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Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Oct. 29 | Sunday the Vikings went overtime 19-13 to beat Tampa Bay and reach 3-5 at the midway point of the season. Abraham Lincoln would be proud: Whenever the NFC North beats the NFC South, it’s all good. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr, with a super defensive...

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Packers & Broncos bust backups!

Oct. 8 | GREEN BAY and DENVER — It’s hard enough to win in the NFL when you do everything right, but the lesson learned by the Vikings and Cardinals this week was when you go on the road into a battle with a legend and former NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion,...

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Sep. 26 | The controversies continue     The media focus on the NFL’s Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice hide ideologies for bashing the NFL and its wealthy Black males. Let’s be clear about four things. I don’t condone: 1. Any kind of abuse, physical...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, Year X does it again!

Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, Year X does it again!

Apr. 21 |   Amazing — we’re blessed to recognize that we have been given another day to try and get our lives straight. It really hits you when you look up and realize it’s been 11 years since April 10, 2003, the day Carol Fitzgerald died of breast...

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Feb. 26 | Pam BortonPhoto by Sophia Hantzes I’ve been approached of late by several Gopher women’s basketball fans. I listen attentively but with a non-committal demeanor as they complain about the current head coach. And as much as they’d hoped I would...

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Local civil rights leader Matthew Little passes

Jan. 29 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Matt Little is gone, leaving a legendary legacy. He was widely renowned and will be well remembered as a Civil Rights Era icon who held a soul-deep commitment to empowering the African American community....

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Financial disaster for Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Jan. 22 | When Douglass Mann filed his motion with the Minnesota Supreme Court, early Friday morning, January 10, 2014, no one knew his motion was being sent to the State Supreme Court, raising serious constitutional issues with regard to the funding of the...

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

Jan. 15 | TIDES Director Richard Lapchick Sometimes an apology is worse than whatever it was intended to make amends for.  Take the case of Texas billionaire and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs. McCombs twice opened his mouth last week with somewhat...

The Rooney Rule is dead

The Rooney Rule is dead

Jan. 8 | Next Vikings coach “must” be White               With the firing of Leslie Frazier December 30, the NFL is down to two African Americans head coaches out of the 32 teams that make up the National Football League...