The Gopher Men’s Hockey team keeps rolling in their pursuit of a national championship. To discuss their expectations for the rest of the season and the spectacular year he has had personally, freshman forward Hudson Fasching joins the show for a quick chat. After that, we finish up our two part interview with U of M Women’s Hockey goalie coach Andy Kent, which rounds out our Sochi coverage once and for all.
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Feb 25 Gopher Softball Star Kaitlyn Richardson and Gopher/Finland Women’s Hockey Goalie Coach Andrew Kent
Continuing our spring sports preview this week, we welcome in Gopher Softball third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson, who became the ninth All-American in program history last year, and has led the Gophers to a 12-1 start in 2014. Also, we wrap up our 2014 Olympics coverage with the first half of an interview with Gopher Women’s Hockey goalie coach Andrew Kent, who served as the goalie coach for the Finland women’s national team thanks to a recommendation from former Gopher Noora Raty.
Todd Oakes has been through a lot these past two years, battling through a leukemia diagnosis while graduating a son from the “U”, sending another off to Augsburg College, and working with another on staff. Through it all, the consummate family man has continued his impressive work with the Gopher baseball program, producing top prospect after top prospect as the team’s pitching coach. He joins the show this week to preview what’s ahead for Gopher baseball in 2014.
The Gopher football team locked up Jerry Kill’s best recruiting class this past week, and after hearing from the head coach via his signing day presser, we chat with U of M running backs coach Brian Anderson, who has an embarrassment of riches in the backfield with recruits Jeff Jones and Rodney Smith coming in to join Donnell Kirkwood and David Cobb.
Feb 5 Former Gopher and current Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Martin, Gopher men’s basketball center Elliott Eliason
Jam-packed show this week. First, two-time NCAA national champion with Minnesota and current member of the Pittsburgh Penguins and U.S. Olympic team, defenseman Paul Martin joins to finish off our Olympic hockey preview. After Paul, Gopher men’s basketball center Elliott Eliason chats with us about Richard Pitino, the frontcourt continuing to impress, and the stretch run of the Big Ten season.
It’s a jam packed show this week as former and future Gopher women’s hockey defenseman Lee Stecklein joins Gopher Sports Update for Part 1 of our Olympic Hockey preview. Lee is taking the year off from the U to participate in the Olympics as the U.S. women try and take home gold for the first time, and she assures us she will wear maroon and gold again soon. After Stecklein joins the show, Gopher women’s basketball forward Jackie Johnson finishes out another episode by discussing We Back Pat night, a promotion to support former Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt being put on by the university Wednesday as the Gophers take on the Hawkeyes.
The Hockey City Classic was this past weekend, and Gopher women’s hockey senior forward Kelly Terry picked up an assist and also scored twice Sunday to complete the sweep of Minnesota State. In a show heavy on coverage of the HCC, Terry tells us about her experience at TCF Bank Stadium.
Sarah Erickson left the Gopher women’s hockey program in 2012 after winning a national title, and she’s already well into a career in coaching. The 23-year-old is the head coach at Concordia-Moorhead of the MIAC, the youngest head coach in any sport in conference history.We get to know her a little better, and catch up on how things are going in her first year as the head of a program.
This week hear from Minnesota Women’s Basketball Senior Guard Sari Noga. Also, head out to Winter Park to hear from Gopher Alumni Marcus Sherels!