It’s no coincidence that the word student appears first in the term student-athlete. For nearly 35 years, the U of M’s McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes (MAC) has helped the Gophers succeed in the classroom as well as in competition. MAC Director JT Bruett talks about the academic support resources that are available for student-athletes.
Gopher Sports Update goes beyond the scores and brings listeners unparalleled access, conversations and profiles of Golden Gopher student athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni.
Each year, the University of Minnesota and colleges across the state and country recruit exceptional Minnesota high school student-athletes. StarTribune sportswriter Jim Souhan and Minnesota State High School League Media Specialist John Millea discuss the dynamics of recruiting and how Gophers coaches connect with promising high school prospects.
StarTribune sports columnist Jim Souhan talks about the challenges Gophers athletics face in a saturated sports marketplace, momentum in men’s basketball and football and efforts to boost fan engagement.
May 18 Former Gophers Football Star Marion Barber Jr. Earns Degree & Softball Team Vows NCAA Snub Will Work to Their Advantage at Tournament
Former Gophers football great Marion Barber Jr. shattered school records on the field nearly 40 years ago. But the NFL came calling in 1981, and Barber left the U before earning a degree. This month, he officially graduated, fulfilling a promise he made to his family.
Despite a 54-3 record and 25 consecutive wins, the Gophers softball team enters the NCAA tournament unseeded. The women plan to use the snub to their advantage.
A conversation with Gophers Athletic Director Mark Coyle who has been on the job for one year this month. He talks about the culture change underway in the football program with the hiring in January of Head Coach PJ Fleck and the efforts to stimulate fan support and engagement.
The Gophers Men’s and Women’s tennis season concluded recently. Head Coaches Geoff Young and Chuck Merzbacher reflect on the past season and talk about the state of tennis and what lies ahead for the teams in 2017-18.
Best wishes to Coach Merzbacher who announced his retirement effective the end of this season after 28 years as a D-1 head coach.
Apr 26 Head Football Coach PJ Fleck Looks Ahead to a New Season & Associate AD Scott Ellison Previews the Athetes Village
Gophers Football Head Coach PJ Fleck talks about settling in at the U and his expectations for the coming season. Associate AD Scott Ellison describes the Athletes Village currently under construction and how it will help student-athletes excel on and off the playing field.
After more than three years of service, a fond farewell to co-host, producer, and Dinkytown diehard Mike Gallagher. His goodbye story below and on these airwaves this week, as Matt and Mike look back at their favorite moments from Mike’s time on the show.
What a season the Gophers are having as an athletic department in the spring! Softball has continued to roll since we last checked on them, sitting on an incredible 32-3 record going into their home series against Indiana this weekend, while last week’s guest Justin Karstadt was just named B1G Gymnast of the Year, and this week’s guest, Toby Hanson of Gopher Baseball, has spurred the U on to 10 wins in a row on the diamond. The most recent of those came against NDSU Tuesday, and the Gophers’ RBI leader had a chance to join us postgame to talk about the Maroon and Gold’s pursuit of a second straight B1G title.
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.