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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...

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

Mar. 13 |             The new eight-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the WNBA and the players will add 12 more players to the league, beginning this season. Expanding the rosters, even if only by one spot per...

Local leading coach nominated  for national honors

Local leading coach nominated for national honors

Feb. 13 |             By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   DeLaSalle Girls’ Basketball Coach Faith Johnson Patterson is among this year’s nominees for USA Today national girls’ coach of the year.  Johnson Patterson in...

Women coaching men — can they? Will they?

Women coaching men — can they? Will they?

Jan. 29 |             Fourth in a series   Six women were full-time Division I men’s basketball assistants during an eight-year stretch from 2003 to 2011. Before that (1990-2002), there were three female assistants, two of...

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Nov. 13 | League president Richie defends ESPN coverage   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is still seen by too many as below major league status. The MSR talked about...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Nov. 6 | How to better promote the WNBA   The WNBA’s “3 To See” (l-r) Brittany Griner, Elena Della Donne and Skylar DigginsPhotos by Sophia Hantzes   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Oct. 30 | WNBA media coverage still far short of equitable                  Second of a four-part series   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association...

Two of WNBA’s greatest retire

Two of WNBA’s greatest retire

Oct. 18 | Both Tina Thompson and Katie Smith, the WNBA’s number one and two all-time scorers respectively, announced their retirements during the 2013 season. Thompson, the league’s last original player, was the W’s overall pick in its first-ever draft...