At long last, Minnesota will finally get the chance to host an outdoor NHL game next season. The Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the NHL’s two “Stadium Series” games. The match-up is set for Feb. 21, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. “A real thrill,” Wild CEO Matt Majka said. “And happiness. And a little relief maybe, too, because we’ve been waiting a long time.”
The University of Minnesota has raised $65 million toward the athletic facilities campaign, roughly one-third of the original goal.
The countdown to touchdown is officially underway as the Minnesota Gophers take off for Florida Thursday to play in the Citrus Bowl. They face number 16-ranked Missouri. The two teams square off on New Year’s Day at noon on national television. The coaches and players arrived on campus around 8:30 a.m. with their luggage in tow.
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University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague announced Monday that Marlene Stollings has been named the Gophers’ new women’s basketball coach. Stollings comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth and replaces Pam Borton, who was let go on March 28 after the Gophers lost to South Dakota State in the third round of the WNIT.
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Minnesota has given football coach Jerry Kill a raise and another year on his contract. The university announced Saturday that Kill’s deal was extended through the 2018 season and that he’ll make $2.1 million in 2014, a big spike from his previous salary of $1.2 million. That was the lowest in the Big Ten. Athletic director Norwood Teague had promised for months the contract would be restructured.
Winning games means more money for Gopher Basketball Coach Richard Pitino. Sid has the details….click the above link to listen.
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Gophers and Badgers meet tonight in the border battle at Williams Arena. Listen to what the AD says about Coach Pitino.
Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, along with Gopher men’s coach Don Lucia and women’s coach Brad Frost, will shoot pucks into the net and “light the lamp,” signifying the start of the 10-day festival. The ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m.
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Gopher AD talks with Sid about Gopher Basketball and Jerry Kill’s contract. Click the link to listen back!
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Gopher athletic director Norwood Teague said Thursday that head football coach Jerry Kill will be stepping away indefinitely from his on-the-field duties to focus on treating and better managing his epilepsy.
Two days after his latest seizure on the sidelines, Gopher football coach Jerry Kill was back at work. And the U’s athletic director said he supports the coach “100 percent.” The coach was taken off the field at halftime of Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the third time in three years that he’s had to miss part of a game because of his epilepsy. It’s uncharted territory for a major college sports program, having this happen so frequently and so publicly.
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The University of Minnesota has put a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball programs in a priority group of sports projects on campus estimated to cost $190 million. Athletic director Norwood Teague presented the plan Wednesday to the Board of Regents. He said the money would be raised solely by private funding.