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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...

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...

Gopher senior leaves the team like  she played: with a big smile

Gopher senior leaves the team like she played: with a big smile

Mar. 6 |       Her coach and this reporter both watched Leah Cotton’s growth over her four years at Minnesota from a happy-go-lucky freshman to a fully confident young woman in her senior year. “It’s fun to watch her grow as a person,...

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

Feb. 13 |   Why is it that we Blacks must often wait for the shortest month each year to be honored, to get our accomplishments recognized, to get our heritage respected? Why do we often have to be half-past dead to finally get our bouquets? It took one...

Sports odds and ends: Hill’s college career earns her high praise as ‘a special talent’

Sports odds and ends: Hill’s college career earns her high praise as ‘a special talent’

Jan. 16 |   Despite playing sick, Tayler Hill poured in 24 points last week in her last collegiate visit to her hometown. In the process, the Ohio State senior guard and former Minneapolis South standout surpassed 1,700 career points — to do so, she...

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...

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

Nov. 21 |   The latest NCAA graduation rates report shows that overall Division I student-athletes graduate at 80 percent, but the oft-overlooked fact is that Black student-athletes graduate at least 20 percent lower than their White counterparts. Even...

U of M hoopsters off to promising start

U of M hoopsters off to promising start

Nov. 14 |               Rachel BanhamPhotos by Sophia Hantzes The 2012-13 college basketball season is now underway. Both Minnesota teams opened their campaigns last week with wins, but it’s way too early to call the season...

Gopher women on their own this summer

Gopher women on their own this summer

Apr. 18 |             By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The Gopher women are a couple of weeks removed from their first-ever WBI championship. “There were only three teams that get to win their last game, and we were...

Gophers win WBI

Gophers win WBI

Mar. 28 |         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Minnesota women’s basketball team accomplished something that the other 11 Big Ten teams failed to do — win its final game of the season. Minnesota’s first victory of the...
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