Gopher Sports Update


Mar 29 CGA National Gymnast of the Week and 2016 Scholar All-American Justin Karstadt

The headline alone would make many envious, but those accomplishments aren’t where it ends for Gopher Men’s Gymnastics Sophomore Justin Karstadt. The Toronto native has piled up accolade after impressive feat after big time performance in his first 18 months as a Gopher, and with a personal record in the all-around this past weekend in the U’s big win over Nebraska, he could be poised to turn up the noise louder than the EDM he blares before big meets. With the B1G titles and the NCAAs both in the next month, the timing couldn’t be better. Is Justin ready for it all? He joins us to discuss. Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 8.20.59 PM

Jan 11 Gopher Men’s Gymnastics Head Coach Mike Burns

After finishing sixth nationally last year, Gopher Men’s Gymnastics return to competition is right around the corner! This week, head coach Mike Burns joins to preview the 2017 campaign, talk about his relationship with new big boss in Dinkytown Mark Coyle, and explore the part that B1G Men’s Gymnastics has played in his life. Men Gymnastics Action University of Minnesota

Jan 4 Gopher Women’s Gymnastics Junior Abby Demuse

Having claimed three B1G Championships in the last four years, Gopher Women’s Gymnastics is on a role and looking to continue their hot streak that has lasted the better part of this decade. But this year they’ll have to do so without two young ladies that have been around for all three of those B1G titles, 2016 AAI winner Lindsay Mable, and 2016 All-American Hanna Nordquist, two of the top Gopher gymnasts in recent memory. One of their up and coming stars who will shoulder a bigger load this year is Abby Demuse, and she joins us this week to talk about the Gophers plan to reload for another run at a conference crown. Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 9.01.37 AM

Jun 22 Gopher Greatness Spills Into Summer

Awesome achievements from Gopher greats don’t stop just because school is out, so after a few weeks of looking back at the best moments of the Gopher year here on GSU, it’s time to catch you up on those noteworthy happenings you may have missed while soaking in the maroon and gold countdown mania like it was sun on a 90-degree day at Lake Calhoun. Matt looks at some standouts from the diamond, moving on to the next level, top-end talents from around campus receiving awards months after their Dinkytown days have ended, as well as what’s ahead for Gopher men’s basketball after their 2016-17 schedule was released last week. Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 10.03.57 PM

Jun 15 The Top Moments of the 2015-16 Gopher Athletics Year: No. 5 Through No. 1

It’s been seven long days since Gopher Sports Update left you with the ultimate cliffhanger, revealing the lower half of the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 athletics season, but making you wait an entire week to find out the best moments of the year that was in Gopher athletics. Well, if you haven’t rebelled and deleted from your favorites, we welcome you back for one of the most anticipated shows of the year, where GSU reveals the most prolific accomplishment on campus this year across the sports landscape. Hint: a picture is worth what’s approaching a thousand national titles.Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 7.19.02 PM

Apr 20 GSU Senior Series: Two-Time B1G Gymnast of the Year and AAI Award Winner Lindsay Mable

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. Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 11.05.40 PM

May 19 The Top Moments From Another Year in Gopher Sports: 10-6

The Gopher Sports Update tradition of counting down the top 10 University of Minnesota sports moments of the year returns. This week we present moments number 10 through six, and in just one short week, the top five will be revealed. The suspense is killing us!Gophes

May 21 Top Gopher Sports Moments of the Year: No. 10 through No. 6

Co-hosts Mike Gallagher and Matt Nelson discuss the best moments of the 2013-14 U of M athletic year in the annual countdown of Gopher glory, with numbers six through 10 being covered this week in descending order. Numbers one through five will be released in the conclusion of this two part episode next week.Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 10.15.12 PM

Apr 9 Gopher Head Men’s Gymnastics Coach Mike Burns

Ahead of this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Ann Arbor, Gopher head men’s gymnastics coach Mike Burns joins the show to discuss his No. 7 Gophers chances of making the team finals. Also, we listen in to the Tuesday press conference introducing Marlene Stollings, new Gopher women’s basketball coach.burns

Mar 18 Gopher All-American Gymnast Lindsay Mable

Championship season is upon us, and it’s a packed show going into a big weekend for the University. Early, we listen into a teleconference with Gopher head men’s hockey coach Don Lucia, who discusses the season to this point and this weekend’s inaugural Big Ten tournament at Xcel Energy Center. After that, we’re joined by sophomore gymnast Lindsay Mable, a defending All-American who led Minnesota to a share of the Big Ten regular season title last weekend and was named All-Big Ten for the second straight year Tuesday.mable