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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some athletic director buzz and who was Tubby watching? Plus, could the Vikings end up with a local in the first round? It’s time for news and notes.

The word is new University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler would like a high profile type for the next athletic director.
Stanford’s Bob Bowlsby fits that profile and might be available. He attended Minnesota State Moorhead and
served as AD at the University of Iowa.

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There is still a lobby for Gopher baseball coach John Anderson, who is getting support from fellow coaches and even former Gov. Arne Carlson.

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If the Vikings make a move to trade the No. 3 overall pick to get more active in the first round, they have former Cretin-Derham Hall and Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd ranked
a mid-first rounder.

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Former Gopher and current Denver Bronco Eric Decker was at the state boys basketball tournament to watch his brother play for Rocori.

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Former Gopher and current Denver Bronco Adam Weber, now a back-up to Peyton Manning, is working out in California.

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Tubby Smith attended two days of the state boys basketball tournament, no doubt keeping a close eye on De La Salle sophomore Reed Travis.

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This spring Nike will host the biggest all-star high school tournament Minnesota has seen.

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Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has decided not to talk to the media about future plans until the season is over.

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Royce White’s agent is the same as Kevin Garnett.

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And Christian Ponder, who is living in the Twin Cities and working out, has added tennis to his off-season program.

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