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Gophers AD dodges the  diversity question

Gophers AD dodges the diversity question

Apr. 17 |                 I never attend an introductory press conference without my sixth sense, third eye and third ear. Without it, this columnist could not decipher such adjectives as “best” and “right fit”...

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Program Coordinator

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Program Coordinator

Apr. 15 | Program Coordinator Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota   The Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO) is hiring a fulltime Program Coordinator to coordinate...

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...

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...

Children’s book written to help ‘tear down the walls of prejudice’ against mental illness

Children’s book written to help ‘tear down the walls of prejudice’ against mental illness

Mar. 6 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mental health has always been, at the least, a touchy subject among African Americans. As powerfully as it can impact lives, it doesn’t help to ignore or, still worse, pass judgment on people who suffer...

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Mar. 5 | Athletics experts on nurturing strength in women and girls   I have seen over the years some athletes so mentally tough they would run through a wall when asked, get up, dust themselves off and repeat the feat. I’ve also seen some athletes...

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...

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Feb. 26 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Besides Black History Month, February also honors the accomplishments of women and girls in sport. The University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research...

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

Feb. 19 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100           By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional...