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Gophers Add Davonte Fitzgerald To Complete 2015 Class

he University of Minnesota men’s basketball team added Davonte Fitzgerald to its 2015 class on Tuesday, coach Richard Pitino announced. Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota after two seasons at Texas A&M.

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Minnesota Adds Texas Prep Star Murphy To Recruiting Class

Minnesota has added San Antonio prep star Jordan Murphy to its 2015 recruiting class. Golden Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced the addition Wednesday. Murphy is a 6-foot-7 forward and averaged 23.6 points and 10.5 rebounds for Brennan High School.

05/20/2015

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Gopher Basketball Adds Jordan Murphy To 2015 Recruiting Class

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Murphy has been added to the 2015 recruiting class.

05/20/2015

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Pitino Announces Changes To Gophers Coaching Staff

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday two additions to his coaching staff. Nate Pomeday, who had been the director of basketball operations, was promoted to become an assistant coach.

05/19/2015

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Gophers Basketball To Host Clemson In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host Clemson in the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, officials announced Wednesday. The Gophers will host the Tigers at Williams Arena on Monday, Nov. 30.

05/13/2015

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Gophers Basketball Adds Ahmad Gilbert To Signing Class

University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday the addition of Ahmad Gilbert to the 2015 recruiting class. Gilbert, a 6 foot, 6 inch forward out of Pennsylvania, signed Tuesday to play for the Gophers this year.

05/05/2015

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Gopher Basketball Adds Transfer Reggie Lynch

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.

04/22/2015

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Eastern Kentucky Hires Gophers Assistant Dan McHale As Head Coach

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.

04/08/2015

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Gophers Coach Pitino: ‘I Am Very Happy At The U’

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.

04/03/2015

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Alabama ‘Showing Interest’ In Gophers Coach Richard Pitino

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.

03/31/2015

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Newbill’s Buzzer-Beating 3 Lifts Penn State Past Minnesota

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.

03/08/2015

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Kaminsky Scores 21, No. 5 Wisconsin Beats Minnesota

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.

02/22/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-19-15

Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!

02/19/2015

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Tenacity Remains A Challenge For Minnesota’s Walker

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.

01/27/2015

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Mason Takes Reins From Mathieu For Minnesota

There’s a point in each college basketball season when a player’s year in school matters a lot less than his production.

01/16/2015

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Podcast Page! 1-14-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A hump day version of the WCCO Morning News. Click the link above to hear the highlights.

01/14/2015

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Woe-And-4: Minnesota Scrambling After 0-4 Start In Big Ten

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.

01/12/2015

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After Rough Road Games, Gophers Senior Guards Need Rebound

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.

01/05/2015

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2014 In Review: Top Local Sports Headlines

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.

12/18/2014

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Minnesota Tops Georgia 66-62 In NIT Season Tip-Off

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.

11/28/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Tuesday on The Morning News-Hear Jerry Kill talk Wisconsin, Tim Walz on Ferguson and more. Click the link above.

11/25/2014

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Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season Opener

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.

11/14/2014

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Pitino Announces Gophers’ 2015 Recruiting Class

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.

11/13/2014

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Rick Pitino, Son Richard Face Off In Season Opener

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.”

11/12/2014

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Lofton Dismissed From Gophers Basketball Team

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.”

10/29/2014

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