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Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Feb. 18 |     All 23 University of Minnesota sports teams generate revenue, but only football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey in the last two years have been profitable, according to reports supplied by the school. Each sport’s total operating...

College sports spending per student far surpasses academic spending

College sports spending per student far surpasses academic spending

Feb. 5 | Division I college sports spending has reached out-of-sight proportions while academic spending remains stagnant, according to a new Knight Commission college sports database. A close look at the numbers raises questions about who or what is being...

Black male students feel targeted by U of M crime alert

Black male students feel targeted by U of M crime alert

Feb. 5 | School officials grapple with creating a “safe for all” campus   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Everyone at the University of Minnesota — students, faculty, staff and administrators — are concerned about campus safety after a recent...

College sports: where the money goes

College sports: where the money goes

Feb. 4 |   The Knight Commission on Sports recently reported that college athletic spending is three to 12 times more than is spent on academics. Recently, the MSR received the most recent reporting data from the University of Minnesota, and we examined...

U of M targets financial aid to low-income students

U of M targets financial aid to low-income students

Jan. 31 | Determined students use Pell grant to graduate almost debt free   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler recently announced a new four-year initiative to improve keeping low-income students in college. “We...

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Humphrey Public Affairs panel agrees: King’s Dream remains a dream, not our reality

Jan. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 1964 Civil Rights Act became law 50 years ago, and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this year is hosting a series of events to commemorate the historic legislation. Last week’s...

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Jan. 28 |       The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person —...

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Jan. 17 |             Spotlight on the Gophers 100 There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

Jan. 15 | TIDES Director Richard Lapchick Sometimes an apology is worse than whatever it was intended to make amends for.  Take the case of Texas billionaire and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs. McCombs twice opened his mouth last week with somewhat...