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.
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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.
It’s been a crazy week around the University of Minnesota athletic department. Unfortunately, the craziness is for all the wrong reasons. While the Gophers continue to have success on the gridiron and with the kickoff of winter sports, ticket bundling has stolen headlines from the happenings on the field, ice, and court. GSU welcomes in the author of the student senate resolution to reverse ticket bundling, Kyle Kroll, to discuss how the resolution came to be and just how Gov. Mark Dayton got involved to put an end to the brief history of ticket bundling at the U.
Kelly Roysland’s history at the University of Minnesota is long and storied. Sadly, it is now over, as Roysland was not retained as an assistant coach nor given the opportunity to be the head of the women’s basketball program after Pam Borton was relieved of her duties in the spring. Don’t worry, Roysland has landed on her feet, as she is set to take over as the head coach at Macalester when the Scots open play on November 18. We had a chance to chat with her about her time at the U and her new and exciting venture at MAC.
Eighteen years at the helm of Gopher men’s cross country, 16 NCAA tournament appearances. Former Gopher All-American and current head cross country and track coach Steve Plasencia knows what it takes to succeed when leading a program, and he stops by for his annual chat to answer any and all questions from Matt and Mike, no matter how stupid they may be.
The college career of Gopher women’s soccer forward Taylor Stainbrook has been quite the journey, but she has found a home at the University of Minnesota. The redshirt junior joins hosts Matt Nelson and Mike Gallagher to relive the Gophers NCAA tournament appearance last year, talk about the team’s early season play, and give a look ahead to personal and team goals for the rest of the year and beyond.
The Gopher Volleyball team is off to a hot start in 2014 with Big Ten play right around the corner. To discuss her maturation as a volleyball star for the U of M and the team’s impressive early season play, is senior star Adrianna Nora, who took home Yale Tournament MVP honors this past weekend.
An exciting time at Gopher Sports Update as you can tell by the exclamation point that rounds off our title, and this sentence! GSU gets out of the studio and brings it’s gong show to the Great Minnesota Get Together, where Big Ten and Gopher football are discussed and questions from the audience are taken.
It’s been quite some time since Glen Mason has roamed the sidelines as University of Minnesota head football coach, but he’s still around the game in a slightly different capacity. Listen as the Big Ten Network analyst previews the 2014 Big Ten Football season and gives his two cents about the product on the field for the Gophers this season.
With the Gopher football season about a week away, the guys listen in to Jerry Kill at Big Ten media day and break down the maroon and gold’s schedule that comes in like a lamb, but finishes like a lion.