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CITY LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL: South Bulldogs blasts Africentric, 70-0

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Former Eastmoor Academy graduate and University of Minnesota safety Keith Dimmy was hired six weeks before the 2012 season. But he set out to get the Columbus South football program going in the right direction. after all, South has not had a winning season since 2006 when they were 6-4.

Before his arrival, South had won a total of just three games in three seasons.

Under Dimmy’s direction, they finished at 4-6.

This season, the Bulldogs are again making progress at 3-5, 2-3 in the tough City South Division.

Friday night, they traveled to Africentric and handed the Nubians a 70-0 loss.

Senior running back Deone Lindsey ran wild, rushing for 298 yards with eight touchdowns.

Africentric, known more for basketball than football, drops to 0-8, 0-5 on the season.


Minnesota’s Coleman decides to transfer

Joe Coleman (courtesy U of Minnesota)

The firing of head coach Tubby Smith has cost the University of Minnesota one of its better basketball players.

Shooting guard Joe Coleman, who averaged 8.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore, is the first player to leave the program.

After the season, Minnesota hired Richard Pitino, son of Rick Pitino to run the men’s basketball program.

Former NBA guard Ray Williams dies at age 58


Former University of Minnesota and NBA guard Ray Williams died this past weekend. He was 58.

Williams died March 22, 2013  in New York City after suffering from colon cancer.

Ray is the younger brother of another former NBA star, Gus Williams who played for Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta.

Williams averaged 18.9 ppg in two seasons at Minnesota where his teammates included Kevin McHale and Mychal Thompson and head coach Flip Saunders. All four made their way into the NBA.

Williams played 10 years in the NBA with the New York Knicks twice, the New Jersey Nets twice, Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.


As expected, Bobek leaves OSU; chooses Minnesota


Brian Bobek (courtesy OSU athletics)

Former Ohio State football player Brian Bobek has made his decision to continue his academic/career at the University of Minnesota.

There is a penalty for Bobek transferring in the Big Ten. By choosing another Big Ten team, Bobek will lose a year of eligibility. Bobek, an offensive center, becomes eligible in 2013, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Bobek, who is 275 pounds, did not fit into the new spread offense as a lighter center.

He will not get the chance to play against the Buckeyes because the Gophers do not play again until 2015.

After arriving in Columbus as one of the top high-school centers in the nation, Bobek did not play much as a freshman. He fell behind in spring football practices to Corey Linsley and Jacoby Boren.


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Minnesota women win hockey championship; celebrates with Minnesota state legislators

Sarah Erickson

Noora Raty

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated Wisconsin, 4-2 over the weekend in the NCAA women’s hockey championship game in Duluth, Minnesota.

Sarah Erickson scored two goals and Noora Raty stopped 42 shots in goal to fuel the win.

To celebrate their new championship, the Gopher women’s hockey team had the chance to visit the legislative session at the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday afternoon. Senior captains Sarah Erickson and Jen Schoullis, along with coach Brad Frost, were able to go down on the house floor, with NCAA trophy in attendance.


Info & photos courtesy of U of Minnesota athletics

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