In a press conference scheduled for this afternoon, Land O' Lakes and the University of Minnesota will announce a ten-year, $25,000,000.00 donation to build the Athletics Village Excellence Center and generally bolster Golden Gopher athletics. Here's what they're saying about it:
Land O' Lakes Pledges $25 Million
A historic gift from the Arden Hills, MN company will fund the new Student Athlete Excellence Center at the heart of the new Athletic Village.
Here are some throwback facilities-wishing stories that you might find interesting. I sure did.
To the east, our
Bagder Badger friends are living through a head scratching start to the season. Does their coach know which of his players are injured? Does he care? Should he? What to about it? Here are my answers in order: hard to say; doesn't appear that he cares too much; well, probably; sit back and enjoy. For example, here's a link to sister site Bucky's Fifth Quarter, who has dedicated an entire story stream to Joel Stave having the "yips." Try not to get taken in by his Nordic visage. And there's this: What the Heck Is Going On. Smirk at Wisconsin with me.
Here are some other links about schools that I hate.
North Dakota State football upsets Iowa State | Star Tribune Good on you for beating Iowa, NDSU, now go away.
Coach: Players suspended, captains removed in underage drinking party | Star Tribune Good going, little brothers.
Here's your daily dose of quarterback coverage on our side of the river.
And your news of Jeff Jones eligibility saga:
And closing it all out, other stuff:
This is old, but it's just cool anyway.