Whenever Gopher Baseball Head Coach John Anderson joins the show, it’s not a chat or a talk, it’s a seminar on college baseball and how to push towards success. For that reason, this is one of our favorite annual visits, as Coach Anderson, having just completed his 34th season at the helm of the maroon and gold, joins to discuss how the Gophers plan to get back to the top of the Big Ten, and to share his feelings about the day he exchanged lineup cards with his good friend Paul Molitor.
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If you know Minnesota sports, you know Gopher Volleyball’s Alyssa Goehner has been big time in this state for years, despite the fact that she just finished her first year in the maroon and gold. What you may not know is that Alyssa’s fame stretches far beyond the state boundaries, and she joins this week to talk about yet another chance to take her talents to Europe, this time in the inaugural Big Ten Volleyball Foreign Tour.
The 2014-15 Gopher sports season just keeps going, and going, and going, and we love every second on Gopher Sports Update, because like the Gopher sports athletes and coaches, we don’t take weeks off! This week, from Eugene, Oregon, we welcome in the head of both the cross country and track teams on the men’s side for the maroon and gold, Steve Plasencia, who is preparing his track team for Wednesday’s opening gun at the NCAAs from the track and field capitol of the nation.
A man that once ran 100 consecutive miles joins us this week, and that is not exaggeration or hyperbole. Timberwolves and Lynx Radio Network stalwart John Focke has the stamina of a world-class athlete, and gives world-class coverage to Minnesota’s two hardcourt franchises, as he joins this week to preview the Minnesota Lynx season, with a Minnesota Gopher twist.
It’s been just a week, but with GSU’s unveiling of the top five moments of the Gopher sports year on the horizon, it feels like forever since we brought you a show. Thankfully, it only feels that way, because Gopher Sports Update, much like the Gophers, doesn’t take weeks off, especially with a show this big about to drop. So as we drop this week’s show, drop everything you’re doing, and buckle yourself in for the top five Gopher sports moments of the 2014-15 athletic season.
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!
May 13 From TCF to the NFL: A Complete Look at the Five Gopher Football Players Headed to the League
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.