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Podcast Page: 2-3-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday…..click the link above to listen to Erik Paulsen discuss vaccinations, President Obama’s Budget and more.

02/03/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Darrell Thompson Of Bolder Options

Darrell Thompson is the executive director for Bolder Options. It’s an organization that lines kids up with adult mentors that also includes sports. It’s what makes Thompson this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

02/03/2015

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With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80

Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.

01/17/2015

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Gophers Get Down To Business As Bowl Game Nears

It’s down to business for the Gophers football squad. The University of Minnesota team is on the ground in Orlando, Florida ahead of its Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl matchup with Missouri. The Gophers were headed to a high school field Friday for a 75-minute practice.

12/26/2014

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Gophers Fans Getting More Flights To Citrus Bowl

There is a lot of excitement over the University of Minnesota’s football team’s upcoming appearance at the Citrus Bowl — so much so that there’s a shortage of flights to Florida.

12/18/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Tells Of Recovery From Near Fatal Fight

On Monday, for the first time, Isaac Kolstad shared his own story with WCCO.

12/15/2014

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J Robinson’s Camp Is All About The Meaning Of Hard Work

Gopher Wrestling coach J Robinson has built a legendary 28-day wrestling camp, where kids come across the country for a month straight of training. But the training is not what you might think.

07/08/2014

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Gopher Maverick Ahanmisi Plays ‘Best Basketball’ During Final Season’s Final Games

When DeAndre Mathieu got hurt, Maverick Ahanmisi got his chance he’d been waiting his entire college career for. In what could have been the senior’s last college game, he scored a career-high 21 points in the Gophers’ opening-round win over High Point University.

03/22/2014

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Gopher Women To Host No. 21 Purdue

The Gopher women’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament chances could be at stake when Minnesota hosts No. 21 Purdue Thursday night.

02/19/2014

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Sophomore Ellenson Leaves Minn. Basketball Team

Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program. Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino says the team respects Ellenson’s decision. The university announced his decision Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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Off-The-Court Work Earns Elliott Eliason Time On It

Elliott Eliason has been forced to be patient as he prepared, grew into his body. What has emerged is a new player, a new coaching staff says it started not with basketball concepts but with off-the-court concepts.

01/21/2014

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U Of M Promotes O’Brien To Senior Associate AD

The University of Minnesota has promoted associate athletic director and director of football operations Dan O’Brien.

01/13/2014

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Gopher Fans Revved Up For Bunyan Axe Battle

Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”

11/22/2013

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Former Gopher Part Of Lawsuit Against NCAA

A former Gopher football player is part of a new class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Joey Balthazor Jr. was a linebacker for the Gophers from 2009 to 2012. He is joining two other former college players to force the NCAA to establish a medical monitoring fund.

11/19/2013

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Gophers Vs. Northwestern: Tracy Claeys’ Chance To Lead U

The Gopher football team takes on Northwestern on Saturday searching for Minnesota’s first Big Ten win. It will most likely be defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ first time as acting head coach in Jerry Kill’s absence, as the head coach is in the midst of an indefinite leave to manage his epilepsy.

10/15/2013

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Longtime Gopher Athletics Employee Celebrates 50 Years

Ninety-year-old Roy Griak served as head coach of the Minnesota men’s cross country and track and field for 33 years, from 1963-1996.

09/17/2013

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Gophers’ Leading WR Barker Quits Team

Minnesota receiver A.J. Barker quit the team Sunday in a blistering email to coach Jerry Kill that he subsequently made public through his personal blog, the messy fallout triggered by their conflict about the treatment of the junior’s sprained right ankle.

11/18/2012

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Gophers: Saul Smith Placed On Unpaid Leave After DUI Arrest

The University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach and head coach Tubby Smith’s son, Saul Smith, has been placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

10/21/2012

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Catching Up With 2 Quarterbacks: Weber & Jackson

They are NFL quarterbacks with Minnesota ties: Adam Weber and Tarvaris Jackson.

07/21/2012

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Teammates Rally For Former Gopher Diagnosed With Leukemia

Eight months ago, a former Minnesota Gopher athlete got the shock of his life. Rob Smith learned he has an aggressive cancer.

04/17/2012

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Good Question: What’s Winning Worth In College Sports?

When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.

04/02/2012

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Dayton: March 20 Is Gopher Women’s Hockey Day

Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 20, 2012, to be Gopher Women’s Hockey National Champions Day after the Gophers beat Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA championship game.

03/19/2012

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Gophers Lose Freshman Kayla Hirt To Knee Injury

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has suffered a big blow even before the games have begun.

10/17/2011

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Gopher Head Coach Suffers Seizures On The Sidelines

Gopher head coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure due to heat complications on the sidelines of TCF Bank Stadium during the final seconds of Saturday’s home opener game against the New Mexico State.

09/10/2011

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Future Gopher QB Looks To End High School On A High

A future Gopher quarterback wants to end his Lakeville high school career with style.

08/20/2011

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