It’s been nearly 15 months since Gopher redshirt junior Brett Pfarr joined GSU to talk wrestling, so this week’s appearance is a few years overdue. As Brett is welcomed back in, we discuss the journey to his second NCAA Tournament appearance, and some of the advantages of moving up to the 197-pound weight division (spoiler alert).
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The Gopher Women’s Gymnastics team returned to the NCAAs this past weekend for the first time since Lindsay Mable walked campus as a freshman. With the great talent Mable brought to the gym, it seems only right that the senior go out on a high note on the national stage, claiming the Heisman Trophy of gymnastics in the AAI Award, and four more All-American honors in front of the entire country. Here’s one last chat with one of the greatest in conference history and a Gopher with a heart of gold, Lindsay Mable.
Just a few weeks removed from her collegiate hockey career ending, Hannah Brandt has already earned the title of “Legend” amongst the NCAA hockey ranks. The second-leading scorer in women’s college hockey history joins the show this week to talk about her class’s third national title, and to bring a ton of humble to the show, where she tells us she isn’t even a top two athlete on campus!(?)
Gopher Sports Update has always been good luck, it’s just science. After joining GSU late last week, Gopher Baseball senior infielder Connor Schaefbauer went out and hit the first two bombs of his college career Sunday against Iowa on the way to a 6-3 win to take the series against the hated Hawkeyes. The legitimate, bonafide power threat tells us about his exploits as a prep athlete and how this year’s Gopher team is thriving offensively.
Chuck Merzbacher has worked wonders with the Gopher Women’s Tennis team in his four years at the helm, and this year the Maroon and Gold find themselves in the thick of the Big Ten race once again. Coach Merz joins this week to talk about the development of his team throughout the season, and sophomore Caroline Ryba, who has taken the number one spot in singles for the U, checks in to talk about her success in the 2016 spring season.
Another year, another title for the Gopher Women’s Hockey team, who brought home their fourth national crown in five years and seventh overall this past weekend. Host Matt Nelson has survived the chopping block (for now, #MattCan) and brings you a complete recap of the ladies semifinal win over Wisconsin and season-capping victory over Boston College. Oh, and if you’re more into Matt being negative than positive, stick around for segment three, where he gives a piece of his mind to the NCAA and CBS Sports.
We become accustomed to the success of Gopher hockey, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be celebrated! This week, we hear from head men’s coach Don Lucia after claiming another B1G regular season title, and Amanda Levielle joins to preview the women’s upcoming Frozen Four matchup with rival Wisconsin.
With the Big Ten regular season championship on the line this weekend for Gopher Men’s Hockey against Wisconsin, GSU welcomes in Jason Gonzalez of the Star Tribune to try and sort out what team we can expect to see the rest of the way: the Gophers that beat No. 6 Michigan two weekends ago, or the Gophers that were shut out by lowly Michigan State last weekend.
This just in: football is popular. With that earth shattering news, there should be no surprise that this week’s show focuses on Gopher Football and their spring season that is now underway. GSU listens into new head coach Tracy Claeys presser to see how he is adjusting to the now-official head coach title and how the roster is shaping up as the U takes the field once again.
A wealth of knowledge, information, and insight, some of Matt and Mike’s favorite conversations all year long come with Gopher baseball coach John Anderson. GSU caught up with ’14′ just before the start of the 2016 campaign for an engaging conversation about the Gophers’ tour of US Bank Stadium, this year’s version of the team on the diamond, and legend Herb Isakson, 34-year Gopher volunteer assistant coach, who passed away earlier this year.