It’s another gem from the Gopher Sports Update archives. Former GSU host Ron Miller interviewed Gophers and Lakers basketball legend Myer “Whitey” Skoog in 2011. Skoog played for the Gophers from 1948-1951. He was a first round NBA draft pick for the Minneapolis Lakers in 1951 and played for six seasons until a back injury forced his retirement. The Lakers won three NBA Championships during Skoog’s first three years on the team. Take a look back into Minnesota basketball history with the man who invented the jump shot.
Gopher Sports Update goes beyond the scores and brings listeners unparalleled access, conversations and profiles of Golden Gopher student athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni.
Over the past 30 years, collegiate athletics have adopted many of the marketing and sponsorship strategies employed by professional sports. Today, college sports venues bear the names of corporate sponsors, and broadcast rights fees are important sources of revenue for athletics departments. A look at the business of college sports with Gophers Deputy Athletics Director John Cunningham.
Jul 19 Gophers Volleyball’s Dalianliz Rosado On Big Ten Foreign Tour & The Minnesota Blades Prepare the Next Generation of College Hockey Players
Gophers volleyball senior Dalianliz Rosado was on the Big Ten Foreign Tour in June. We’ll hear about her travels and competition and the challenges of leaving her home in Puerto Rico to play for Minnesota. Also, a look at a youth hockey association that prepares its athletes for collegiate-level play. Minnesota Blades board member (and U of M Law School alum) Terry Moore talks about the organization’s player development process.
Jul 13 Best of Gopher Sports Update: Former Gopher Women’s Basketball Standout and Current Augsburg College Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Jackie Voit
Last year, former GSU host Mike Gallagher chatted with former Gophers Women’s Basketball player Jackie Voit about her new role as Augsburg College’s assistant women’s basketball coach, reuniting her with Head Coach Ted Riverso who was an assistant coach with the Gophers from 2008-2012.
Next week on Gopher Sports Update, we start a new series of shows. We’ll talk with Gophers soccer player Dalianliz Rosdado who represented the U on the Big Ten Foreign Tour in June.
This week, we’re presenting the best of Gopher Sports Update. Former Gophers basketball great and Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Phillip Flip Saunders passed away in 2015. In late October of that year, former GSU hosts Matt Nelson and Mike Gallagher paid tribute to the late coach.
Most Gophers student-athletes will never play their sports professionally. With that reality in mind, Gophers Athletics provides career and life skills development opportunities for student-athletes. This week on Gopher Sports Update, a conversation with Gophers Assistant Athletics Director for Student Development Peyton Owens.
This week, we present part 2 of our tribute to legendary Gophers Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Roy Griak. Former Gopher Sports Update hosts Matt Nelson and Mike Gallagher showcased Griak’s legacy shortly after his death in 2015. We also hear longtime GSU host Ron Miller’s interview with Griak that aired in 2008.
It’s a “Best of Gopher Sports Update” this week as we look back on the remarkable career of longtime Gophers Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Roy Griak. Coach Griak passed away two years ago. Former GSU hosts Matt Nelson and Mike Gallagher reflected on Griak’s legacy during a July 2015 show. A 2008 interview with Griak was resurrected from the GSU archive.
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.
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.