annual draft the same way I used to get into the NBA draft before it became nothing more than too many annually selected players long on potential but very short on stardom. The W draft prospects are four-year seniors,...

Hoops odds and ends—Free at last: Charde Houston traded to Phoenix

Hoops odds and ends—Free at last: Charde Houston traded to Phoenix

Mar. 7 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   If there was an appropriate theme to summarize last week’s announcement that the Minnesota Lynx traded Charde Houston to Phoenix, it should be: Free at last! The 6-0 forward, who was a...

Wanted: more Black women athletic directors

Wanted: more Black women athletic directors

Feb. 1 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Less than 10 percent of Division I athletics directors are women, and only two percent are women of color. Schools can’t say they can’t find Black women to fill these roles when openings occur....

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,...

Sport world still rife with gender inequities

Sport world still rife with gender inequities

Jan. 11 |     Why do mainstream media love “outing” female athletes whether they are single or married, gay or straight, but won’t do the same with their male counterparts? “I think it is a fair question,” said the University of Minnesota...

Belated recognition of Augustus surprised no one here

Belated recognition of Augustus surprised no one here

Jan. 4 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Seimone Augustus last week became the first Black female and the third Black athlete to be named the Minneapolis daily newspaper’s annual sportsperson of the year since the recognition began in 1998. The...