Welcome to the new GopherDigest

First and foremost, I want to welcome everyone to Scout's new and improved Gopher site that will be covering Gopher athletics, specifically basketball and football. My name is Ryan Burns and I'll be the publisher of the site, so here's a little bit of background on me.

First and foremost, I want to welcome everyone to Scout's new and improved Gopher site that will be covering Gopher athletics, specifically basketball and football.

My name is Ryan Burns and I'll be the publisher of the site, so here's a little bit of background on me. I spent my whole life in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and I recently just graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in Sports Management. I'm an avid outdoorsman along with a sports fanatic as I love to hunt waterfowl and deer, along with fishing for walleyes and salmon.

I've spent the last four years on Minnesota's Rivals.com site, the last two as it's publisher. I'll also be the publisher of North Dakota State's Scout site as well. All that being said, I want everyone to know that I have a tremendous amount of passion for Gopher athletics and am excited to turn that passion into content that each Golden Gopher fan will enjoy. With Jerry Kill's football team on the rise and Richard Pitino's squad on the up and up, I can't think of a better time to start the site.

I will be focusing on a lot on football and men's basketball recruiting to start in the first few months and plan on expanding coverage from there, but I can't tell you how excited I am to cover the Gophers here on Scout.

Feel free to reach out to me at burns599@umn.edu with any questions, comments or info, but looking forward to get this thing started!

Ski-U-Mah!

Ryan Burns

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