Minnesota coach Richard Pitino is on the verge of his first game with the Gophers. They host Lehigh on Friday night in the season opener. Pitino said before the team’s practice on Thursday afternoon that he’s nervous before every game, so this will be no different.
It is Tubby time at Texas Tech.
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.
The Minnesota Wild have decided they need a younger team, and they’ve hired 37-year-old Mike Yeo to lead the overhaul.
Tim Brewster and his defiant energy are gone and Minnesota’s search for a new coach has begun. The Gophers players aren’t ready to declare 2010 a lost season.