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Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Big Ten hockey tournament a success

Mar. 25 |     The first season of Big Ten men’s hockey is now history. It finished with Minnesota as regular season champs, Wisconsin as tournament champion, and three teams ranked among the nation’s top 12: No. 1 Minnesota, No. 6 Wisconsin and...

March Madness begins

March Madness begins

Mar. 4 |     Let’s be perfectly clear from the start — this and all subsequent columns are March Madness cliché-free. We won’t be talking about dancing or getting tickets punched here. The Gophers women basketball team plays Thursday in the...

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Jan. 22 |   A new U of M Tucker Center report has found that about 75 percent of all collegiate women’s team coaching openings in the last two years has been filled by men. A male coach replaces a male coach in 34 of 66 women’s team vacancies, but...

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

Nov. 8 | But there appears to be agreement on rule changes                    College basketball is now off and running.  Here are a couple of the least-discussed story lines:   Gender inequity in sports reigns...

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Oct. 30 | The best football in town easily is being played on the campus of the University of Minnesota. I was at TCF Saturday to witness the 54th meeting between the Cornhuskers of Nebraska and the Gophers. After 16 straight losses dating back to 1963, the...

College football games aren’t cheap, either

College football games aren’t cheap, either

Oct. 2 | Last week we looked at the high cost of attending a Vikings game, but is attending college football games significantly cheaper than pro football games? To quote Les McCann and Eddie Harris — compared to what? Using again Team Marketing Report’s...

Conference shuffle the big news for U-M men’s hockey

Conference shuffle the big news for U-M men’s hockey

Sep. 27 |             New Big Ten league promises much — will it deliver?   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   College sports in recent years have seen conferences either expand or implode both in football and...

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,...
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