With just a year and change under his belt at the University of Minnesota, Felix Corwin already has a conference title to his name and an ITA Central Region Doubles Championship as well. Felix, who won the doubles title alongside partner Matic Spec, joins to talk about their run through the central region and ensuing trip to Flushing Meadows earlier this month to compete at the ITA National Championships against the best collegiate competition in the country.
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From Fairground Files to Hardwood head coaches, Gopher Sports Update has really run the gamut of Gopher coverage the last few months. As we transition from the sunny skies of the state fairgrounds to the bright lights of The Barn, GSU makes a pit stop at Big Ten Media days in Chicago to hear from Gopher head coaches Richard Pitino and Marlene Stollings on their teams just-underway campaigns.
Our two-part remembrance of Gopher legend Flip Saunders, which started two weeks ago with Gopher all-time leading scorer Mychal Thompson, concludes this week after being put on hold to cover Jerry Kill’s retirement last week. To round out our coverage of the passing of a Minnesota favorite and icon in the basketball community is John Focke, a longtime member of the Timberwolves Radio Network and a man that covered Flip during both of Saunders stints with the Wolves. GSU remembers #FlipForever.
The hits keep on coming on campus, as Gopher Head Football Coach Jerry Kill announced last week he would be stepping down from his position to focus on getting his health back where it needs to be. On this week’s show, Mike and Matt discuss the sad news, what Jerry means to the Gopher football program and the state of Minnesota as a whole, the U of M’s future on the gridiron, and one specific memory Jerry gave us that will last in the GSU annals forever.
It is with great sadness that Gopher Sports Update has to cover the passing of Gopher men’s basketball great Flip Saunders. Flip passed away at the age of 60 Sunday, losing a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The first guest of our two-guest, two-episode tribute to Flip is Gopher great Mychal Thompson, who played with Flip (he and Mychal during their playing days are pictured on the left and middle respectively of the below picture) at the U and later was a color commentator for the Minnesota Timberwolves when Flip coached the club.
Previews are aplenty here on Gopher Sports Update this time of year. Last week, GSU had Gopher men’s hockey on the University of Minnesota State Fair stage to highlight our Fairground Files series, and this week we look ahead to another high profile program’s coming season as GSU is joined by head coach Richard Pitino and the Gopher Men’s Basketball team.
Don’t look now, but the 2015-16 Gopher Men’s Hockey season is here, as the maroon and gold drop the puck Saturday against Vermont at Mariucci Arena! This week, GSU unveils more never-before-aired audio from the Great Minnesota Get Together, as Matt is joined by head coach Don Lucia as well as junior forwards Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos to preview the year to come just days ahead of the season opener.
Live shows galore in the month of September! First, GSU was live with 10 years of Gopher Sports Update hosts live from the State Fair. Since, it’s been more State Fair revisiting with maroon and gold talk from women’s hockey to football. This week, we depart from the State Fair for now, as GSU makes it’s annual appearance at the McNamara Alumni Center for homecoming!
Gopher Sports Update will not go quietly into the fall! One week at a time, GSU is keeping summer alive with chats from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair with some of Dinkytown’s best! This week, it’s the six-time national champion Gopher Women’s Hockey team, represented by coach Brad Frost, and junior stars Lee Stecklein, Dani Cameranesi, Kate Schipper and Paige Haley.