MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of Minnesota athletic department and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, LEARFIELD’s Gopher Sports Properties, announced today a multi-year contract extension with iHeartMedia Minneapolis. This agreement will ensure radio coverage of Gopher Athletics across the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and worldwide via various streaming platforms through the 2026-27 athletic season.
“We have enjoyed our relationship with LEARFIELD and iHeartMedia and look forward to many more years of continued success,” said Director of Athletics Mark Coyle. “We appreciate their desire to showcase a diverse catalog of Gopher Athletics and to deliver games and exclusive programming to Gopher fans in the Twin Cities, throughout the state and across the globe.”

Gopher fans in the Twin Cities will continue to find football games on KFAN FM 100.3, along with weekly shows featuring football head coach P.J. Fleck, and men’s basketball head coach Ben Johnson. KFAN is among the top-ranked radio sports stations in the country annually.

Men’s basketball will air on a mix of KFAN and also KTLK AM 1130/103.5 FM and Gopher men’s hockey can be heard exclusively on Twin Cities News Talk KTLK AM 1130/103.5 FM. Gopher Hockey Weekly with head coach Bob Motzko will also be heard on KTLK AM 1130/103.5 and on 96.7 FM KFAN+.

Women’s basketball game broadcasts will continue to air on 96.7 FM KFAN+. All women’s volleyball home matches will be broadcast next season on Hot 102.5 FM in the Twin Cities.

“iHeartMedia Minneapolis is proud to continue our partnership with Gopher Athletics and LEARFIELD through the 2026-27 athletic season,” said Greg Alexander, Market President for iHeartMedia Minneapolis. “We’re excited to use our scale and reach to bring Gopher sports to fans throughout Minneapolis and nationwide on the iHeartRadio app.”

“iHeart Minneapolis has been an outstanding partner, and we’re pleased to secure a multi-year extension with Greg (Alexander) and his team, knowing they’ll continue to provide best-in-class opportunities for fans to follow the Gophers,” said Greg Gerlach, Vice President & General Manager of Gopher Sports Properties.

Fans can also find live and on demand Gopher sports content via TheVarsityNetwork.com and The Varsity Network app, the Minnesota Gophers app, iHeart.com and on the iHeartRadio app. Additional promotional support will be provided across the iHeartMedia Minneapolis radio station group which includes KDWB 101.3, Kool 108, Cities 97.1, K102, Twins Cities B.I.N., and State Fair Radio in addition to iHeart’s various digital and social media platforms.

The Golden Gopher Radio Network affiliates are the gateway for fans to listen to the Gophers live action around the state. Gopher Sports Properties is the locally based LEARFIELD team which manages all broadcast operations and the corporate sponsor platform for Gopher Athletics as part of the overall multimedia rights relationship.