The conclusion of our two-part interview with former Minnesota Vikings and maroon and gold safety Jack Brewer. In the finale, Jack talks about the effect concussions are having in the lives of those around him at just 35 years old, and about why he is “disappointed” in Norwood Teague and the Gophers as they move forward in their facility fundraising efforts.
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An impressive player on the field, former Gopher football defensive star Jack Brewer has done even more amazing things away from the gridiron in recent years. In part one of our two-week discussion with the founder of The Brewer Group and The Jack Brewer Foundation, topics included are his recent philanthropic efforts, how he has gotten to where he is today, and pay-for-play at the college level.
One of the best pitchers in Gopher Softball history joins Gopher Sports Update this week to talk to the guys about how she has parlayed her college career into a professional gig with the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch.
St. Kate’s University has a new head golf coach, and she is just 25 years old. She is also a former Gopher who graduated from the U in 2011 after a successful golf career in maroon and gold. Michele Edlin joins the show this week in what can only be described as an extremely busy time in her life.
At this time last year, Gopher softball starting catcher Taylor LeMay hadn’t stepped foot on a college softball diamond, not seeing the field while at Division II Concordia-St. Paul her freshman season. Now, she can say she started every game behind the dish for a team that made the NCAA Super Regionals before being ousted by Oregon one step before the College World Series. A fun conversation with a great story, soon-to-be junior Taylor Lemay of the Gopher softball team.
One of the more open conversations you’ll hear on this, or any sports talk show, maroon and gold track and field star Megan Geyen opens up about the struggles she has overcome throughout her career on her way to Eugene, Oregon, the site of her final collegiate race at the NCAA Championships this week.
The guys are joined by Gopher head women’s tennis coach Chuck Merzbacher to discuss the improvement of his team this past season, one that saw them finish with their most conference and overall wins in more than a decade.
Co-hosts Mike Gallagher and Matt Nelson discuss the best moments of the 2013-14 U of M athletic year in the annual countdown of Gopher glory, with numbers six through 10 being covered this week in descending order. Numbers one through five will be released in the conclusion of this two part episode next week.