Athletic Communications

As the state's only Division I institution, the University of Minnesota athletic department generates a high level of public interest and media coverage. Golden Gopher student-athletes are featured on television, radio, websites and in magazines and newspapers nationwide.

The University of Minnesota Athletic Communications office handles all media requests for Golden Gopher coaches and student-athletes. Media should contact the appropriate sport contact for information regarding access.

To obtain official University of Minnesota logos and high-resolution mugs and action photos, media should contact the Athletic Communications office at 612-625-4090 or gophers@umn.edu.

To obtain credentials, please click here.

Phone / Fax
(612) 625-4090 / (612) 625-0359

Mailing Address
Athletic Communications, 244 BFAB, 516 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Athletic Communications Staff

Werle Chris Werle
Associate A.D./
Strategic Communications
Biography | Email
Rovnak Paul Rovnak
Associate Director
Biography | Email
(Football, Championships)
Jake Ricker
Associate Director
Email
(Wrestling,
Golden Gopher Fund,
Gopher Connect,
M Club, Administration )
Dan Reisig
Associate Director
Biography | Email
(Men's Basketball,
Women's Golf)
Brian Deutsch
Assistant Director
Biography | Email
(Men's Hockey, Men's
Cross Country, Men's
Track & Field)
Michelle Traen
Assistant Director
Biography | Email
(Volleyball, Community-
External Outreach,
Championships )
Turcotte Sarah Turcotte
Assistant Director
Biography | Email
(Women's Basketball
Rowing, M&W Swimming
& Diving)
Mandy Hansen
Assistant Director
Biography | Email
(Women's Hockey,
Women's Cross
Country, Women's
Track & Field)
Justine Buerkle
Communications Assistant
Biography | Email
(Secondary Football, Baseball,
Men's Golf)
Michelle Voss
Assistant Director/
Social Media

Email
Madeline Greene
Communications Assistant
Biography | Email
(Soccer, Men's &
Women's Gymnastics,
Secondary Basketball )
Jake Ford
Communications Assistant
Email
(Softball, M&W Tennis,
Secondary Football)

Local Print Media Phone
Minneapolis Star Tribune (612) 673-4447
St. Paul Pioneer Press (651) 228-5518
Minnesota Daily (Student) (612) 627-4080
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (612) 827-4021
Associated Press (612) 332-2727
   
Local Television Phone
Fox Sports North (612) 486-9500
KARE-TV (NBC) (763) 546-1111
KMSP-TV (Fox-9/My Network-29) (952) 944-9999
KSTP-TV (ABC) (651) 642-4410
WCCO-TV (CBS) (612) 330-2539
   
Local Radio Phone
WCCO (830 AM) (612) 370-0611
KFAN (100.3 FM) (952) 417-3000
1500 ESPN (1500 AM) (651) 647-1500
KUOM (770 AM - Student) (612) 625-3500
KLBB (1220 AM) (651) 439-5006
Minnesota News Network (MNN) (612) 321-7222
   
National Media Coverage
Big 10 Conference | The NCAA  
CBS SportsLine | UM Football | UM MBB  
CNNSI | UM Football | UM MBB  
ESPN | UM Football | UM MBB | UM WBB | Others  
Fox Sports | UM Football | UM MBB | UM WBB  
USA Today Football | MBB | WBB | Other Sports  
   
Big 10 Conference Media Relations Offices
Phone
Illinois (217) 333-1391
Indiana (812) 855-9399
Iowa (319) 335-9411
Maryland (301) 314-7064
Michigan (734) 763-1381
Michigan State (517) 355-2271
Nebraska (402) 472-2263
Northwestern (847) 491-7503
Ohio State (614) 292-6861
Penn State (814) 865-1757
Purdue (765) 494-3202
Rutgers (732) 445-7028
Wisconsin (608) 262-1811
Big Ten Office (847) 696-1010
   
Big Ten Conference Newspapers
Phone
Ann Arbor News (734) 994-6812
The Baltimore Sun (410) 332-6100
Bloomington Herald Times (812) 332-4401
Capital Times (608) 252-6474
Centre Daily Times (814) 238-5000
Champaign News-Gazette (217) 351-5232
Chicago Sun-Times (312) 321-2663
Chicago Tribune (312) 222-3474
Cincinnati Enquirer (513) 768-8437
Cleveland Plain Dealer (614) 506-5463
Columbus Dispatch (614) 461-5234
Des Moines Register (515) 284-8012
Detroit Free Press (313) 222-6661
Detroit News (313) 222-2260
Indianapolis Star (317) 444-6644
Iowa City Press Citizen (319) 339-7368
Lansing State Journal (517) 377-1068
Lincoln Journal Star (402) 473-7301
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (414) 224-2310
NewJersey.com (888) 782-7533
Philadelphia Daily News (215) 854-5700
Philadelphia Inquirer (215) 854-4550
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (412) 263-1621
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (724) 834-1151
Quad City Times (800) 437-4648
Wisconsin State Journal (608) 252-6165
   
Big 10 Conference Student Papers
Daily Illini (217) 337-8363
Indiana Daily Student (303) 492-4557
The Daily Iowan (319) 335-5858
The Diamondback (Maryland) (301)314-8200
Michigan Daily (734) 647-3336
The State News (517) 432-3070
Daily Nebraskan (402) 472-1763
Daily Northwestern (847) 491-4921
Ohio State Lantern (402) 472-2588
Penn State Daily Collegian (814) 865-1828
Purdue Exponent (765) 743-1111
The Daily Targun (Rutgers) (732) 932-7051
Badger HMerald (608) 257-4712
Daily Cardinal (608) 262-5857


Minnesota/Area Newspapers
Duluth Herald & News Tribune (218) 723-5303
Fargo Forum (701) 235-7311
Minnesota Sun Newspapers (952) 806-0133
Rochester Post Bulletin (507) 285-7721
St. Cloud Times (800) 272-8770
Sun Post Newspapers (763) 536-7506

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