New coach Rich Pitino and his Gophers will open the Big Ten Conference season with none other than the national runner-up Michigan Wolverines. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team’s 2014 conference schedule was released Wednesday, and it includes a home opener against Michigan on Jan. 2 before playing Purdue on Jan. 5 at Williams Arena.
New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino is here.
But what does it mean to the local basketball community?
Rick Pitino is one proud papa. A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer “more than ready” for the challenge.
One of the biggest names in college basketball is coming to Minnesota to coach the Gophers.
Flip Saunders has declined the offer to coach the Gopher men’s basketball team, Mike Max has confirmed after talking to a school source.
Highly sought VCU head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is staying put, according to a national source.
Sources in Virginia Commonwealth say they expect head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart to sign a contract extension with the school, spurning potential offers from the Gophers and UCLA.
Friday’s a big night for Gopher athletics. Four Gopher teams — the men’s and women’s hockey and basketball teams are competing in prime time tournaments tonight.
The University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team pulled off a gritty win Friday afternoon in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Division III tournament, topping Williams 82-79 in Salem, Va.
If St. Thomas basketball’s assistant coach Mike Keating were to snag a nasty little paper cut while dishing out scouting reports, I’m certain his blood would not be a maroon hue.
The good news for Minnesota is that the last true road game of the season is this weekend.
The St. Thomas men’s basketball team starts the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend with a first-round game against Aurora University.
One of the top-ranked boys basketball teams in the state is learning a new language in order to help out a teammate.
Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.
Rodney Williams helped Minnesota rally in the second half after a sluggish start, scoring 15 points with six rebounds and four assists in the Gophers’ 72-57 victory over Richmond on Sunday night.