The game within the game: Media scrutiny, scholarships can muddy prep sports mission

The smell of cheap hot dogs and popcorn. The squeak of sneakers on the laminated gym floor. The stands, filled with spectators and supporters, cheering every back and forth point like it’s do or die.


Vikings stadium, transparency, and 'understandings'

[I intend to make the following comment to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority at their monthly meeting this Friday. It’s Friday the 13th, so wish me luck!]



St. Paul's SpiderBaby: Gay pro wrestler celebrates 10th anniversary

Terrance Griep, pro wrestler and writer, celebrated the 10th anniversary of Tommy "The SpiderBaby" in November, which is what he calls himself when he steps into the ring. Besides a tenth anniversary, SpiderBaby won a tenth championship, according to his press release. Griep, who is openly gay, said, "this victory represents a political statement."


Golfers, public to get input on Minneapolis' five public courses from Dec. 4-14

Golfers and the general public can weigh in on what to do with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) five public courses through an online survey planned to be open on the main page of from Dec. 4-14.


Protesters march to Metrodome, denounce Washington team nickname as racist

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Metrodome on November 7. denouncing the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise, the Redskins.


OPINION | Again we speak against injustice

“Ake” is a word we use in Lakota to express our frustration. It's translated as “again.” Growing up on the Rosebud reservation, I would hear my parents say, “Ake!” when someone unnecessarily repeated themselves, made another promise that may have been suspect or when another frustration took hold in the family or in the community.


Change the Name protest — Video report

AIM Twin Cities, Little Earth of United Tribes and Minneapolis American Indian community members gathered on Nov. 7 on East Franklin Avenue to protest the Washington team on during their game against the Minnesota Vikings. The event, led by AIM Twin Cities co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, featured Billy Mills (1964 Olympic Gold Medalist, Oglala Lakota), Gov. Jesse Ventura (former Minnesota governor), Nathaniel Khaliq (St. Paul City Council member, Ward 1), U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Joey Browner (Minnesota Vikings, 1983-1991) and Betsy Hodges (Mayor-Elect, City of Minneapolis).


University of Minnesota panel refocuses Washington football mascot controversy on protecting youth

Bellecourt speaks during panel dissusssion.

On November 5, the University of Minnesota hosted a symposium on race in sports and media for a more in-depth discussion of the issues surrounding the controversy over the Washington football team'

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