Gopher Sports Update

Gopher Sports Update goes beyond the scores and brings listeners unparalleled access, conversations and profiles of Golden Gopher student athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni.

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.

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Apr 12 Gopher Sports Update’s Goodbye to Gags

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.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 10.39.10 PM

Apr 5 Gopher Baseball Junior First Baseman Toby Hanson

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.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 11.13.19 PM

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