Gopher Sports Update

Gopher Sports Update goes beyond the scores and brings listeners unparalleled access, conversations and profiles of Golden Gopher student athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni.

Dec 10 Jerry Kill, Cameron Botticelli, and Theiren Cockran on Gopher Football’s first Jan. 1 Bowl Game in 52 Years

Intrepid co-host and reporter Matt Nelson is out in the field this week with Gopher football after the announcement that they will play Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the first time the U has appeared in a January 1st bowl game since 1962. Matt hears from head coach Jerry Kill and defensive standouts Theiren Cockran and Cameron Botticelli just hours after the maroon and gold got the good news.Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 10.57.18 PM

Dec 3 Gopher Football All-Conference Punter Peter Mortell

The Gophers took one on the chin in Madison this past weekend, but nevertheless, were awarded the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year honor for head man Jerry Kill, and seven all-conference selections, including this week’s guest. Peter Mortell booted it better than anyone across the Big Ten landscape this year, earning Big Ten Punter of the Year honors, and dominating the field position game with his powerful right foot. Now, he takes his talents to the airwaves, joining Matt and Mike on GSU.Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.58.38 PM

Nov 19 All Aboard: #TeamTO

Some sad news has befallen the Gopher Baseball program, as Gopher pitching coach and all around phenomenal individual Todd Oakes’ leukemia that appeared to be gone for good, has returned. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Oakes family and with Todd personally, one of the strongest individuals we’ve ever come across. Matt and Mike share stories of Todd’s resilience and unwavering positive outlook on life in segment one of this week’s show. Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 8.53.15 PM

Nov 5 Gopher Women’s Hockey Season Preview with Seniors Rachel Ramsey and Meghan Lorence

In what may be the most rare sentence ever written, the Gopher women’s hockey team enters the season coming off a loss. After claiming back-to-back national titles in 2011-12/2012-13, the maroon and gold came up short last year, losing 5-4 in the NCAA title game to Clarkson. Senior defender Rachel Ramsey and senior forward Meghan Lorence are out to make sure the Gophers are celebrating at the end of the 2014-15 season, rather than stewing over a season-ending loss like they were subjected to last year. They both join the program to preview their final season in maroon and gold, which is already well underway.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.31.23 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.32.43 PM

Oct 28 Two-time Super Bowl Champion and Gopher Football Legend Tyrone Carter

It’s not every day that you get to hear from a Super Bowl champion in person, let alone someone that’s won two! Well, Gopher faithful that showed up to the McNamara Alumni Center the morning of the Gophers’ homecoming clash with Purdue were treated to exactly that, as former U of M defensive back Tyrone Carter joined GSU for the second of their two shows at Ski-U-Mania.Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.41.19 PM

Oct 22 100 Years of Gopher Football Live From the McNamara Alumni Center

GSU takes its dog and pony production on the road this week to McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus to celebrate homecoming! Matt and Mike discuss action around the Big Ten gridiron as well as the big clash between the Gophers and Purdue that saw Minnesota emerge victorious, 39-38. Thank the football gods for 100 years of Gopher football, because otherwise, Saturday would’ve just been two idiots sitting on a stage talking about nonsense.homecoming100

Oct 15 Gopher Men’s Hockey Senior Forward Travis Boyd

At long last, hockey is back! Gopher men’s hockey senior forward and Washington Capitals prospect Travis Boyd joins the show to talk about last season’s near-title for the maroon and gold and expectations for the squad heading into his final year wearing the M.boyd