A plea hearing will be held in Mankato Wednesday for former Gophers quarterback Phillip Nelson. It comes after he decided to plead guilty to fifth-degree assault for his part in a fight that nearly killed former MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad.
Former Minnesota State University – Mankato football player, Issac Kolstad, has shown signs of improvement after he was treated for a blood clot last week. Kolsatd has been in a coma since he sustained head injury during an assault in downtown Mankato, Minn. roughly a month ago. Kolstad was treated for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur when someone is bedridden and blood does not flow properly.
The latest update on his CaringBridge site says doctors did discover a blood clot, which could be fatal if it embedded in his heart or lungs.
Even though he’s been cleared of child pornography charges, MSU-Mankato’s football coach still faces a suspension.
It’s been a season of heartbreak and hope, adversity and achievement, stunning in both the worst and best of ways. And it’s not over yet for Minnesota State, Mankato.
Their season is one for the record books. Minnesota State University-Mankato is now 11 and 0. But this success hasn’t been easy.
The 17th-ranked Golden Gopher Men’s Hockey team is on the road this weekend at MSU-Mankato. Mike Grimm brings you the thoughts of forward Jay Barriball.