Gopher Basketball

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1-27-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gophers get taken down at Nebraska…Mike’s analysis is here….click the link above to listen!

01/27/2014

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Gophers Likely Miss Hollins For At Least 2 Games

Minnesota will be without leading scorer Andre Hollins for a while. Gophers coach Richard Pitino said Saturday that the junior shooting guard’s sprained left ankle was more severe than anticipated.

01/25/2014

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Gophers’ Hollins Day-To-Day With Sprained Ankle

Gophers basketball fans are breathing a sigh of relief Thursday morning after one of the team’s best players was hurt early in Wednesday night’s win over Wisconsin. Team officials said X-rays came back negative on the left ankle of guard Andre Hollins.

01/23/2014

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1-23-14 Amelia Rayno Talks Gopher Hoops On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

How serious is the injury to Andre Hollins? Click the link to find out!

01/23/2014

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1-9-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Washington has hired Jay Gruden as their head coach….where do the Vikings go from here? Listen to Sid by clicking the link.

01/09/2014

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1-9-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gophers pull out a win despite not playing well last night….Wolves not so lucky…Mike recaps, listen by clicking the above link!

01/09/2014

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Prep Blog: None Of The Local “Big 3” Chooses Gophers

It’s a unique time for boys high school basketball in Minnesota as the in-state talent seems to get more elite every year. I’m not sure it will ever get to the level that’s out on the east coast, but the brand that’s on display right now on courts throughout the state might be the strongest it’s ever been.

01/03/2014

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1-3-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link to listen to Sid recap last night’s Gopher loss to Michigan.

01/03/2014

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2013 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.

12/19/2013

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No. 8 Syracuse Outlasts Minnesota 75-67 In Maui

C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 8 Syracuse held off Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the first round of the Maui Invitational. The Orange (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with little more than two minutes left.

11/26/2013

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Gopher Basketball Signs 3 Players To 2014-15 Class

The University of Minnesota basketball team announced Wednesday the signing of three players to the program for the 2014-15 season. High school athletes all across the country signed letters of intent for their college choice as the early signing period started Wednesday.

11/14/2013

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Leaner, Quicker Gophers Try To Keep Up In Big Ten

Will it be enough for the Gophers to keep up in the tough, deep Big Ten? That’s the biggest of many questions about this team, which must find a way to counteract the loss of standout post players Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams.

10/30/2013

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Gopher Basketball To Host Open Scrimmage Oct. 18

Fans hoping to get their first look at the Gopher men’s basketball team under first-year coach Richard Pitino can do so on Oct. 18. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host an open scrimmage at Williams Arena at 7 p.m. that day.

10/09/2013

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NCAA Denies Appeal, Buckles Won’t Play For Gophers

The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota announced the decision on Tuesday.

09/03/2013

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NCAA: Buckles Can’t Play At Minnesota In ’13-14

The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle says the decision came Wednesday. Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino’s father, Rick.

08/28/2013

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Gophers Men’s Basketball Releases 2013 Non-Conference Schedule

Nine of the Gopher men’s basketball team’s 13 non-conference games for the 2013-14 season will be played within the friendly confines of Williams Arena. Game times and TV rights will be released by the Big Ten Conference at a later date.

07/30/2013

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Gophers To Face Syracuse In Maui Invitational

The University of Minnesota basketball team learned Wednesday morning it will face a national powerhouse Syracuse in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The Gophers, under the direction of first-year coach Richard Pitino, will face the Orange at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN 2.

07/17/2013

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Gophers To Host Florida State In Big 10/ACC Challenge

Officials announced Wednesday that the Gopher men’s basketball team will host Florida State in early December as part of the Big 10/ACC Challenge.

05/08/2013

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Deandre Mathieu Signs To Play For Pitino, Gopher Basketball

The University of Minnesota basketball program announced Wednesday that junior college recruit Deandre Mathieu has signed to play with the Gophers.

05/08/2013

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Pitino Announces Hires For Gopher Basketball Staff

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino announced three more additions to his basketball staff on Thursday.

04/25/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For 4/20

Flip Saunders’ best bet with the Timberwolves might be to join the front office and serve as a backup plan as coach if Rick Adelman does not come back or has to take a leave during the year.

04/20/2013

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Early Thoughts on Richard Pitino?

Happy Face Or Sad Face With The Hire?

04/05/2013

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Gophers, Richard Pitino Reach Verbal Agreement

Richard Pitino has built a resume as one of the nation’s up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and bears a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.

04/03/2013

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Rodney Williams To Compete In College Dunk Contest

One of the most athletic players in recent memory at the University of Minnesota will get one more chance to show off his skill on a national stage.

03/29/2013

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Mbakwe, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten Honors For Gophers

Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe and sophomore guard Andre Hollins earned All-Big Ten honors for the Gophers men’s basketball team on Monday.

03/12/2013

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