Mike Davis was the first Black coach at Indiana and one of five Black coach to have a team play for a NCAA title.
Sports: Local and national sports reporting and commentary by the state’s leading African American sportswriters, including Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., Charles Hallman and Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald, with a special emphasis on the local prep scene and disparities in sports administration and media coverage.
The MLOC and Meet Minneapolis, the city’s visitors and convention bureau, were asked if any Black-owned businesses are included in this year’s Final Four visitor’s guide. Spokespersons from both organizations said they didn’t think so.
Thanks, Michigan State, for destroying millions of basketball fans’ bracket and pools, and denying the most dynamic circus-like story in all of basketball from reaching the games marquee event!
A group of University of Minnesota students studying event management are getting hands-on experience working with the Men’s Final Four.
State champions Minnehaha Academy (Class AA), DeLaSalle (Class AA) and Hopkins (Class AAAA) brought home basketball titles from the girls’ and boys’ tournaments respectively while continuing legacies that reach back in time.
When they talk about local sports, they applaud local heroes like Earl Bowman, Doug Demmings, Coach Robinson and Russell Gary.
While countless Americans bemoaned their busted brackets on the road to the Final Four that winds up here in Minneapolis next week, two elephant-in-the-room issues still get overlooked annually: The players still don’t get a dime of the millions they generate, and the graduation disparity gaps between Black and White male and female basketball players still exist.
For the first time in the Harlem Globetrotters’ 93-year history, one of the stars of the team made a trick shot from a moving roller coaster.
The 2018-19 Warriors return to Minneapolis on Friday; they have won 50 or more games six years in a row. With less than 10 games remaining, they are gearing up for another title run.
Few people realize that not only did women athletes cheerleading at sporting events originate right here in Minnesota, but several African American women made history here by breaking the cheerleading color barrier. Prior to 1923, cheerleading had been an exclusively White male activity. That year, the University of Minnesota (U of M) became the first […]