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A longtime Minnesota resident, Myron Medcalf has previously worked as a news and sports reporter for the Star Tribune, and is now a national writer for ESPN. His column will appear in print on Sundays twice a month and also online. 

Medcalf is currently a senior college basketball reporter and nationally syndicated radio host with ESPN. He's a former Star Tribune news and sports reporter.


Medcalf: To be Black in Minnesota is to constantly barter for acceptance

Value often feels like something you have to earn here when you're not white. Value seems conditional.



Sampson doesn't regret decision to forgo NBA

The Gophers center considered leaving for the pros but decided his education came first.


Tubby Smith putting on his bravest face

After a nightmarish end to last season, Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith enters this season with a squad short on experience but long on potential.


Five things the U men's basketball team must do to win now

1 FIND A POINT GUARD Last year the Gophers fell from the national rankings and ultimately missed out on the NIT as they struggled to…


Six-time winner McGregor finishes 10 Mile in 4th place

As race officials offered commentary on the USA Women's 10 Mile Championship over loudspeakers near the finish line Sunday, many spectators sighed when they learned that Minnesota's Katie McGregor, a six-time winner of the event, had dropped to sixth in the field.


She found running, and left troubles in the dust

Leane Guerrero's first marathon epitomizes her triumph over addiction.


Lions' passing weapons are a secondary concern

The Vikings defensive backs are more worried about their own performance, especially the part that happens in the second half.


Thundering herd coming down I-94 for Gophers-Bison game

As many as 20,000 North Dakota State fans are expected to descend on the Twin Cities on Saturday when their Bison take on the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers coach gets a reward for fortitude

After spending five nights in the hospital this week, Jerry Kill got his first victory as Gophers coach.