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STA’s Legendary Athletic Director Gone, But Far From Forgotten

Jack Zahr came to St. Thomas Academy out of college 36 years ago and ascended to the job of athletic director. Eleven days ago, a massive stroke left the 58-year-old in hospice care. The school’s leader died on Tuesday night, leaving an institution in shock, and a legacy not soon forgotten.

09/11/2013

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Washburn HS Principal Removed, Reassigned

Washburn High School’s principal of six years has been removed from her post and reassigned within the Minneapolis school district.

04/12/2013

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Teague Says Pitino Was A Candidate All Along

Just over a week after making his first big hire at Minnesota, athletic director Norwood Teague says he couldn’t be happier to have landed Richard Pitino as his basketball coach.

04/11/2013

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Walk-Out Expected At Washburn H.S. Monday

Some Minneapolis high school students could be planning to walk out of school Monday to show their support for a faculty member who may be about to be fired.

04/08/2013

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Source: Flip Saunders Declines Gophers Coaching Offer

Flip Saunders has declined the offer to coach the Gopher men’s basketball team, Mike Max has confirmed after talking to a school source.

03/30/2013

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Parent Still Furious After Westonka AD Resigns Over ‘Harlem Shake’ Flak

The activities director of Westonka Public Schools has resigned following the prolonged controversy over the suspension of a group of students following their “Harlem Shake” music video.

03/12/2013

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Norwood Teague Takes Over As Gopher Athletic Director

It’s off to work on Monday for the new athletic director at the University of Minnesota. Norwood Teague got the job back in April.

06/18/2012

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Maturi Reflects On His Time As Gophers Athletic Director

Joel Maturi’s tenure is almost over as the University of Minnesota’s athletic director. Maturi recently took some time to look back at a life lived, where often times work had to come before everything else.

06/13/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes For April 14, 2012

There’s some Vikings stadium talk, some Gopher athletic director talk and some Minnesota Wild trade talk that’s all part of this week’s news and notes.

04/14/2012

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Dungy Not Interested In Being Minnesota AD

Former NFL head coach and University of Minnesota standout Tony Dungy has dropped by spring practice to talk to the Gophers team.

04/03/2012

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‘U’ Announces Panel In Search For New Athletic Director

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced Tuesday that a 21-member advisory committee and a four-member search committee will help in the process of finding the school’s new athletic director.

02/21/2012

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Gopher Coaches Reflect On Working For Joel Maturi

Maturi’s record with hiring high profile coaches was one big subject of debate during his tenure as athletic director.

02/02/2012

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Joel Maturi To Step Down As ‘U’ Athletic Director

University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi will leave his post when his contract expires this summer.

02/02/2012

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The Man Behind UMD’s Championship Wins

Do you want to talk about successful runs? How about coaching a football team to a national title and then overseeing a team that wins a national title in hockey?

04/18/2011

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Maturi Wants To Make A Splash With New Coach

Athletic director Joel Maturi insists Minnesota has all the resources and amenities to attract a big-time football coach to resurrect a program that hasn’t been to the Rose Bowl in nearly 50 years.

10/18/2010