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Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Oct. 9 | Should we feel sorry for the National Football League, as some have suggested? Should we feel sorry for the billion-dollar professional athletic industrial complex, the “last refuge of accepted homophobia” that hoodwinked Congress to grant them...

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...

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Sep. 24 | National conversation highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the...

NFL is being attacked!

NFL is being attacked!

Sep. 24 | The NFL game and its players are so popular by leaps and bounds ahead of the other professional team sports that suddenly in a political year the negative stories about some star players have launched an all-out attack by many on NFL Commissioner...

Two Washburn grads who chose to stay home

Two Washburn grads who chose to stay home

Apr. 28 |               When he graduated from Minneapolis Washburn five years ago, RA’SHADE HAGEMAN was the state’s top football prospect and among the nation’s top tight ends. When he entered the University of Minnesota...

N-word flags?

N-word flags?

Mar. 20 |       The National Football League at times acts like glass house dwellers. The NFL brain wizards recently proposed penalizing players using racial slurs during the game. At the outset, this seems novel enough — racial slurs by anyone,...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...

Nielsen report reveals racial divide  in sports media viewership

Nielsen report reveals racial divide in sports media viewership

Mar. 6 | Blacks, Latinos and Asians on average spent more time visiting sports sites on the computer and watching sports videos on the computer last year than the U.S. average, says a new Nielsen report. Nielsen’s 2013 Year in Sports Media Report found that...

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Mar. 5 | When NBA center Jason Collins came out last year, it was the moment the professional sports world had been waiting for: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. And what many may not have known is that the professional...

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Jan. 28 |       The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person —...