GSU is a show that aims to warm the heart, strengthen the mind, and let the maroon and gold flow through. It’s a show that prefers to focus on the positives, which is why this week’s guest, freshman up-and-comer Jack Ramsey, joins to talk about the Gophers’ five-game B1G winning streak and what they need to do to continue their recent hot play in conference.
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When most think wrestling, they don’t think near-perfect grade point averages and aerospace engineering majors, but like many Gophers before him, Michael Kroells is redefining the image of a collegiate wrestler. Michael joins this week to discuss his work in the classroom, on the mat, and leading up to the renewal of one of college wrestling’s greatest rivalries: Minnesota-Iowa, this Friday at 8 p.m. in Iowa City.
With all the reminiscing with alums and touching stories GSU has brought you over the last six weeks, it’s time to catch Gopher fans up on the happenings around campus. We take a trip around the “Big 5″ winter sports to see the Gopher’s progress as we make our way through conference season, and in segment three can’t help but do a bit more reminiscing with a Dinkytown favorite, longtime public address man Dick Jonckowski.
With our Season of Giving series featuring Gopher Softball complete, we get you back into sports that are right in the thick of their regular seasons. This week, it’s Gopher Men’s Basketball! Matt Nelson ventures inside the friendly confines of Williams Arena to take you through the U’s clash with the number one team in the land, the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
We round out our Season of Giving miniseries with another story of Gopher Softball and their tireless efforts in the community. Last week, we detailed pitcher Nikki Anderson’s work with Kealy Johnson, a young lady that plays softball herself, attends the same high school Nikki did in Brainerd, and is now cancer-free. This week, we chat with Paige Palkovich, who tells us about Gopher teammate Maisy Martindale, a seven-year-old that has endured over 30 surgeries in her short life, but has never stopped smiling along the way.
With great power comes great responsibility, and being the only school in the state of Minnesota in which all sports compete at the Division I level, that responsibility is never lost on the Gophers. Never has that been more true than with Gopher Softball, their most generous and inclusive season coming at the most important time of year. But as we look closer at what the Gophers have done away from the diamond, we see that their generosity and humanitarian spirit isn’t limited to the holidays, it’s a 365 day per year venture. In the first half of our “Season of Giving” series, we chat with Gopher senior pitcher Nikki Anderson, who introduces us to a very special and resilient young lady, Kealy Johnson.
The Quick Lane Bowl is fast approaching, and GSU has you covered from all angles! Of course we know our Gophers, so we look at the game from the maroon and gold’s side of things, but we also examine the Gophers opponent, Central Michigan, with a man that’s covered them all year long for the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, Nate Schneider.
An Olympian on the ice, and perhaps even better off it, former Gopher Anne Schleper has turned her collegiate career with the Gophers at Ridder Arena into a gig in the NHL, an Olympic career, and MUCH more. But even with 12 irons in the fire at all times, Anne still found time to join Gopher Sports Update this week to tell us about her most recent bit of history; playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps last weekend in the first ever women’s professional ice hockey game played in the State of Hockey.
At the urgings of Gopher Sports Update, Rachel Banham came back to the University of Minnesota for a fifth and final season with the Maroon and Gold. This week, Rachel joins for the first time since announcing her decision, with topics including breaking the school scoring record just a few weeks ago, the team’s performance so far this year, and, of course, Banham Come Back.
If Gopher Sports Update fans didn’t read the title of this show carefully, they may have thought they were having flashbacks to 3 months ago when Gopher Volleyball Junior Hannah Tapp was on the show. Well never fear GSU fans, this is a hot off the presses, brand new version of the program with Hannah’s twin Paige Tapp joining just ahead of the Maroon and Gold’s opening match of the NCAA Tournament.