When the NCAA Men’s Final Four is in your home city, it’s obviously important to be in contention.
Sports: Local and national sports reporting and commentary by the state’s leading African American sportswriters, with a special emphasis on the local prep scene and disparities in sports administration and media coverage
To the Honorable Ben Coleman, thank you for teaching us how to fish! You were truly, truly a great man with a great legacy indeed.
Nina Rodgers, a Minnetonka native and Hopkins High School grad, is the Whale’s only Black player.
A “coaching tree” historically refers to a head coach whose career has produced head coaching jobs for others. Sadly, this reference seems only to apply to White coaches. You often hear about the late Pat Summitt’s “tree,” but we hear nothing about Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer’s, the only Black coach to amass 1,000 career victories. […]
While the spotlight on this year’s Super Bowl can’t be ignored, neither can the NFL’s longstanding diversity problem. The 2018 season started with eight head coaches of color, an all-time high first set in 2011, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). Then came “Black Monday” — the day after the […]
Black History Month resonated officially and unofficially throughout the Big 10 Conference women’s basketball matchup between the University of Minnesota and Rutgers.
They did it again. The greatest run in NFL history continues as the New England Patriots, in their 11th Super Bowl, dominated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
This past week I saw a matchup of two of the state’s top boys’ basketball teams, a contest between two Southside City Conference rivals, and a record-setting freshman point guard at the collegiate level in women’s hoops.
In honor of Black History Month, we salute the oft-invisible Black baseball players who found their place in history despite widespread racism and segregation.
ATLANTA — Greetings all from Atlanta, Georgia, the land of Gone with the Wind, the National Centers for Decease Control, birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, SEC Championship game, Coca-Cola, Magic City, the NFL Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Hawks — and this week Super Bowl LIII. I’m here to cover my 38th Super Bowl in Mercedes […]