Sports briefs: Teague to present ‘Athletics Update’ at Lowell Inn


Teague to present ‘Athletics Update’ at Lowell Inn

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association, along with the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club and the Stillwater Noon Rotary Club, are co-sponsoring a “Gopher Athletics Update” presented by U of M Athletics Director Norwood Teague on Tuesday, April 16 at the Lowell Inn in downtown Stillwater. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m., and include a buffet dinner and cash bar. Cost is $25 per person and prepayment is required.

Interested parties can RSVP — the deadline is Friday, April 12 — with Donabelle Hansen at 651-439-6918 or [email protected] More information about the U of M Alumni Association is available at

Teague was named the U of M’s director of athletics last spring following six years as AD at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since his arrival in Minnesota, Teague has directed a comprehensive review of the U of M’s athletic facilities and will present a preview of those findings in addition to answering questions about the status of athletics at the university.

Gagliardi to speak at M.V.P. banquet on April 23

Legendary St. John’s University football coach John Gagliardi and his son and offensive coordinator Jim Gagliardi will be the guest speakers for the M.V.P. (Men. Value. Purpose.) banquet on Tuesday, April 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater. John Gagliardi, who retired this past fall, ended his coaching career with the most victories in college football history with a 489-138-11 record.

The menu for the event, which will take place in the Garden Room starting at 6 p.m., includes foot-long hot dogs with all the fixings. For questions or additional information, please contact Julie Jolivette at 651-439-7400, ext. 108, or via email at [email protected] Tickets are $20 and on-line registration (by April 19) is available at