Stoudermire owns kick-return title, for now

  • Blog Post by: Phil Miller
  • November 17, 2010 - 5:11 PM


Troy Stoudermire  Troy Stoudermire

    Not only has Troy Stoudermire become the first Gopher honored this season as a Big Ten player of the week -- he earned the special-teams honor this week for his 90-yard kickoff return that set up a critical fourth-quarter Gophers touchdown -- but he's finally claimed the league's career record as his own.                           For awhile, anyway.
     Stoudermire is 54 yards ahead of Robbinsdale Armstrong grad David Gilreath, Wisconsin's all-time kickoff-return leader, 2,920 yards to 2,866. But Gilreath should reclaim the mark by season's end; Wisconsin has two games and a bowl game remaining this season, while Stoudermire has only the Nov. 27 game against Iowa to add to his total.
     Gilreath is a senior, however, while Stoudermire can return next year for one more season of kick returns, which could put the record out of reach.


  •  Not much to report on the coaching search front, which isn't a surprise. The Gophers have been doing their homework on the various candidates, but actually contacting coaches and doing interviews must wait until the regular season ends Dec. 4.
  •  The Gophers still have roughly 1,500 seats remaining for the Iowa game, which they will put on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. Tickets are $60 each and are mostly located in the east end zone. They can be purchased at the Mariucci Arena box office, over the phone at 1-800-U-Gopher, or online at


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