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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Former NDSU AD Gene Taylor is a Candidate for UMN AD

According to the Startribune, former NDSU AD Gene Taylor is one of the candidates for the University of Minnesota Athletic Director position. Another name that sticks out is Bill Robertson, the Commissioner of the WCHA. It will be interesting to see who gets the job.

Here's the list of the candidates.

Phil Esten, Penn State deputy AD
Sean Frazier, Northern Illinois AD
Beth Goetz, Gophers interim AD
David Gutzke, U.S. Bank senior VP
Pete Najarian, CNBC stock analyst
Bill Robertson, WCHA commissioner
Bob Stein, Minneapolis attorney
Gene Taylor, Iowa deputy AD

Taylor spent 13 years as North Dakota State’s AD, leading the transition from Division II to Division I, where almost every sport there has succeeded, with the exception of women’s basketball. The football team has won five consecutive Football Championship Subdivision titles. Taylor, 58, who hails from Safford, Ariz., also worked for the Naval Academy. He has made no secret that his goal is to become a Power Five conference AD.

Craig Thompson, Mountain West commissioner

Friday, August 07, 2015

Norwood Teague Resigns as AD at UMN

Whoops! The University of Minnesota will be looking for a new athletic director after Northwood Teague resigned today.

Per the Star Tribune:
At a press conference Friday, university president Eric Kaler said there was also harassment of a "verbal and a physical nature" at the event. Kaler said he would not be more specific.

The texts were later released to the media, and they contained graphic content.

In a text message sent to Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins and several other media members, Teague said: "At a recent University event, I had entirely too much to drink. I behaved badly toward nice people, including sending truly inappropriate texts. I am embarrassed and apologize for my offensive behavior. This behavior neither reflects my true character nor the values of the University.

"I am extremely proud of our accomplishments during my tenure here, and I don’t want my personal life to impact the University’s reputation. I have taken immediate steps to obtain help with my alcohol issues, and I take full responsibility for my actions."

Monday, February 07, 2011

Don Adam gets the call right - No Goal!

This is the goal that has gotten much discussion on the internet and on Watching the video I have to respectfully disagree with FSN analyst Kevin Gorg this was not a goal, Don Adam made the right call, the UMD player's hook should not have caused Nico Sacchetti to take out the goalie. In my opinion Sacchetti makes no effort to not run into the goalie and therefore interfered with the UMD goalie.