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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...

Occupy March madness

Occupy March madness

Apr. 3 |     “We are protesting because we believe that institutions of higher learning like FAU have the responsibility to stand up to the systemic racism, corruption and human rights violations that define the prison-for-profit system, and advocate...

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Apr. 3 |       By Charles Hallman   Only two coaches in Minnesota men’s basketball history have ever led teams to a national championship: Clem Haskins won two NIT crowns in the 1990s, and Tubby Smith won the 1998 NCAA title at Kentucky....

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Apr. 3 | Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team     I understand why Tubby Smith was fired after six seasons, 121 wins, 81 losses and three NCAA appearances. After playing the toughest schedule in the nation, he fired up the Minnesota...

‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

Mar. 27 |   In past years, I used to scrounge newsstands for any piece of needed information to fill out mimeographed bracket sheets, only to later lose my hard-earned money in the worksite pool. Don’t get me wrong — I still sequester myself watching...

Why so little love for the NIT?

Why so little love for the NIT?

Mar. 27 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament both offer “deserved opportunities” to men’s and women’s basketball programs that, for one reason or several others, don’t make the...

Finally, parity in men’s college hoops

Finally, parity in men’s college hoops

Mar. 20 |       Can we say with all surety that parity was finally achieved this year in men’s college basketball? KFAN’s Henry Lake (HL) and Robert Littal (RL) of BlackSportsOnline recently shared their thoughts on this and this year’s...
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