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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”...

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...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...

U of M green initiative receives national attention

U of M green initiative receives national attention

Sep. 4 | New energy study forces athletic department to think sustainably smart   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new report cites University of Minnesota Athletics “as a leader in sustainability and energy efficiency.” Collegiate Game Changes:...

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Another View Extra — Coaching Gopher basketball a career killer

Apr. 3 |       By Charles Hallman   Only two coaches in Minnesota men’s basketball history have ever led teams to a national championship: Clem Haskins won two NIT crowns in the 1990s, and Tubby Smith won the 1998 NCAA title at Kentucky....

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Apr. 3 | Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team     I understand why Tubby Smith was fired after six seasons, 121 wins, 81 losses and three NCAA appearances. After playing the toughest schedule in the nation, he fired up the Minnesota...

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

Feb. 13 |   Why is it that we Blacks must often wait for the shortest month each year to be honored, to get our accomplishments recognized, to get our heritage respected? Why do we often have to be half-past dead to finally get our bouquets? It took one...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...

For 30 years now, college football  has chased the green

For 30 years now, college football has chased the green

Sep. 5 |   Many think it’s time all the workers get their share   It went unnoticed, but last week was the 30th anniversary of college football turning into a big green industry. Green as in $$$. From the early 1950s, the NCAA negotiated college football...

Clinic helps hoops officials polish  their craft

Clinic helps hoops officials polish their craft

Jun. 20 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last weekend at Tubby Smith’s team camp at Minnesota’s Williams Arena, we got five perspectives on what makes a good basketball official from a former championship...