Former Wisconsin hockey icon Bob Suter passed away Tuesday at the age of 57. The former Badger standout played at Wisconsin from 1975-79 and was a member of UW's 1977 NCAA championship team.
Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one. Welcome to the consistently trending topic of concussions in the national dialogue. The media coverage has gone from simmer to sizzle on the impact of concussions in the past half-decade and awareness of the issue is transforming in to a seemingly fever pitch on the subject. It shouldn’t surprise you that the Big Ten Conference is one of the leaders
The Big Ten office announced the dates and opponents for the 2014-15 hockey season today, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six Big Ten hockey schools – Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. The schedule concludes with the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held March 19-21, 2015, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. [ MORE: View the complete 2014-15 Big Ten hockey schedule (PDF) ] The 2014-15 Big Ten hockey schedule will feature 60 games beginning in late November, with the majority of contests being played on Friday and Saturday. The
Jeff Sauer admits he was not initially ecstatic over the prospect of coaching the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “They came to me and asked if I’d be interested. I wasn’t real excited about getting back into coaching again. I liked the administrative side of things,” he says. Sauer, 71, coached Division I hockey at Colorado College (1971-1982) and Wisconsin (1982-2002). He won two national championships in Madison, and his 655 career wins are seventh most on the all-time list. Sauer had nothing left to prove in coaching, but taking on the sled team gave him new energy. “I was on
In its 12th championship game appearance in program history, No. 1 Minnesota fell to Union 7-4 on Saturday night in a fast-paced affair that featured nearly 90 combined shots on net. The national title marked Union’s first, while the Gophers were shooting for their sixth. Four Gophers found the back of the net, with Justin Kloos putting the Gophers on the scoreboard first 2:37 into the action. Sam Warning, Taylor Cammarata and Hudson Fasching followed with goals. Adam Wilcox, who allowed all six Union goals, tallied 41 saves. Watch all of Minnesota highlights: UNION 7, MINNESOTA 4 | RECAP
Earlier this week, Illinois basketball coach John Groce participated as the “celebrity contestant” for the “Shoot the Puck” contest during intermission of the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks. Groce and Illinois are fresh off a 20-15 season and an NIT berth in his second season. Watch the video in this post to see how he did.
Minnesota scored the game-winning goal against North Dakota with less than second left to win the Gophers’ NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament semifinal Thursday night in Philadelphia. Minnesota (28-6-6) advances to play Union College (N.Y.) for the championship on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal Thursday. The Golden Gophers withstood a fierce North Dakota power play near the end of regulation time, then countered with a late rush to score the game-winner shorthanded. Minnesota’s Justin Holl netted the goal with 0.6 seconds left assisted by Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei. It was Holl’s
Justin Kloos scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and Hobey Baker Award finalist Adam Wilcox continued his great season in net with a 24-save shutout as No. 1/2 Minnesota defeated No. 8 St. Cloud State 4-0 in the 2014 NCAA West Regional final at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sunday night, sealing the Golden Gophers 21st trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. Kloos, who finished the weekend with three goals in two games, was named the West Regional Most Outstanding Player by the media following the game. Minnesota will find a familiar foe waiting in the
To encourage students to engage with science in their daily lives, there was a public demonstration on campus at the University of Iowa recently. Professors at Purdue recently launched an innovative renewable energy company. This year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture were recently announced by the University of Minnesota’s College of Food. On April 11, the University of Nebraska’s Behlen Observatory will be open to the public. Penn State 2013 Philanthropists of the Year Tracy and Ted McCourtney endowed the Penn State Institute for Democracy with a significant gift. Congratulations to Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers for advancing to the
Though cliché, calling No. 1/2 Minnesota’s 7-3 victory over Robert Morris a team victory is certainly appropriate. Of the 18 Gopher skaters who played in Saturday’s NCAA West Regional game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., 13 notched at least one point, led by the two-goal effort of captain Nate Condon. Condon’s second goal, a shorthanded, empty-netter late in the third period, marked the senior’s 100th career point in the Maroon & Gold. While Minnesota controlled the majority of the game, doubling up Robert Morris in shots on goal (50-25), the Colonials made the Gophers work into the