Gophers wrestling: New $2.6 million practice space coming in November

Gophers wrestling coach Brandon Eggum wanted to leave his tiny office Monday and head downstairs to the U’s former basketball practice court. Along a wall in that now mostly empty space, easels held renderings of how it will become the U’s new wrestling room.

With the help of two anonymous donations totaling $2.6 million, the U will direct that money toward a $1.7 million renovation to create a 7,500-square-foot practice space on the lower level, plus a second-level extension over the mats for new offices, players’ lounge, and a conference room.

The additional $900,000 will pay for new wrestling mats, exercise equipment, TVs, office furniture, and supplies. Continue reading at