May 16, 2014
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill had a busy Thursday.
After morning meetings, Kill and his wife Rebecca launched “Chasing Dreams” with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The fund will help support Camp Oz, which is a one-week residential camp for youth with epilepsy, and Seizure Smart Schools, an ongoing platform that strives to make the school environment the best possible for students with seizures. (Local media coverage: WCCO, KARE, KSTP, FOX9, Star Tribune, Minnesota Daily, Pioneer Press).
Kill then went to Target Field as the Twins (who beat Boston) helped promote Rise Above Seizures Day to throw out the first pitch with Travis Boyum. Boyum had successfully got his school to become a Seizure Smart School.
Kill then jaunted back to campus where he donned a cap and gown to give the commencement address for the College of Education + Human Development at Mariucci Arena.
Coach Jerry Kill #cehd2014 #UMNproud pic.twitter.com/Arwow3sIsB — Jenny Jacques (@jenmarie_1776) May 16, 2014
His night then ended as the keynote speaker for the Bolder Options gala, as they celebrated 20 years.
Kick Time Set for Gophers - Hawkeyes
Minnesota will host Iowa at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game will be on either ABC or ESPN2 and can be heard on KFAN.
Double OT With Coach Claeys After Colorado State
We went to double overtime with Tracy Claeys after last night's show and asked him some more fan questions that did not make it on during the show.
Golden Gophers Defeat Colorado State 31-24
Rodney Smith rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Gophers held on for a 31-24 win against Colorado State at TCF Bank Stadium.