Nell Gelhaus Posts

Playing For The Other Team: Simon Dunn Isn’t Wasting Time

At 6’1” and 215lbs, not many would attempt to pick on Simon Dunn. A lifetime of rugby combined with intense training for the Australian Olympic bobsled team have given Dunn an imposing physique that would […]

Playing for The Other Team: “Mac” is Back

At the Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, Janel McCarville is ready to sit down. Having just completed a three-hour practice, the Lynx finished their morning with a grueling conditioning session. McCarville paired up with Sylvia […]

Playing for The Other Team: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, Why didn’t you take an Uber? Sincerely, Disappointed Fans Everywhere Another week, another celebrity athlete DUI. Another red-eyed mugshot. Another fallen idol. Only this time it was one of our own. One of […]

Minnesota RollerGirls All-Star Bout

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Minnesota RollerGirls are hosting a rare public All-Star bout against the Rocky Mountain RollerGirls of Denver, Colorado. The All-Star team is made up of the best skaters […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Nell Gelhaus

I am the worst gift-receiver. I hate being the center of attention, even for those few seconds of gift unwrapping. All eyes staring at me, anticipation building, expectant smiles as I squirm, sweat, blush… agh… […]

Playing For the Other Team: The Missing Lynx

Wednesday is magazine day. Time, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. It’s Christmas every week! Opening my mailbox this past Wednesday, I glimpsed the familiar blue of Minnesota basketball gracing SI’s cover. Was […]

Playing for the Other Team: It Isn’t Over at UMD

We first caught wind of trouble in Duluth — a city better known for its pine trees, waterfalls, and hiking trails than controversies — back in January, once word that legendary Bulldog Women’s Hockey Coach Shannon Miller was let go from […]

Playing For the Other Team: 5 Reasons to Keep Watching Women’s Soccer

It happens every time. Every man, woman, and child in the United States goes crazy for women’s soccer for approximately two weeks, only to forget it exists for the next four years. I’m no better. […]

Playing for the Other Team: Brittney Griner and Our Ugly Truth

Sorry to rain on your Pride parade, but there’s something we need to talk about. In April, WNBA superstar Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury and her fiancée Glory Johnson, also a WNBA player for […]

Playing For the Other Team: Catch-22

So it’s Lavender’s sports issue. You should write a piece about the GLBT population, and why and how sports are important, they said. You know, like your other columns, but more broadly, they said. It’ll […]

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