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Maturi to be honored with hometown field renaming

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Recently retired University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi is getting a hometown honor. The Iron Range town of Chisholm is renaming its high school football field after Maturi on Saturday. Continue Reading

College athletics: Maturi tells Teague it’s OK to say no sometimes

June 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Joel Maturi put the “go” in Gophers over his 10 years as Minnesota’s athletics director.
One piece of advice he’s passed on to his successor? Pick his spots when it comes to attendance and accessibility. Continue Reading

College Athletics: Minnesota begins AD search

February 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota’s hunt for a new athletic director has formally begun with the selection of an outside firm and search and advisory committees to help steer the process Continue Reading

Gophers coaches bracing for fallout

February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Joel Maturi’s departure is creating a lot of nervousness around the university, and not just from the non-revenue programs who benefited from his support Continue Reading

Maturi leaves mixed legacy

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

History will eventually be the judge of the role Joel Maturi played as athletics director at the University of Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota AD Maturi to step down this summer

February 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Joel Maturi’s decade as University of Minnesota athletics director required a constant balance between running two-dozen teams with integrity and keeping the department solvent in the big business of major college sports Continue Reading

Despite Maturi retiring, Tubby says he’s certain he’ll be back next season

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he isn’t concerned about the effect of athletics director Joel Maturi’s retirement on his job status.
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Maturi’s status still uncertain

November 17, 2011 in West Central Tribune

If Joel Maturi’s decade as Minnesota’s athletics director ends next summer, his departure won’t be because of his health.
The 66-year-old Maturi hasn’t been slowed by age or by fan frustration since he started here in 2002 by guiding the merger of two gender-separated departments. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Minnesota sticking with Mbakwe after his arrest

January 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Gophers are sticking with leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe despite his arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order filed against the junior forward. Continue Reading