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NCAA opposes student-athlete unionization — no surprise there

NCAA opposes student-athlete unionization — no surprise there

Feb. 12 |             Sixth in a series   College sports television contracts with ESPN/ABC, BTN, Fox and CBS College Sports among others range anywhere from eight to 25 years in length. This revenue stream reportedly is worth...

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Jan. 22 |   A new U of M Tucker Center report has found that about 75 percent of all collegiate women’s team coaching openings in the last two years has been filled by men. A male coach replaces a male coach in 34 of 66 women’s team vacancies, but...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

Lynx win again, but dynasty talk still premature

Lynx win again, but dynasty talk still premature

Oct. 16 | It again occurred literally seconds after the Minnesota Lynx last week won its second WNBA title in three years — the “d” word was vainly uttered. After reading a local newspaper’s Sunday Lynx dynasty story, the team’s longest tenured beat...

Concussions: a knock-out blow to football?

Concussions: a knock-out blow to football?

Sep. 4 |   Head injuries or concussions — it’s been called “getting your bell rung” — have been around since Fred Flintstone strapped it up for old Bedrock U. Too bad that in recent years it took pending lawsuits against the NCAA and the NFL...

Big changes called for in women’s college hoops

Big changes called for in women’s college hoops

Jul. 17 |       It isn’t yet “broken,” but according to new Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, she has learned through 100-plus interviews that “There is a desire for change” in women’s college basketball. “Now is the time for...

Wiggins and Diggins: Tulsa’s new backcourt

Wiggins and Diggins: Tulsa’s new backcourt

Jul. 3 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Tulsa Shock reconstituted its starting backcourt over the recent off-season. Like a musical duo, a guard tandem must develop a rhythm, an on-court synergy that the rest of the team can successfully...

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Jun. 5 |       The little boy in the 1974 movie Claudine told James Earl Jones’ character that he wanted to be invisible. When asked why, the frustrated youngest son of Diahann Carroll’s character simply replied that since his older siblings...