U Of M Settles Harassment Complaints For Nearly $300,000Newly released documents show the University of Minnesota paid nearly $300,000 to settle sexual harassment complaints against a former athletic director.
Search Narrows For University Of Minnesota Athletic DirectorThe search for the University of Minnesota's next athletic director has been narrowed down to four candidates.
Kaler Announces Search Firm, Committee For Gophers ADUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday that the school has retained the Turnkey Search firm to assist in the hire of its next athletic director.
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.