Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Here in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota History Center hosted a celebration and awards program. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped by to congratulate the honorees. But the findings of a new report show a major setback for female coaches at colleges and universities.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill was in TCU coach Gary Patterson’s wedding a decade ago. The two coaches are good friends, even though the fellow Kansas natives have never been on the same staff together. When Kill left Pittsburg State (Kansas) after the 1987 season, it was Patterson who filled the vacancy on coach Dennis Franchione’s staff.
Harrison Smith might get a tip from head coach Mike Zimmer, or defensive coordinator George Edwards will have something to say. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is always available to help.
If you have a child in youth sports, there are few things more satisfying and exciting than watching them play. And there are few things more disheartening than watching an adult get out of control.
Ray Detlof of the High School Girls Hockey Coaches Association talks with Dave.
The Governor has proclaimed today to be “BOB McDONALD DAY IN MINNESOTA.” Dave Lee caught up with Coach this morning.
The Michigan State-Ohio State matchup in the Big Ten championship game already is set, and the Buckeyes are two-touchdown favorites against rival Michigan on Saturday. The real drama in the Big Ten this week might be in the three trophy games — Iowa at Nebraska, Northwestern at Illinois and Purdue at Indiana.
Big Ten football coaches say there aren’t very many places where they can unload frustrations about fans, reporters or anyone else without paying a price. On Tuesday’s weekly call with reporters, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said that about the only person a coach can vent to in confidence is his wife. And he joked that that isn’t a sure thing.
In a ballroom in a downtown Minneapolis hotel sit the brightest young minds in college basketball. It’s an exclusive event. You can’t buy or even win your way in – you have to be invited to Villa 7. Mike Ellis is the Gophers associate athletic director and founder of Villa 7
The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.
The annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association convention brings both the Gopher coaches and the high school coaches to one setting where they talk football, and remember why they coach the game they love.
The state hockey tournament means a little father-son bonding time between Conor and Ryan Lund. As a parent and a coach, he’s already seen how heated things can heated on and off the ice.
After their second straight last-place finish, the Minnesota Twins shook up their coaching staff.
Jeff Pauletti is defending himself against what he claims are lies, and at the same time, defending other coaches under fire by what he says are overzealous parents.
Leslie Frazier has one person on his coaching staff dedicated to watching replays and a couple of others who help out to make sure that he is notified when a call on the field has the potential to be overturned.
On most college campuses: who’s got more power? The president or the head football coach? At Penn State the answer is fairly clear: it was the head coach. So do college coaches have too much power?
The Minnesota Golden Gophers got a huge emotional lift when Jerry Kill returned to practice five days after suffering a seizure on the sidelines in a loss to New Mexico State.
Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier says Vikings coaches stand firmly behind their owners in the NFL labor dispute and were not consulted before the NFL Coaches Association filed a brief supporting the players.
Two former high school girls’ basketball coaches in northwestern Minnesota have pleaded not guilty to charges they fondled two players and offered them alcohol.
The head coach of the Elk River High School football team says he feels terribly about the hazing incident that led to the suspensions of several players.
Six coaches punished for incident that resulted in four players being kicked off team.