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Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Apr. 17 | Congratulations University of Connecticut!   Kevin Ollie’s UConn (University of Connecticut) basketball team was crowned national champion Monday, April 7. They beat the University of Kentucky, 60-54. And how very special: UConn women...

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Apr. 9 |   Some all-sports websites and fan “chat rooms” are as fair and balanced as Fox News. MSR Columnist Ron Edwards recently was double-roasted by readers on GopherHole.com, a pro-Minnesota college sports website. Edwards is regularly featured...

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Greater diversity unlikely in post-Borton Gopher women’s basketball

Apr. 3 |     Thus far, Gopher AD Norwood Teague is two-for-two in firing coaches in consecutive years. He fired Pam Borton as the school’s women’s basketball coach, seemingly less than 24 hours after her last game last week. She got the ziggy...

Was it Tubby Smith’s fault?

Was it Tubby Smith’s fault?

Mar. 26 | Gophers miss 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament   A year ago this month, the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball team played in the NCAA Basketball tournament. The African American Head Coach, Tubby Smith, had retooled the team. It was...

Richard Pitino’s Gophers  are struggling!

Richard Pitino’s Gophers are struggling!

Feb. 26 | University of Minnesota this year has assistant basketball coaches now making $175,000. Last year under Tubby Smith, not one of his coaches was paid over $125,000. Remember, Jimmy Williams was not permitted to be an assistant coach for Tubby Smith...

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Feb. 26 | Pam BortonPhoto by Sophia Hantzes I’ve been approached of late by several Gopher women’s basketball fans. I listen attentively but with a non-committal demeanor as they complain about the current head coach. And as much as they’d hoped I would...

Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Twins turnaround indefinitely postponed

Oct. 4 |  After the annual media pre-season luncheon, Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan told the two MSR beat writers that the team had to turn things around this season. As it turned out, Ryan appears to have been directionally challenged. The 2013 Twins season...

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

Sep. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Former University of Minnesota AD Joel Maturi once likened the rise in upgrading college athletic facilities to “an arms race.” However, it might be better termed as keeping up with the Joneses. Current...

Congratulations, Tubby!

Congratulations, Tubby!

Apr. 10 |      Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking There is no mystery about the well-designed plan to oust six-year U of M Gopher men’s basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith. Well designed, but ill-advised and poorly executed,...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...
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