University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that center Reggie Lynch has been added to the program. Lynch, an Edina native, is transferring to Minnesota after spending two years at Illinois State.
Eastern Kentucky has hired former Minnesota and Louisville assistant Dan McHale as the Colonels’ 20th head coach. McHale will be introduced Thursday at a news conference.
Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.
The coaching carousel is spinning as we head into the Final Four with some coaches departing programs and others filling openings. Richard Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers, but his name is being thrown in the mix to take over an SEC program.
D.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Sophomore Bronson Koenig’s continued development as the starting point guard has kept No. 5 Wisconsin rolling on its methodical march toward the Big Ten regular season title.
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Mo Walker has plenty of discipline. He dropped about 60 pounds after Richard Pitino was hired to make sure he could keep up with Minnesota coach’s faster style. The 6-foot-10 center’s biggest challenge these days revolves around mental toughness.
There’s a point in each college basketball season when a player’s year in school matters a lot less than his production.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers have dug themselves quite a hole. They started the year with hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season under new coach Richard Pitino.
DeAndre Mathieu, Andre Hollins and the rest of their Minnesota teammates badly need to bounce back this week. The Gophers lost road games at Purdue and Maryland to start Big Ten play.
It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 66-62 in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Joey King’s season-high 15 points led the way for Minnesota (4-2). DeAndre Mathieu also had a season-high 12 points.
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Ever challenge your dad to a game of horse in the driveway? Well, that’s kind of what it’ll be like for Richard Pitino Friday night, only on a slightly bigger scale.
Just days away from the season opener in Puerto Rico, University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that four players signed national letters of intent to join the Gophers in 2015. Highlighting the class is DeLaSalle point guard Jarvis Johnson, the top senior in Minnesota and the current favorite to win Mr. Basketball.
Asked what he might try to confuse a Minnesota team coached by the son who knows him well, Rick Pitino worked hard to keep a straight face. “We’ve never played a triangle-and-two (defense), he will not be ready for it,” the Hall of Fame coach at Louisville said as Richard Pitino smiled while sitting beside him. “Their backcourt is something that must be stopped and it’s something that I’m going to try for the first time in my coaching career.”
Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for “failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team.” The dismissal is effective immediately. Pitino calls the decision difficult but says it was in the team’s best interest “to move forward at this time.”
In Richard Pitino’s second season as Minnesota’s coach, both he and the Gophers ought to be all the better for it. The players know his strategy, his personality and his expectations. He has learned their strengths and weaknesses, grasped the culture of the market and the program and figured out the routines of the job.
In his first season, University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino found out right away you can make a lot of friends in the Twin Cities by winning. Pitino put together a roster in his first season of many unknown players and finished with a school-record 25 wins as Minnesota went onto win the NIT after just missing the NCAA Tournament.
When Richard Pitino was hired as University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach in April 2013, there was a new sense of energy around the program. He landed his first big local recruit on Friday in DeLaSalle guard Jarvis Johnson.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball program announced its 2014-15 schedule late last week as Richard Pitino enters his second year with the program. The Gophers, coming off an NIT title, will have 17 home gamed during the regular season.
The University of Minnesota announced Thursday the date and time has been set for the Gophers men’s basketball team to face off against Louisville in the Armed Forces Classic. Richard Pitino and the Gophers will face Rick Pitino and the Cardinals at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team finalized its match-up on Tuesday for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in early December. The Gophers will head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and face Wake Forest at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in a contest that will be televised nationally on ESPNU.