For 20 weeks, to commemorate the WNBA’s 20th season (the MSR having covered each season), the MSR sports section will feature a column or article on the W in our “20 in 20” series. This week: back to work The 2016 WNBA regular season resumes this week after a nearly a month off. But for nearly 30 current players, including the entire 12-player U.S. gold-winning … [Read more...]
A space for local and national sports stories — especially as they pertain to African Americans — featuring MSR sports columnists Charles Hallman, Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., Mitchell Palmer McDonald and more!
There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2016-17 school and sports year, the MSR will highlight many of these players. This week: Gophers defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore His story, which is as unique as one might imagine, isn’t that special … [Read more...]
My, how time flies. The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are over, and what a remarkable job our hardworking, dedicated athletes did. I feel as if I allowed the threatening hype and the enormous fear of the mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus to cloud my view on these games. In a career that has spanned nearly four decades, I had the opportunity to work these Olympic games. But I … [Read more...]
Courtney Brown is living a father’s dream. The former St. Paul Highland Park boys’ basketball standout finds that his sons are following his lead. Fourteen-year-old Courtney Brown Jr., a 6’-6” forward, is a rising sophomore who played for East Ridge High School. Kendall Brown, 13, is a 6’-2” eighth grader at Cottage Grove Middle School showing unlimited potential as a … [Read more...]
As we know, the NFL's Hall of Fame (HOF) game in Canton, Ohio between Green Bay and Indianapolis was canceled because of poor field conditions. Lawsuits have been filed by angry, frustrated fans left empty-handed. A settlement offer has been made in the HOF lawsuit of $450 per ticket-holder. Tony Dungy, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is the first Black head … [Read more...]