Remember him? You don’t have to think too far back to the last time Gopher men’s hockey sophomore forward Hudson Fasching was on the show, and we had so much fun the first time, we thought we’d bring him back to talk puck just 10 months later. Just named to the U.S. World Junior Team camp roster, Hudson checks in on everything from his high school days to the stigma surrounding +/-.
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Dec 10 Jerry Kill, Cameron Botticelli, and Theiren Cockran on Gopher Football’s first Jan. 1 Bowl Game in 52 Years
Intrepid co-host and reporter Matt Nelson is out in the field this week with Gopher football after the announcement that they will play Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the first time the U has appeared in a January 1st bowl game since 1962. Matt hears from head coach Jerry Kill and defensive standouts Theiren Cockran and Cameron Botticelli just hours after the maroon and gold got the good news.
The Gophers took one on the chin in Madison this past weekend, but nevertheless, were awarded the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year honor for head man Jerry Kill, and seven all-conference selections, including this week’s guest. Peter Mortell booted it better than anyone across the Big Ten landscape this year, earning Big Ten Punter of the Year honors, and dominating the field position game with his powerful right foot. Now, he takes his talents to the airwaves, joining Matt and Mike on GSU.
Well, at least according to former Gopher football coach Glen Mason. The Gopher football team can get to the Big Ten title game with a win at Wisconsin this weekend. Matt and Mike look back to a massive win at Nebraska last Saturday, and forward to what is sure to be a matchup to remember this Saturday at Camp Randall.
Some sad news has befallen the Gopher Baseball program, as Gopher pitching coach and all around phenomenal individual Todd Oakes’ leukemia that appeared to be gone for good, has returned. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Oakes family and with Todd personally, one of the strongest individuals we’ve ever come across. Matt and Mike share stories of Todd’s resilience and unwavering positive outlook on life in segment one of this week’s show.
With the Gopher women’s basketball season just two days away, head coach Marlene Stollings stops by to give a comprehensive and unrivaled preview of what’s ahead for her squad in the 2014-15 season.
In what may be the most rare sentence ever written, the Gopher women’s hockey team enters the season coming off a loss. After claiming back-to-back national titles in 2011-12/2012-13, the maroon and gold came up short last year, losing 5-4 in the NCAA title game to Clarkson. Senior defender Rachel Ramsey and senior forward Meghan Lorence are out to make sure the Gophers are celebrating at the end of the 2014-15 season, rather than stewing over a season-ending loss like they were subjected to last year. They both join the program to preview their final season in maroon and gold, which is already well underway.
It’s not every day that you get to hear from a Super Bowl champion in person, let alone someone that’s won two! Well, Gopher faithful that showed up to the McNamara Alumni Center the morning of the Gophers’ homecoming clash with Purdue were treated to exactly that, as former U of M defensive back Tyrone Carter joined GSU for the second of their two shows at Ski-U-Mania.
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.
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.