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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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Brandon Ubel Leads Nebraska Past Minnesota, 53-51

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.

03/07/2013

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