It’s a rarity in Gopher football to see a player listed on its current roster from the Minneapolis City Conference. It’s even rarer that a city player is a starter as well. Ra’Shede Hageman is that rarity. Hageman plays nose tackle this season for Minnesota (5-3). He formerly played tight end at Minneapolis Washburn but was switched to the defensive line when he was redshirted in 2009. Continue Reading →
By Charles Hallman
Nykesha Sales is a WNBA legend, a term that both her former league and the NBA these days uses to tell us that once-active players are now retired.
But the six-foot forward-guard and former seven-time all-star last week told the MSR by phone from Venezuela that she hasn’t yet hung up her sneakers. Sales was there working with young people in Caracas and three other cities in Venezuela for the U.S. State Department’s SportsUnited Envoy program. “A lot of people say I’m retired, but I’m actually still playing — just not in the WNBA,” Sales pointed out. “I just got home from Latvia maybe a month and a half ago” after her club won that country’s league championship. Continue Reading →