Sarah Graves and her Macalester College Scots volleyball team welcomed me to sit in on two practices on the last Monday in August, the last week of preseason preparation.
“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.”
College sport coverage is as sexist and unbalanced as ever. March Madness each year sadly brings this to light, especially in hoops. Men’s post-season tournaments, for example, will get the lion’s share of media coverage while their female counterparts barely get mentioned. We again tested our aforementioned hypothesis by doing an unscientific analysis of television […]
The start of the 2017-18 women and men’s college basketball season is less than two weeks away. Instead of offering the typical preseason predictions from know-it-all media types, the MSR spoke to coaches and players, locally and conference-based, as they discussed their programs heading into the season for our first “Yes, they said it” segment: […]
College sport earns an average grade for racial and gender hiring, says the latest report card by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). “College sport…faced further challenges…as it experienced decreases in both gender and racial hiring,” wrote TIDES Director Richard Lapchick in the report’s executive summary released April 6. The combined score […]
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. “Ice madness” comes to downtown Minneapolis this week as the City-owned arena hosts the fourth annual National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) championships. Last weekend’s quarterfinals winners will battle each other […]
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. Wisconsin and Minnesota in their final regular season match-up opener played nearly 40 minutes of scoreless hockey. Both goalies did head stands, impressively making saves as shots fired at them in close […]
Two teams played in St. Paul Easter Sunday afternoon. One is still alive.
The NCHC Frozen Faceoff weekend in Minneapolis is more than four teams playing for the league title and NCAA tournament bid. It’s also their Fan Fest and other “fan-friendly” goings-on at the Timberwolves-Lynx arena and surrounding places nearby.
The second day of the ‘Green Line’ hockey post season tournaments in the Twin Cities Friday kept us mainly on the Minneapolis side of the Mississippi, at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals.