BY ARMAND PETERSON Days later, Vikings fans are still talking about it, what some are already calling the “Minneapolis Miracle.” With only ten seconds left in the game and the ball on the Vikings’ 39-yard line, quarterback Case Keenum threw a sideline pass to Stefon Diggs, who made a leaping catch and an improbable run … More Skol Vikings! (But don’t break my heart again.)
A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Grant Farred offers a penetrating new analysis of “the event” from a surprising source: Sport. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. BY GRANT FARREDCornell University Sport confounds us. It confounds us for a reason ripe with the following paradox: sport does what it is … More Anything can happen in sport.
Stella Walsh (Stanislawa Walasiewicz) was an Olympic athlete who won medals in the 1930s and was later found to have both female and malesex organs. Gender verification didn’t make its Olympic debut until 1968.Image source. BY AMY BASSProfessor of history at The College of New Rochelle As I wrote in my first book, a look … More London 2012: A Woman’s Place is on the Field (Part 2 of 2)
Kathrine Switzer (pictured) madeher first historic run in 1967’s BostonMarathon, five years before womenwere officially allowed to race. Thisyear promises to be another revolutionaryone for gender identity and sports as Keelin Godsey works toward becomingthe first transgender Olympic athlete. BY AMY BASSProfessor of history at The College of New Rochelle There are many reasons that … More London 2012: A Woman’s Place is on the Field (Part 1 of 2)
BY RICK SHEFCHIKFreelance writer and former reporter and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press Minnesota is blessed to be the home of golf courses designed by some of the best golf course architects who ever drew a blueprint, laid out a fairway or placed a bunker. Scotland native Donald Ross has six examples of … More A little love, and a little luck, helped create the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Rochester Country Club members know today.
Fans cheer during the Penn State-Nebraska game in State College, Pa. This Nov. 12th, 2011, game was Penn State’s first time playing in decades without former head coach Joe Paterno, who was fired in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. AP photo. BY AMY BASSProfessor of … More *They* Are … Penn State: "Qui tacet consentire videtur" ("Silence gives consent")
Here are some photos we’ve received from the very busy book signing with hall-of-famer Rod Carew at a southern California Costco last Saturday. We’re told that people started lining up a whopping 2 hours before the advertised time to see Mr. Carew. Carew was signing copies of the new edition of his memoir Carew, which … More Great crowd at Rod Carew book signing
Check out Dick Bremer’s interview with Doug Grow, author of We’re Gonna Win, Twins!, on Fox Sports North.
From Rod Carew’s memoir Carew to the 25th anniversary edition of Bill Holm’s The Music of Failure, our Spring Regional book sale truly has something for everyone. UMP is offering 30% off of 20 new titles with regional appeal — order soon to ensure yours will arrive in time for Father’s Day! Also included in … More Baseball. Beer. MN history. Folklore. Our spring book sale has something for everyone
“Bill Dailey, Won’t You Please Come In.” Billy Ball. The Lumber Company. Ten Acres of Roof. Homer Hankies. Bobblehead dolls. Piranhas. Twins Territory. In 1961, the Twins brought major league baseball to the upper Midwest, becoming the first team to claim with its name not just a city but a region. In We’re Gonna Win, … More Celebrate "We’re Gonna Win, Twins!" with us at Target Field