Tyus Jones, shown here representing Apple Valley in the 2013 boys’ basketball state tournament, recently started his fourth NBA season as a 6’2” point guard for the Timberwolves.
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“This never gets old winning a major event,” Sports Minneapolis Executive Director Melvin Tennant proudly declared to an invited gathering of officials, including the Minneapolis mayor, inside the downtown Lynx-Timberwolves arena.
“If a player [of color] growing up aspires to be a coach, and they see our conference or other schools that have hired African American assistant coaches as a path and a route for them [to become coaches], we are on board with that.”
Six NFL teams are 1-4. Which one surprises you? New York, San Francisco, Arizona, Indianapolis, Atlanta or Oakland?
Page is not the first Black grand marshal: Archie Givens, Jr. (2015), Clara Adams-Ender (2016), and Bobby Bell (twice chosen, 2001 and 2009) served in the past 25 years, U of M Alumni Association President/CEO Lisa Lewis pointed out. “Choosing Page was pretty easy,” she explained.
So the secret is out — diversity in MIAC volleyball has arrived. Diversity “is something that is necessary to have teams and people who reflect the world, and be leaders,” said Graves.
Gabrielle McCaa, Maddy McIntosh, Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander — who led St. Louis Park past Park Center 3-2 in a Metro West Conference showdown. The Oriels defeated Richfield 3-0 last week as well. Check out the pics and captions
They look the same but don’t have the same swagger. An injury here and a missed kick or two there, the inability to run the football, plus turnovers, and suddenly winning football games has become a thing of the past.
Buford, a Canton, Mich. native, was the Gopher game-day program cover story for the annual preseason classic Minnesota hosts on Labor Day weekend, the same time she earned her first start. When asked if she knew beforehand, the senior said she learned her starting assignment just prior to the match.