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Nov 27th


Minneapolis Community and Technical College shut down its Intercollegiate Men's and Women's Basketball Programs

It is Wednesday, January 6th 2010, and it is a cold day in Downtown Minneapolis. The cars and trucks parked on the street are covered with snow, and the roads are icy; the feeling of “old man winter” is definitely present.  At Earl Bowman Hall on the campus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, there is a different feeling among students, faculty, staff and fans alike.  They are hot, energetic, and filled with excitement. The hometown teams, the Mavericks, are getting ready to play longtime rivals, Spartans, from Fergus Falls Minnesota. 

Vikings players participate in giving the Gift of Hearing

The Starkey Hearing Foundation annually delivers more than 50,000 hearing aids through The Super Hear Mission in the United States and around the World. While the Super Bowl parties were going down in Miami, Vikings players contributed their time to this unique and special cause.

Edison coach selected for Breaking Barriers

Edison coach selected for Breaking BarriersIn celebration of the 24th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 3, the Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership presented the Breaking Barriers Award to Charlita Williamson, Edison High School Community Resource Liaison and athletic coach, at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Henderson's big moment is an inspiration

Henderson's big moment is an inspirationBeing a University of Southern California football fan, I naturally thrust my victorious fist in the air, while lying in bed early in the morning and hearing Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) report that Seantrel Henderson signed with my favorite college football team. Henderson said of the decision: “I’m finally at peace.” Coincidentally, the hand symbol for Trojan Football fans is the “Victory Sign”, otherwise known as the “Peace Sign.” To quote an Ice Cube song, “It was a good day.”

Haiti, New Orleans, and the Super Bowl

Haiti, New Orleans, and the Super Bowl“Who Dat?! Who Dat?! Who Dat say ‘dey gon’ beat ‘dem Saints?!!” Like most grooves born in the bayou – and everything else born in the bayou – the “Who Dat!” chant just grabs a hold of your cool nerve, and will have you bouncing, smiling, and looking for a bowl of gumbo before you know it. It’s New Orleans. New Orleans is special. Haiti is special. And the two have much more in common than recent tragedy. They are primary key points of Freedom in the History of the Western Hemisphere.

Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, MN) wins 2010 U.S. Army Inaugural Anthony Munoz Award

Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, MN) wins 2010 U.S. Army Inaugural Anthony Munoz AwardSeantrel Henderson (OT 6'8 300) of Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn. was awarded the first Anthony Munoz Award, given to the top prep lineman in the nation during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Henderson and his West teammates outscored the East team 30 – 14 to win the 10th Anniversary game.

The Vikings ownership has invested well thus far

The Vikings ownership, and executive staff, has steadily poured resources and personnel acumen into, what is now, a jewel of a franchise amongst all NFL teams. Considering the success of the Vikings’ college draft classes this decade, the purple fans may be able to ride a wave of success as they did during the 90s, under head coach Dennis Green.
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