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One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

Dec. 12 |               According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), there are nearly 30 high-ranking Black National Football League team executives: seven general managers and 22 vice-presidents....

Vikings beat Jets  30-24 overtime!

Vikings beat Jets 30-24 overtime!

Dec. 10 | Yes, the Vikings are still battling to salvage the 2014 season for first-year Head Coach Mike Zimmer. His team made franchise history Sunday with a rare win over the New York Jets. Only once previously in the franchise’s history had the Vikings...

What to do with Adrian Peterson?

What to do with Adrian Peterson?

Nov. 12 | Last week on Election Day, Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, ending the controversial child abuse case against him involving his four-year-old son. Peterson had been indicted by a Montgomery, Texas grand jury on a single felony...

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....