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Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Oct. 17 | Impact on non-revenue sports uncertain   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Tucker Center Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 21, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the University of Minnesota West Bank Campus,...

Black female strength coach a true rarity

Black female strength coach a true rarity

May. 3 | Conclusion of a two-part column   If it’s hard being a Black female coach in any sport, it’s more than likely harder still for a Black female strength coach. Mia Erickson of the Mayo Clinic Performance Center in Rochester, Minn. was the only...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

May. 2 |  Spring break trip field trip encouraged thoughts of college, attending HBCUs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over 40 Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) Black high school students, instead of spending spring break on a sunny beach,...

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Apr. 22 | Wells Fargo leads pack according to U of M report on sub-prime lenders By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new University of Minnesota Law School study shows that Blacks and other communities of color and low-income residents in the Twin Cities...

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...

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Inclusive candidates for Borton’s replacement

Apr. 2 |     The news wasn’t even an hour old before a local daily newspaper posted on their website a list of possible candidates to succeed Pam Borton as Minnesota women’s basketball coach. Not one, however, of the eight current head coaches...

March madness continues

March madness continues

Mar. 25 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) has a rich storied history dating back to pre-World War II days. The Women’s NIT since 1998 has tradition as well — just not as long as the men’s. However, present-day hoops fans and snobbish...

Gophers focus on Hockey Frozen Four

Gophers focus on Hockey Frozen Four

Mar. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It was like Bachmann-Turner Overdrive last week for the Minnesota women’s hockey team, and this week it’s the Isley Brothers. Minnesota has been “Taking Care of Business,” scoring four unanswered goals...

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...