David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headliners began in 2006 and is devoted to covering the newsmakers that interest readers the most. The column delivers news you may not read elsewhere and provides insights about the lives of players, coaches, management and ownership that local sports fans follow with passion.
David Shama is a former sports editor and columnist with local publications. His writing and reporting experiences include covering the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Gophers.
Shama’s career experiences also include sports marketing. He is the former Marketing Director of the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He is also the former Marketing Director of the United States Tennis Association’s Northern Section.
A native of Minneapolis, Shama has been part of the community his entire life. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he majored in journalism. He also has a Master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas. He was a member of the Governor’s NBA’s Task Force to help create interest in bringing pro basketball to town in the 1980s.
What readers say about David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headliners:
“Your columns are simply excellent. It is always gratifying to read them. Your insights are noteworthy. Thanks for all your fine efforts and diligent work.” Paul M.
“You just keep turning them out. I don’t know how any fan can consider themselves well informed about Minnesota sports without reading Headliners.” Dennis M.
“As far as I’m concerned, Shama provides the best reporting on Gophers’ sports in MN.” Bob C.
“I agree with those who applauded your Killebrew piece. You are a positive guy and a very effective columnist.” Jim M.
“Dave, GREAT analysis on the Twins. Hope your readership appreciates your work.” Ron S.
“Enjoy reading your column. Great way to keep up with the sports scene in Minnesota.” Tom S.
“Enjoyed your column today (as I do every day it’s published) with some interesting info about Brian Dutcher, SDSU & Gophers. One of the things I like about your column is that it’s different than other local sports columns etc. in terms of variety, detail, etc.”
“D.J., another SUPER column.” John W.