Last Friday the NCAA announced Minneapolis will host the Final Four in 2019. The city's winning bid was titled "Winning Happens Here," a bit ironic for a city that literally has not won a major sports championship since 1991. (Sorry, Lynx fans.) See also: Minneapolis Wins the Super Bowl (sort of ... More >>
If an envoy of local business bigwigs and Minneapolis boosters were convincing enough yesterday the city could host the MLB All-Star Game, Super Bowl and Final Four within a span of five years. The NCAA will announce which of eight finalist cities will host the Final Four from 2017-2020 on Friday. ... More >>
One NCAA tournament win apparently wasn't enough to save Tubby Smith's job.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] Late this morning, CBS's Jeff Goodman reported that one day after losing in the round of 32 to Florida, Tubby has been fired. D ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe has been in college so long, they didn't even have computer labs when he first started.Okay, that's an exaggeration, but dude really has been in college forever -- he played his first Division 1 game all the back in the fall of 2007, back before many Americans even knew who Barack O ... More >>
Late last month, the NCAA told UND the school "must forfeit competition" unless it scrubs the "hostile and abusive" Fighting Sioux name and Indian head logo from gear worn by athletes, school band members, cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots.UND officials have apparently decided not forfeiting i ... More >>
The NCAA is officially out of patience when it comes to the University of North Dakota's controversial Fighting Sioux nickname.In a letter sent to the UND provost yesterday, Bernard W. Franklin, the NCAA's chief inclusion officer, wrote that UND "must forfeit competition" if it does not scrub the ... More >>
The University of North Dakota's athletic teams will be known as the Fighting Sioux at least until June, when a referendum may determine whether the school keeps the nickname permanently.But, referendum or not, some of UND's traditional competitors have already had enough of the Fighting Sioux, a ... More >>
The people of North Dakota may get a chance to decide whether the University of North Dakota continues to use the Fighting Sioux nickname or not.Last night, supporters of the nickname delivered a petition with about 17,000 signatures to the NoDak secretary of state. State law says that if 13,452 ... More >>
Belief is a beautiful thing.
Just when you thought Harry Potter fans had reached their limit, there's more: This Sunday afternoon, the University of Minnesota's Quidditch team will host their first Halloween tournament featuring a Harry Potter bake sale, prizes, a raffle, and the chance to watch teams compete to be the first ... More >>
Investigation by U of M finds no NCAA violations
The U's lawyers originally predicted they would wrap up the investigation in a few weeks. That was four months ago.
Jelly beans, jelly beans, in a dish. How many pieces do you wish?
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The president correctly picked North Carolina as last year's NCAA champions. This year, he likes Kansas.
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Bring your sword, shield, and sneaks to East Lansing, Bill.
The NCAA stuffing Minneapolis' attempt to host a Final Four, the NCAA humiliated the city by shouting 'NOT IN YOUR HOUSE!' right in its face.
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Twenty-five years after the passage of Title IX, a Supreme Court decision may have finally convinced the University of Minnesota to beef up its women's athletic program.
How sports are wrecking schools.
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.