Former UMD Women’s Coaches Take School To Federal CourtThree former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches are expected to announce a lawsuit against the school on Monday claiming discrimination. Former Bulldogs women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women's basketball coach Annette Wiles have all been given the green light to sue by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Wolves Add Assistant Coach, Promote Calvin BoothThe Minnesota Timberwolves have promoted Calvin Booth to director of player personnel and added assistant coach Bryan Gates to the coaching staff. The Timberwolves announced the moves Wednesday. Booth joined the Timberwolves two years ago as director of player programs.
Good Questions: Presidential Debates, Fish Ages & Coach UniformsPatrick from Watertown watched the Republican primary debate this week, so he wants to know: Who pays for them? Each debate is sponsored, and those sponsors range from Facebook to Fox News to CNBC. This past Wednesday's debate was sponsored by the Reagan Library Foundation and CNN.
Father Sues Catholic High School Over ArgumentA Minnesota father is suing a Catholic high school over what he recorded a teacher saying at their sons' basketball game.
MSHSL Board Votes To Suspend Dance Team Coaches Involved In ProtestThe Minnesota State High School League board of directors voted Monday to suspend the head coaches of five schools involved in a protest at last February's dance team awards ceremony.
Report: Number Of Female College Coaches DecliningWednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Here in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota History Center hosted a celebration and awards program. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped by to congratulate the honorees. But the findings of a new report show a major setback for female coaches at colleges and universities.
Friends Face Off When Minnesota Goes To TCUMinnesota coach Jerry Kill was in TCU coach Gary Patterson's wedding a decade ago. The two coaches are good friends, even though the fellow Kansas natives have never been on the same staff together. When Kill left Pittsburg State (Kansas) after the 1987 season, it was Patterson who filled the vacancy on coach Dennis Franchione's staff.
Smith Learning From The Best In Vikings Secondary Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.
This Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix The Adult Problem In Youth Sports If you have a child in youth sports, there are few things more satisfying and exciting than watching them play. And there are few things more disheartening than watching an adult get out of control.
Big Ten Trophy Games Could Impact Coaching StaffsThe Michigan State-Ohio State matchup in the Big Ten championship game already is set, and the Buckeyes are two-touchdown favorites against rival Michigan on Saturday. The real drama in the Big Ten this week might be in the three trophy games — Iowa at Nebraska, Northwestern at Illinois and Purdue at Indiana.
Big Ten Coaches: Vent At Your Own RiskBig Ten football coaches say there aren't very many places where they can unload frustrations about fans, reporters or anyone else without paying a price. On Tuesday's weekly call with reporters, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said that about the only person a coach can vent to in confidence is his wife. And he joked that that isn't a sure thing.
College Basketball’s Future Coaches Meet At Villa 7 In a ballroom in a downtown Minneapolis hotel sit the brightest young minds in college basketball. It’s an exclusive event. You can’t buy or even win your way in – you have to be invited to Villa 7. Mike Ellis is the Gophers associate athletic director and founder of Villa 7
MN Senate Talks Tubby Smith Firing, $263M Boost To MnSCU The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
Minn. Football Coaches Gather To Strengthen CraftThe annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association convention brings both the Gopher coaches and the high school coaches to one setting where they talk football, and remember why they coach the game they love.
Bill Could Protect Coaching Jobs From Parental ComplaintsThe state hockey tournament means a little father-son bonding time between Conor and Ryan Lund. As a parent and a coach, he’s already seen how heated things can heated on and off the ice.