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: Sisters rule Black women have been uniquely instrumental in almost every aspect of the WNBA from its beginning through today. The WNBA last week honored the 20 greatest and most … [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!
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (MIAC) national reputation as the toughest NCAA Division III conference in the country is well deserved. Seemingly only a couple of the 13 member schools are annual frontrunners. Is the MIAC that top heavy? “Yes, it’s top heavy right now, particularly in football,” admits Carleton College Athletic Director Gerald Young. … [Read more...]
Despite much speculation that the Chicago Bulls and the Timberwolves were working on a multi-player Draft Day deal, Timberwolves President and Coach Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Scott Layden did not bite on anything Boston or Chicago proposed. And most of the time that's the best thing to do — nothing. It's been a long time since the Timberwolves were in the playoff … [Read more...]
“It’s a great thing for the community,” declared North High Football Coach Charles Adams of the day-long football camp held on his home field June 25. An estimated 200 boys (ages 8-12) — nearly half were walk-ups — participated in “techniques and qualities critical to developing as a leader both on and off the football field” at no cost, during the first annual Marcus Williams … [Read more...]
With Twin sisters Jia Lewis and Jada Lewis, Chauntel Fleming and Linda Senaphanh leading Minneapolis Edison to the Class 1A girls’ state track title a week and a half ago, here are three more city teams that represented this past high school season. Minneapolis North (Football) — Class 1A Runner-up The Polars made it back to the state playoffs for the second consecutive … [Read more...]