An all-Black coaching staff is a rarity in the world of college women’s hoops Because I was working in the Williams Arena media room on notes for my second column published weekly on this same page, I didn’t do my due diligence before a recent U of M women’s basketball game. If I had, it wouldn’t have been a surprise, albeit a refreshing one, when I arrived court-side just … [Read more...]
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Related content: State’s lost Black baseball legends remembered As the weather slowly turns wintry, the hot stove heats up. This is the phrase used to describe baseball talk during the off-season. This time the “stove” topic was about Black baseball players and their historic accomplishments. “Play By Play – Recalling Minnesotans and the Negro Baseball League” took place … [Read more...]
“I was in,” Minneapolis North quarterback Ahzerick Rodgers said, pleading his case after he heard the referee’s whistle during the Polars’ Class A state football semifinal 16-8 victory over Wabasso. “I was in.” Rodgers had just kept the ball on a keeper and was tightroping his way down the sideline toward the end zone when the whistle blew, indicating that he had stepped out … [Read more...]
Related content: A cherished history — recalling MN Black baseball players Blacks historically had as much to do with Minnesota’s rich baseball legacy as anybody, but this story oftentimes remains in the dark. “I want to increase awareness of African American history in Minnesota,” declares Frank White, whose book, They Played for the Love of the Game, came out earlier … [Read more...]
After four straight losses, three of which were on the road, the 6-4 Vikings were back at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday looking for a spark. They may have started a fire after getting a team-record two 100-yard touchdowns to beat the Arizona Cardinals 30-24. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes turned the Vikings’ season around with an electrifying 100-yard interception return of a Carson … [Read more...]