John Kipper remembers how he felt after shattering a tibia and fibula in his right leg cost him his sophomore season as a member of the Academy of Holy Angels varsity football team.
“I was devastated,” the senior said. “It was hard not playing and being with my teammates and coaches. Very hard.” Continue Reading →
Here we go, another start to the hottest game going — the NFL regular season. The New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday in the NFL Kickoff. Continue Reading →
College football 2015 kicks off this week.
Item 1 — Minnesota Football Coach Jerry Kill last week received a $300,000 raise to boost his annual salary to over $2 million. He now joins his conference copatriots as a card-carrying member of the millionaire coaches club. Continue Reading →
Since Indiana only plays Minnesota here once a season, as does each Eastern Conference club, Tamika Catchings this week will make the first of her two final visits to Minnesota. The 6’-1” 14-year veteran forward plans to retire after the 2016 WNBA season. Continue Reading →
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, having watched the levels of Black (i.e., African American) players across MLB drop drastically over the last 30 years, made a unique move recently to address the cause and effect and root reasons why top Black athletes were turning away from the American pastime. Continue Reading →
Tamika Catchings is the first U.S. player to be officially credited with a quintuple double (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks) while in high school in Texas in 1997. Catchings, the daughter of an NBA player, later posted an All-American college career at Tennessee, and as a freshman, played on the 1998 Lady Vols’ undefeated national championship team. Continue Reading →
Two of Torii Hunter’s four sons are college football players this year: Torii, Jr. is a junior wide receiver at Notre Dame, and Monshadrik (“Money”) is an Arkansas State junior defensive back. Continue Reading →
While no one here excuses what former U of M athletic director Norwood Teague reportedly did to a Star Tribune female beat writer, I wonder out loud why it hasn’t been asked why she put herself in a bad position in the first place. Continue Reading →
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Tayler Hill now understands there’s no statute of limitations on being a hometown favorite.
“I think it is a blessing to be able to come back and give to the community,” noted Hill, the only Minneapolis native presently playing in the WNBA. She seemed taken aback, however, that after all these years, locals still embrace her whenever she’s in town. Continue Reading →
Jamire Jackson was everywhere.
The defensive tackle totally dominated, leading Minneapolis North to a 42-8 Twin City District football victory over Minneapolis Washburn last Saturday afternoon before a near-capacity crowd (on both sides). Continue Reading →