2015 In Review: The Year In Local SportsMinnesota doesn't seem to lack anything in having big sports stories over the course of a year, and 2015 was no exception. Here's a look back at the crazy year that was Minnesota sports.
U Of M President Kaler Releases Action Plan After Athletics Dept. InvestigationUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler promised greater oversight of athletics department spending Friday after an internal auditor found frequent policy violations under former athletic director Norwood Teague, and Kaler said his administration will consider discipline for employees who received improper reimbursements for expenses.
Probe Largely Clears 'U' Athletics Dept. In Teague CaseThe University of Minnesota athletics department didn't know about inappropriate conduct by athletic director Norwood Teague before his abrupt resignation for sexual harassment, according to an external review Tuesday that also found no fault with the department's "general climate" on sexual harassment.
'U' Email Reveals Investigation Into Possible Football Player MisconductThe University of Minnesota has investigated a series of sexual misconduct allegations against Gopher football players that it says did not result in criminal charges. An internal university email does not identify the players involved in the incidents, or when they happened.
Gopher Football Players Accused In 2 Incidents Of Sexual Assault, HarassmentUniversity of Minnesota athletic officials were notified this summer about a "concerning pattern" of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Gopher football players over the past year, according to an email obtained through an open records request.
'U' Associate Athletic Director On Leave Amid AllegationsUniversity of Minnesota senior associate athletic director Mike Ellis is stepping aside after complaints were lodged against him. According to a spokesperson for the university, Mike Ellis, who was a hand-picked associate of athletic director Norwood Teague, had been recently named in five anonymous complaints.
U Of Minnesota President Takes Responsibility For Hiring TeagueUniversity of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he takes "full responsibility" for hiring Norwood Teague as the Gophers' athletic director. Kaler told WCCO-AM Wednesday he hired Teague and that he takes "full responsibility for doing that. That's my job."
Firm That Vetted U Of M Athletic Director Deflects CriticismThe search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota's athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.
Talking Points: Protecting Victims Of Sexual HarassmentSome lawmakers say Minnesota laws may need to be changed to help protect victims of sexual harassment.
Minnesota President: Additional Complaints Against TeagueUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says the school has received "a small number" of additional complaints of sexual harassment by Norwood Teague since the athletic director resigned.
4 Things To Know: Norwood Teague Documents, Stephen Colbert & MoreFrom Trans-Siberian Orchestra to CBS Late Night to plus size clothing, here's a look at the top four stories for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Docs Show 'U' Paid Search Firm $112K To Recruit Norwood TeagueThe University of Minnesota paid a search firm more than $112,000 in 2012 to find and help recruit Norwood Teague as athletic director. Teague resigned earlier this month after two women came forward with sexual harassment claims against him.