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Minnesota Narrows Final Four Bid To 2019 Or 2020

Minnesota wants to follow up its 2018 Super Bowl host duties with an NCAA men’s basketball Final Four in 2019 or 2010. State, business and sports leaders led appeared Tuesday with Gov. Mark Dayton to describe their push for college basketball’s biggest weekend.

06/03/2014

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Gophers’ First Big Ten Game: The Nat’l Runner-Up

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.

08/28/2013

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Pitino’s Hired: Now What?

New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino is here.

But what does it mean to the local basketball community?

04/05/2013

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Rick Pitino Says Son Is Ready For Minnesota Job

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.

04/04/2013

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Fans Love New Gophers Coach’s Youth, Resume

One of the biggest names in college basketball is coming to Minnesota to coach the Gophers.

04/03/2013

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Source: Flip Saunders Declines Gophers Coaching Offer

Flip Saunders has declined the offer to coach the Gopher men’s basketball team, Mike Max has confirmed after talking to a school source.

03/30/2013

Rams Head Coach Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart Staying At VCU

Highly sought VCU head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is staying put, according to a national source.

03/27/2013

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What Do Recruits Want In New Gophers Coach?

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.

03/26/2013

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4 Gopher Teams, 4 Paramount Games

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.

03/22/2013

Senior captain Will DeBerg tasted a national championship as a sophomore, and he wants to experience it one more time. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Tommie Hoops Outlast Williams, Advance To Final Four

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.

03/22/2013

Mike Keating, a standout Tommie basketball player and 2007 graduate, now brings his expertise to the program as an assistant coach. (credit: University Of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Asst. UST Coach Mike Keating Thriving Back In Purple

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.

03/08/2013

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Gophs Try To Get Road Game Back On Track At Purdue

The good news for Minnesota is that the last true road game of the season is this weekend.

03/08/2013

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St. Thomas Basketball Teams Start D3 Tournaments

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team starts the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend with a first-round game against Aurora University.

03/01/2013

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Melrose Basketball Team Transcends Language Barriers

One of the top-ranked boys basketball teams in the state is learning a new language in order to help out a teammate.

01/02/2013

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No. 21 Minnesota Beats North Florida 87-59

Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday.

12/01/2012

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