The Gopher Sports Update tradition of counting down the top 10 University of Minnesota sports moments of the year returns. This week we present moments number 10 through six, and in just one short week, the top five will be revealed. The suspense is killing us!
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With co-host and producer Mike in Las Vegas surely ruining what was already a rather mediocre life, Matt carries the load this week and goes inside the NFL Draft to highlight the five Gophers that are taking their careers to Sundays.
Following her first season coaching on the raised floor of Williams Arena, head women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings rejoins the show to recap the re-emergence of the Maroon and Gold under her tutelage. Also, in a development we believed to be true all along, Coach Stollings admits Gopher star Rachel Banham chose to return to the U for one reason: Banham Come Back.
You may say, Taylor Lemay? What is this, a repeat? Well, just remember, Gopher Sports Update doesn’t do repeats, weeks off, or soft guests. This week, we welcome back one of our favorites for the second time since the new year, as the Gopher softball catcher and Minnesota Wild super fan joins us to chat about a postseason push on the diamond, and the ice.
A 20-year conference championship drought at the University of Minnesota is over, as head coach Geoff Young’s University of Minnesota men’s tennis team beat No. 3 Illinois and No. 27 Northwestern this weekend to secure a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Young joins GSU this week to chat about his team’s success in the regular season, and what needs to happen in the postseason for the Gophers to continue their season-long ascension.
Natalie Darwitz spent her collegiate days in maroon and gold winning national championships, and after she moved on, led Team USA to three Olympic medals as their captain. One of the most important figures in women’s hockey history joins the show this week ready to tackle a new challenge, as she was named the head coach of Hamline women’s hockey last week.
The Gopher men’s tennis team has already won four more matches than last season, and are tied for second in the Big Ten standings with Ohio State, who have lost just one conference match in the last ten years. Rarified air for the maroon and gold, and Minnesota has massive matches against Michigan and Michigan State this weekend, as well as clashes with No. 3 Illinois and No. 24 Northwestern next weekend. To look at how the Gophers have gotten to this point and discuss expectations for the rest of the season, senior standout Eric Frueh joins the show.
Gopher Sports Update loves nothing more than getting out of the studio and heading to the U of M stomping grounds of Dinkytown. This week, Matt and Mike do exactly that, as GSU treks to Ridder Arena to take you from start to finish of a national title tilt that saw the Gopher women’s hockey lock up their third national championship in four years.
With her final games as a Gopher coming up this weekend, senior forward Meghan Lorence previews her fourth Frozen Four with the maroon and gold, and gives us a look into what we can expect this Friday and Sunday from Ridder Arena in Minneapolis as Meghan and her fellow seniors pursue their third national championship in four years with the program.