Omaha’s Megna; Gouchers in Europe; Guy on a treadmill

Nebraska Omaha forward Jayson Megna has decided to turn professional. An Omaha World-Herald story is here.

Runner’s World talked with marathoner Kara Goucher in a pre-Olympic video here.

A Twitter photo of Kara, Colt and Adam Goucher in Europe is here.

And a News Tribune story about a treadmill aid and a writer who gave it a try here.

News Tribune sportswriter Kevin Pates (right) tests out the LightSpeed treadmill devised by physical therapist Malcolm Macaulay (left). Using the attached cords, Pates is lifted slightly off the treadmill to allow for faster leg turnover. (Bob King /

UMD’s roster; a Ciskie depth chart; Mankato coaches; UMD women’s recruits; More Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, Adam Goucher

Yes, Minnesota Duluth’s roster for 2012-13 is on the school web site here and radio voice Bruce Ciskie has what you may call preliminary line combinations and some preseason musings here.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press has an update of new Minnesota State-Mankato coach Mike Hastings retaining Troy Jutting assistants Darren Blue and Todd Knott in story here.

U.S. College Hockey Online talked with Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky in the wake of a scandal here and College Hockey News also has some thoughts on the subject here and first-year coach Gadowsky had an official statement here.

Todd Milewski of College Hockey News has an update on Frozen Four sites and face shields here.

Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey looks at the CHL vs. NCAA Recruiting Battle here.

The UMD women have announced an eight-member freshman class for 2012-13 here.

Kara Goucher talks about the inspiration she received early in her competitive life, from her sisters, is a story here.

Goucher training partner Shalane Flanagan talks with Outside Magazine on her plan to earn an Olympic marathon medal on Aug. 5 here.

Adam Goucher was on morning television, AM Northwest in Portland, Ore., last week talking about Kara and his book, Running the Edge, right here.

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Forbort, Meyers, Berenson, Jurek and Goucher

Los Angeles Kings player development coach Nelson Emerson talked with the Mayor’s Manor blog about the team’s development camp, including a look at defenseman Derek Forbort here.

Defenseman Josh Meyers, 26, with Bolzano (Italy) last season, has signed a one-year contract with the Krefeld (Germany) Pinguine for 2012-13.

Michigan has signed coach Red Berenson, 72, to a three-year contract extension. The Ann Arbor News story is here.

Ultramarathon great Scott Jurek has a memoir that remains on the New York Times non fiction best seller list. A review in the News Tribune is here.

Former Olympian Carrie Tollefson caught up with Kara Goucher at last month’s U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Duluth for a video interview here.

From the Women Talk Sports blog, an interview with Goucher here.

More Kara and Shalane; the Calgary Sun on Brady Lamb

Training partners Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan of Portland, Ore., are less than a month from the Olympic women’s marathon on Aug. 5 in London, and are receiving some notice with the national press.

The New York Times and Google+ are putting Olympians in touch with readers electronically in an interview format called a Hangout. Flanagan was featured last week and the video is here.

Goucher will be on live at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Hangouts are Google+’s video chat service that can host up to 10 people and can be be broadcast live through the “On Air” feature. Fans can watch the Hangout and submit questions for the interview through link here.

Beofre the Olympic Trials in January, Flotrack talked with Goucher for some candid video comments here.

And an interview with Flanagan here.

The pair talk about training, under coach Jerry Schumacher, in a workout video here and another brief video here.

Goucher was also recently featured in Maxim magazine among 10 U.S. women in the Summer Games entitled: Golden Girls, Look out, London, these winning beauties are heading your way.

In the hockey world, the Calgary Sun caught up with Calgary native Brady Lamb, who signed with the Flames after Minnesota Duluth’s season. A story on the hometown defenseman is here.

Stephen Anderson of the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette has an update on renovation at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in a story here.

ESPY’s night; Stapleton to Minsk; Bjugstad to stay at Minnesota; Omaha goalie to sit out; Langenbrunner update; Standbrook to Winnipeg Hall; CEC’s Kuhlman

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was presented a 2012 ESPY as best collegiate male athlete Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Minnesota Duluth center Jack Connolly was also a nominee. A link to all of the award winners is here.

The Winnipeg Free Press caught up with forward Tim Stapleton on his choice to sign with HC Dinamo-Minsk in Minsk, Belarus, in the KHL league. The story is here.

The Minnesota Gophers have a press release on junior forward Nick Bjugstad choosing to remain in school here.

The Omaha World-Herald has an update on Nebraska-Omaha sophomore goalie Ryan Massa deciding to sit out a season in a story here.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has an update on re-signing winger Jamie Langenbrunner here.

Minnesota Hockey Hub talked with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton star Karson Kuhlman for a story here.

The Bangor (Maine) Daily News has a story on former UMD center Grant Standbrook of Winnipeg being chosen for the Manitoba Hall of Fame here.