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U of M Weekend in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss out on being a part of University of Minnesota Weekend in Washington, D.C., October 14-16.

The weekend will be full of festivities for alumni, fans and supporters. Stay connected with a ‘Sota Social on Friday and the official fan tailgate prior to the football game against Maryland on Saturday.

The Alumni Association is hosting official fan events as well as a travel package open to all fans. A land package includes two nights at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Washington, D.C. Stay with us near the best D.C. attractions including monuments, the White House, museums and restaurants. The trip also includes the official tailgate and round trip transportation to the stadium in College Park, Maryland.

A tailgate only option is also available. The official Gopher fan tailgate will be held at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center. It is across the street from the stadium for easy access to the game. In addition to the opportunity to celebrate with Gopher fans in a location across the street from the stadium, the pre-game celebration will include a program with University dignitaries, the spirit squads, Goldy, and a full buffet. A cash bar will be available.

Stay tuned for additional opportunities to engage with fellow Gopher alumni outside of the football game.

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Gopher women win again! Sixth NCAA Hockey title, third in four years. Read more, see photos and video.


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BTN Analyst Glen Mason on Minnesota
Former Gopher Coach Glen Mason breaks down the 2015 Minnesota football team.

Q&A with Jon Christenson
Find out what Jon Christenson is like off the field.

Gopher Sports: Ellis Mannon
On balance, Ellis Mannon is elite
By Pat Borzoi

Gopher Sports
Coach Marlene Stollings’s plan to bring the show back to the Barn

Homecoming: 100 Years of Just About Everything
The Homecoming tradition began 100 years ago at the University of Minnesota with something closer to a whimper than a bang. 
By Tim Brady

Gopher Sports: From Captain to Coach
Mike Sherels: From Gopher captain to Gopher coach, plus brawn and brains and the football schedule
by Rick Moore

Gopher Sports: Power Play
It's hard to say who's helping whom in the M.A.G.I.C. program
By Andy Steiner

Gopher Sports
Still At Home in the Barn
By Pat Borzi

High Hoops
Richard Pitino Brings a Champion’s Pedigree to the Barn.
By Chuck Benda

Ra'Shede's Moment
Degree nearly in hand and turmoil behind him, senior defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman is poised to shine.
by Pat Borzi
Photograph by Eric Moore

Gopher Sports
Softball player Tyler Walker’s tribute to No. 42

Gopher Sports
Troy Larson's choice of M.D. over M.L.B.

2012 Football Schdule
Gophers open in Las Vegas!

NIT Pep Rally in NYC
The pep rally at Irish Times in New York is underway!

Gopher Sports
Pitcher Sara Moulton is in the zone, a diamond in the rough, and other Gopher sports news.
Edited by Cynthia Scott

Gopher Sports
Basketball's Nicole Mastey, hockey's border-to-border domination, portrayals of female athletes, and more Gopher sports news

Alumni Halftime Interviews
Click the link above to listen to Mp3 interviews with distinguished alumni, interviewed at halftime of Gopher football games.

Coach Kill Recovering
After collapsing on the sidelines near the end of Saturday's game, Jerry Kill is recovering at the hospital:
- Practice by Wednesday?
- May coach Saturday
- Minnesota Daily background

Upset in the Making?
Pat Forde of ESPN predicts a Gopher win Saturday!

Other football previews

2011 Gopher Football Preview
Everything you need to know about the dawn of a new era of Gopher football: Jerry and the Playmakers, Teamwork Well-Done, Kick-off Confidential
by Cynthia Scott

Gopher Sports: Triple Crowns
Tough love at Gopher football spring training, being mindful about women and concussions, and more!
Gopher Sports is edited by Cynthia Scott

Football Headlines
Kill takes 'plain talk' to Mankato
The new Gopher coach visited three Minnesota alumni chapters to talk football.

QBs on the Run

A look at the Big Ten's new trend - running quarterbacks, plus Gopher football insights.

Gophersports.com recap, quotes, video
Players Will Earn Time - Minnesota Daily
Weeding Out - StarTribune
Conditioning, Academic Issues Galore - Pioneer Press
Talk about it:

Jerry Kill Visits Florida Alumni
Read Doogie Wolfenson's recap of football coach
Jerry Kill's visit to Florida here: Kill Is Here to Stay

Recruiting Time!
As Minnesota lines up football recruits for
Wednesday's national signing day, local media
previews coaches and recruiting news:
Q&A with new D coach
Offensive Smarts - Profile of new Gopher football coordinator Matt Limegrover.
Recruiting on Instinct - Jerry Kill relies little value in ratings, more on heart.
Signing Day Central - Gophersports.com will launch a site Wednesday for the latest official news.

Kill is #1 BCS Hire
SBNation.com ranks Jerry Kill the best (least risky) hire among BCS team with new head football coaches
in this very funny column

Kill Assembling a Staff
His long-time coordinators seem likely to follow him, according to the StarTribune.

Recruiting is Recruiting
Jerry Kill is up to the task, he tells the Pioneer Press.

Can Kill Win at Minn?
Associated Press content (from Washington Post site) on whether Jerry Kill can succeed with the Gopher football program.

Jerry Kill: Day Two
StarTribune stories:
Working to sway the jury
Analysis of Kill's style
Bruininks calls out former players for negativity
Editorial: Realism

Pioneer Press Gopher football page

Minnesota Daily: Avoiding Overkill
Minnesota Daily: Get Recruiting

Jerry Kill Named Coach

U of M Video links
Press Conference replay
First meeting with players

Mum's the Word
Joel Maturi is keeping his cards close to his vest.

Patrick Reusse: Gophers Need a Jolt
A proven winner and high-profile character is needed to bring interest back, he argues.

The Cupboard Is NOT Bare
Experts say the Gophers have a good amount of talent among their returning players, according to the Pioneer Press' Marcus Fuller.

Off-Tackle Empire's Rundown
A lengthy blog post regarding the top candidates and their li8klihood and fit with Minnesota.

Mike Leach?
Former Texas Tech coach wants the job, according to StarTribune's Phil Miller. An accompanying survey says fans would approve.

More Names!?
Just a few days after saying it was down to five names, Doogie Wolfenson adds six more possibilities.

Lots of Guesses, Few Facts
Phil Miller of the StarTribune discusses the rumor mill surrounding the Gopher football couching job.

Candidate Profiles
Gopher Illustrated offers a handful of profiles of the top candidates being mentioned.

Nearing an End?
Fox-9 speculates that AD Joel Maturi's absence at the men's basketball game Nov. 29 means he was out interviewing or recruiting a new football coach.

Will Horton Be Back?
Pioneer Press beat writer Marcus Fuller thinks he's made his case to be on the new coach's staff.

Buyouts an Obstacle
The StarTribune reports that buying out a current football coach's contract could be difficult for the athletics department, as they are still paying off loans to pay former coaches who were terminated.

Doogie's Top Five
KSTP's Darren "Doogie" Wolfenson dsicusses the five names to watch as the Gopher football coaching search enters its final phase in this blog post.

A Good Year To Be Hiring
Joel Maturi has few competitors this fall as he looks for the next Gopher football coach, the StarTribune says in this article.

Two StarTribune Takes
Two StarTribune Takes on the Coach Search:
-Dennis Brackin: Hire a proven winner
-Phil Miller: Hire a "rising star"

Maturi Likes the Candidates
Athletic Director Joel Maturi is excited about the pool of candidates emerging in the coaching search, according to this StarTribune article.

Ten Things to Know About the Coaching Search
A StarTribune look at the U's 'Help Wanted' sign. Plus, KSTP-TV's Joe Schmit gives his Scoop on the coach and chats with president Bruininks .

K-State President Gives Advice
Kansas State President Jon Wefald tells Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press that if they can win a Big 12 title at his school, Minnesota can and should win a Big Ten title again.

Will Race Be a Factor?
U alum and Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy (B.A. '68)  is disappointed there are no African-American coaches in the Big Ten, according to the StarTribune.

Search Firm to Help Find Next Coach
Parker Executive Search, an Atlanta law firm that helped bring Tubby Smith to Minnesota, will help Athletic Director Joel Maturi search for the next football coach, the StarTribune reports

U Wants to Revisit Alcohol in Stadium
President Bruininks says he'd like to see more discussion of allowing alcohol sales in certain areas of TCF Bank Stadium. Read the StarTribune article here.

Bruininks Speaks
U President Bob Bruininks talks about the coaching search in this StarTribune interview and this Pioneer Press interview. Charley Walters says not everyone is happy with the process.

Costs of the Coaching Switch
Minnepolis Business Journal looks at the costs of firing and hiring a football coach.

Jeff Horton Moves Ahead
Interim head coach is looking to keep players focused and having fun for the rest of the season in this StarTribune article.

A Message to Gopher Football Fans and Alumni
A message from Phil Esten, Alumni CEO, about supporting the process and the team.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
The Pioneer Press' take on Tim Brewster's tenure, includes a lengthy photo slide show and a timeline of the Brewster era.

The Right Man Is Out There
Pat Reusse insists it's possible to win at Minnesota.

Tim Brewster Relieved of Coaching Duties
Now more than ever, your continued support is needed for Golden Gopher Football.

Big Ten Kickoff at Homecoming
Minnesota football kicks off the Big Ten season Saturday with the Homecoming game. Preview the game on the athletics Web site

'Mini-Pack,' Single-Game Tickets Announced
Gopher Football, Men’s Hockey, and Men’s Basketball Tickets On Sale Now!

She's the Champ
Kelci Bryant won the NCAA 3-meter diving title Friday, March 19. Read our profile and see exclusive video.

Game Day Pictures and Video
See Photos and Video from Game Day in our News From the U section.

Football Comes Home
magazine's special coverage of TCF Bank Stadium, opening September 12 on campus, includes almost a dozen stories and several online-only features.

Memorial Stadium exhibit, Web site open
A Memorial Stadium History Project launched this week comprising both a Web site and a physical exhibit at the Elmer L. Anderson Library on the University's West Bank campus.

Stadium Update: Out in the Open
The U makes sure its neighbors weigh in on stadium concerns. From the May-June 2009 issue of Minnesota magazine.

Stadium Update: Honoring Service and Sacrifice
When the Gophers return to campus this fall in the new TCF Bank Stadium, the University of Minnesota will be restoring more than just the tradition of on-campus football. They’ll also be renewing their commitment to honor veterans. From the March-April 2009 issue of Minnesota magazine.

Stadium Update: Going for the Green
Forget the old adage that good things come in small packages. When the 50,000-seat TCF Bank Stadium opens in September 2009, it will be one of only a handful of LEED-certified stadiums in the country, that is, a green stadium. From the January-February issue of Minnesota magazine.

Stadium Update: Tribal Tribute
Lofty both in design and significance, a tribute to Minnesota’s Native communities—plans for which were unveiled at the Board of Regents meeting in September—will grace the main entrance to TCF Bank Stadium. From the November-December 2008 issue of Minnesota magazine.

Stadium Update: Marching Home
No matter how you measure it, 117 years is a long time to go without a permanent home. For more than a century, the University of Minnesota Marching Band has had to share its rehearsal facility. From The September-October 2008 issue of Minnesota magazine.

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