The University of Minnesota Road Trip, Chalk Talk stopped at the Owatonna Country Club for a "Gopher Sports Update" to a packed lunch-time crowd.

Play-by-play announcer Mike Grimm emceed the event. He highlighted the success of the Gopher sports program this school year, which includes EIGHT Big Ten titles and a top ten current ranking the National Learfield Sports Directors Cup.

University of MN mens basketball coach Richard Pitino headlined the parade of Gopher coaches to the podium.

The other Golden Gopher representatives included:

  • Mike Grimm (play by play announcer)
  • Norwood Teague (Director of Athletics)
  • Hugh McCutcheon (former Olympic volleyball coach)
  • Mike Burns (mens gymnastics coach)
  • Meg Stephenson (Big Ten champion womens basketball coach)
  • Chuck Merzbacher (womens tennis coach)
  • Wendy Davis (womens rowing coach)
  • Sarah Hopkins (womens cross country coach)
  • Federated Insurance was one of the big local sponsors to bring the Road Trip to Owatonna. And quite a few of the fans in attendance were from Federated.