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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...

Rooney Rule still looking like ‘Rooney Ruse’

Rooney Rule still looking like ‘Rooney Ruse’

Jan. 8 |                 “It’s duck season.” “It’s rabbit season.” “Duck season!” “Rabbit season!” Remember this cartoon debate? Well, both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are wrong — it’s football...

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Dec. 18 | First-place Philadelphia, the hottest team in the NFL, winners of five in a row looking to pad their NFC East lead, ran into a frustrated group of Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Playing the next-to-last game in the history of Mall of America Field...

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Dec. 18 | First order of business: addressing the racial achievement gap   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Betsy Hodges remarked last week that she doesn’t recall ever before meeting in the small den-like room on the third floor of City Hall....

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Dec. 11 | Is there a connection between playing such sports as football and brain diseases that down the road can produce fatal effects? Medical research indicates that such a connection exists, and athletes and coaches are doing their best to come to terms...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...