Gophers pull out a win despite not playing well last night….Wolves not so lucky…Mike recaps, listen by clicking the above link!
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.
Click the link to listen to Sid recap last night’s Gopher loss to Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Minnesota basketball program announced Wednesday that junior college recruit Deandre Mathieu has signed to play with the Gophers.
University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino announced three more additions to his basketball staff on Thursday.
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.
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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.
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.
Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe and sophomore guard Andre Hollins earned All-Big Ten honors for the Gophers men’s basketball team on Monday.
Brandon Ubel scored Nebraska’s last 10 points and finished with 15, and the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 53-51 Wednesday night in the final college basketball game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Gophers senior Trevor Mbakwe had a big week, and it’s no surprise that the Minnesota men’s basketball team got two victories as a result.
The Gophers men’s basketball team had a big week with a stunning 77-73 win over No. 1-ranked Indiana on Tuesday, then dominated Penn State 73-44 on Saturday, Senior Day, at Williams Arena.
Gopher coach Tubby Smith celebrates with his team after their win against the Badgers.
The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday it has solidified the date and time for its men’s basketball home finale against Penn State. The Gophers (17-7, 5-6) will host Penn State at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Williams Arena.