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.

Jun 16 Remembering Legendary Gophers Coach Roy Griak

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.




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.