Arkansas-Pine Bluff (APB) is one of two HBCUs playing the Gopher women this season at Williams Arena in what is commonly known in college athletics as “money games”
As a first-time-ever coach at any level, Whalen assembled a staff with both familiarity and experience soon after she was hired this past spring.
It is first-year Head Coach Pamela Findley’s opening night at the St. Paul school — she was hired this past spring.
Adanna Rollins initially wasn’t sure what to expect as a U of M freshman volleyball player other than the quick necessity for her game to reach college-level shape.
Hassan Mead ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track for Minnesota (2007-11) and still holds four school records in the 8,000 meters (cross country), 5,000 meters indoors, 5,000 and 10,000 meters outdoors.
Page is not the first Black grand marshal: Archie Givens, Jr. (2015), Clara Adams-Ender (2016), and Bobby Bell (twice chosen, 2001 and 2009) served in the past 25 years, U of M Alumni Association President/CEO Lisa Lewis pointed out. “Choosing Page was pretty easy,” she explained.
Gabrielle McCaa, Maddy McIntosh, Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander — who led St. Louis Park past Park Center 3-2 in a Metro West Conference showdown. The Oriels defeated Richfield 3-0 last week as well. Check out the pics and captions
After nearly a half-calendar year on the Twin Cities campus, the team’s only Black player said she hasn’t experienced homesickness as most out-state freshmen typically face, but she wasn’t able to avoid the usual first-year athletic adjustments from high school to college ball. “The soccer is crazy different from playing in high school. A big surprise,” she quickly learned.
Not many athletes seamlessly go from a mid-major to a Power Five conference, but the 5’-10” guard did when she went from the MAC to the Big Ten. “The transition going from the MAC to the Big Ten was a huge one,” Morton admitted.
Athletes, remember, have from the beginning generated millions of dollars for NCAA member schools’ athletic programs annually under the guise of amateurism. NCAA men’s basketball and the tournament are very popular and generates billions of dollars each year in revenue.