The track would reportedly be displaced in plans for a new athletic village. Read more →
The U says federal officials plan to conduct a review of the athletics department. Read more →
This year didn’t spare any sector of Minnesota higher education from headlines.
Campuses in the public, for-profit and nonprofit sectors struggled with crime, labor dissatisfaction, legal troubles or complaints over race relations. Read more →
The U agreed to drop its forced sports ticket-bundling practice after students pushed back and Gov. Mark Dayton said he was “appalled.” Read more →
In a sharply worded letter, Gov. Mark Dayton has asked University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler to drop the U’s practice of bundling football season tickets with those of other sports.
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A couple of students say they can’t necessarily use the tickets they’re forced to buy under the U’s ticket-bundling policy. Read more →
After the recent ruling allowing the unionization of Northwestern University football players, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tells reporters his thoughts on whether full-ride scholarships are enough payment for college athletes: “Guys will say scholarships are good enough. No. No. Because you work for those full scholarships. You qualify academically, and if you don’t Read more →
Amy Perko, the executive director of the Knight Commission, puts into national perspective its data showing that in 20011 the University of Minnesota spent close to $200,000 for the average scholarship football player — an increase from $108,000 six years prior: “The pattern that clearly emerges is that athletic spending is rising rapidly, while academic Read more →
In a Twin Cities Business profile of University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, former Gopher sports radio color analyst Dave Mona captures both the huge challenge Teague faces as a fund-raiser — and the skills his team has that might pull it off: “They are going to have to identify people who they haven’t Read more →
Joel Larsen, interim assistant athletic director for marketing and promotion for St. Cloud State University, tells the St. Cloud Times about the university’s plans to use $4.8 million to create a 24-hour sports channel: “This is a platform that not even the University of Minnesota has. This a television channel that anybody that gets Charter Read more →