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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...

Use of college players’ likenesses under court scrutiny

Use of college players’ likenesses under court scrutiny

Nov. 7 |  Class-action suit could affect larger issue of athlete exploitation By Charles Hallman Staff Writer An anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA to compensate former and present college athletes for using their likenesses without Ramogi HumaPhoto courtesy...

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity  is ‘high on my radar screen’

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity is ‘high on my radar screen’

Sep. 12 |   Has the role of today’s big-time college athletic director changed? We recently put that question to Norwood Teague, who was hired in April to succeed Joel Maturi as University of Minnesota athletics director. “It’s multi-faceted,”...

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Sep. 12 |   Devereaux Peters was drafted third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft in April by the Minnesota Lynx. Despite being injury-prone, she’s proved herself ready to play thus far. At Notre Dame, Peters had two knee injuries and three surgeries in...

For 30 years now, college football  has chased the green

For 30 years now, college football has chased the green

Sep. 5 |   Many think it’s time all the workers get their share   It went unnoticed, but last week was the 30th anniversary of college football turning into a big green industry. Green as in $$$. From the early 1950s, the NCAA negotiated college football...