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Wild, wild NFL  win and lose!

Wild, wild NFL win and lose!

Mar. 20 |   Give the NFL credit for being smart. Number one, all they do is win. Revenue-ratings, popularity, continued growth, and they do all this while assaulting the NFL Players Association. The recent flurry of activity in free agency is so deceiving....

Gophers WBB falls again

Gophers WBB falls again

Mar. 13 |   HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — In a few days, Penn State and several other Big Ten women’s hoop squads will learn where their March playing schedule takes them next. But unlike the regular season champions, the Lady Lions, who are assured their...

Latest report card on diversity in sports editing shows no improvement

Latest report card on diversity in sports editing shows no improvement

Mar. 13 |     Dr. Richard Lapchick called his first sports editors report card on racial hiring in 2006 “most discouraging.” His latest report, released March 1, hasn’t changed. The 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Racial and Gender...

Minnesota basketball not so good lately

Minnesota basketball not so good lately

Feb. 13 |   No playoffs since 2004 for the Timberwolves. For the Gophers, there have been no NCAA post-season victories since Tubby Smith took over the men’s basketball program. After back-to-back years in 2009-2010 when they did make the tournament,...

Message to student-athletes: ‘No means no!’

Message to student-athletes: ‘No means no!’

Jan. 16 |   Apparently based on recent events, two suggested prerequisite courses for all college studentathletes at all three NCAA division schools should be, first, an English class on the true meaning of the word “no,” and second a class on “making...

NCAA grant targets sports admin glass ceiling St. Paul native calls Augsburg job ‘a perfect fit’

NCAA grant targets sports admin glass ceiling St. Paul native calls Augsburg job ‘a perfect fit’

Jan. 9 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Jennifer Jacobs is among the few Black females in the Twin Cities currently working in athletic administration. She is finding it “a perfect fit” for her. Jacobs, a St. Paul native, was named assistant...

Twitter accounts pose new challenges for college athletes

Twitter accounts pose new challenges for college athletes

Jan. 9 | Maverick Ahanmisi A new study has found that college student-athletes use Twitter to stay in contact with family and friends, but it also allows fans to be overly negative toward the players. “The Positives and Negatives of Twitter: Exploring How...

Gopher women look strong going into 2013 Big 10 conference play

Gopher women look strong going into 2013 Big 10 conference play

Jan. 2 |   All 12 Big Ten women’s basketball squads begin conference play this week with a winning record. Minnesota (11-3) plays at Michigan State Thursday in East Lansing, then at Wisconsin next Sunday. Gopher Coach Pam Borton told the MSR after...

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest  pro team in Minnesota

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest pro team in Minnesota

Dec. 12 |   Unless things change, the Minnesota Twins won’t have a single African American player on its opening day roster for the 2013 season. In the span of a week — no pun intended — the team unloaded its last two Black players, outfielders Denard...

Black student-athletes grad rates  ‘nothing to applaud’ — ‘Corporate business’ culture produces  profits, exploits students

Black student-athletes grad rates ‘nothing to applaud’ — ‘Corporate business’ culture produces profits, exploits students

Nov. 21 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     University of Minnesota Black male student-athletes are graduating at 50 percent or better for the first time in five years, though a significant graduation gap still exists between them and their...