Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are. From Kwanzaa to hockey, WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus shows us some great events happening this weekend to check out.
Former University of Minnesota hockey star Lou Nanne, now a prominent Gophers booster, has been picked to lead the school’s fundraising campaign for enhanced athletic facilities. The university announced the news on Monday. With a separate practice building for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the top of the list, the Gophers are pursuing $190 million in private money to upgrade their sports programs. Football practice facility renovation is also a high priority. Nanne will lead a new volunteer leadership council that will assist the athletic department in meeting the needs of the athletes, coaches and programs.
Running groups aren’t anything new, but now there’s one taking off in the Twin Cities that gives you a chance to train with Team USA runners as your coach – and it’s all free. Antonio Vega and Andrew Carlson met in college while competing against each other in track and cross country — they both run for TEAM USA Minnesota — but they now work together as coaches.
Interested in fighting off opponents while skating 40 mph downhill on an ice-coated race track outside the Cathedral in St. Paul?
Beach volleyball was created in the United States
Team USA left no doubt to the outcome it its Olympic pool play game against Nigeria in London on Thursday.
A freshman from Augustana College has been chosen to represent Team USA at the North America, Central America and Caribbean Cross Country Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad, later this month.
Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as team USA defeated Mexico 108-67 in the World University Games on Saturday.
The Gopher hockey team plays an exhibition game against an under-18 national team, one that has a heavy dose of Minnesota making up the roster.