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Minnesota Beats Coastal Carolina 82-72

These are the kind of games Minnesota can learn a lot from.

11/19/2013

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Gopher Basketball Signs 3 Players To 2014-15 Class

The University of Minnesota basketball team announced Wednesday the signing of three players to the program for the 2014-15 season. High school athletes all across the country signed letters of intent for their college choice as the early signing period started Wednesday.

11/14/2013

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Gophers Sign 3 Basketball Players

Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino has filled out his first recruiting class.

11/13/2013

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Minnesota Cruises Past Montana 84-58

Minnesota’s Andre Hollins is fast becoming one of the best players in the Big Ten.

11/12/2013

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Minnesota Beats Lehigh 81-62

Newcomer Joey King scored 20 points and Andre Hollins added 18 to lead Minnesota over Lehigh 81-62 on Friday night, giving Richard Pitino his first victory as the Gophers’ head coach.

11/08/2013

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Pitino, Gophers Arrive At Season Opener Vs. Lehigh

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.

11/07/2013

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Collins, Pitino Bring Common Threads To New Job

Given their bloodlines and new jobs, Minnesota’s Richard Pitino and Northwestern’s Chris Collins have quite a bit in common. Both are in their 30s. They’re the sons of well-known coaches, and they already seem to have a bond heading into their first season in the Big Ten.

10/31/2013

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Leaner, Quicker Gophers Try To Keep Up In Big Ten

Will it be enough for the Gophers to keep up in the tough, deep Big Ten? That’s the biggest of many questions about this team, which must find a way to counteract the loss of standout post players Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams.

10/30/2013

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Gopher Basketball To Host Open Scrimmage Oct. 18

Fans hoping to get their first look at the Gopher men’s basketball team under first-year coach Richard Pitino can do so on Oct. 18. The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host an open scrimmage at Williams Arena at 7 p.m. that day.

10/09/2013

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NCAA Denies Appeal, Buckles Won’t Play For Gophers

The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota announced the decision on Tuesday.

09/03/2013

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NCAA: Buckles Can’t Play At Minnesota In ’13-14

The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle says the decision came Wednesday. Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino’s father, Rick.

08/28/2013

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Pitino Influence Already Clear With Smaller Walker

Andre Hollins saw Mo Walker this spring before leaving for Italy on a study abroad program, and Minnesota’s standout point guard noticed a change in his big teammate’s physique. Walker had lost about 15 pounds. One month later, upon Hollins’ return to campus in mid-June, the junior-to-be could hardly believe his eyes. The 6-foot-10 Walker has shed about 45 pounds.

07/18/2013

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Malik Smith Can Play This Season For Minnesota

Shooting guard Malik Smith will be able to play for Minnesota this season after coming from Florida International with coach Richard Pitino.

07/17/2013

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Gophers To Face Syracuse In Maui Invitational

The University of Minnesota basketball team learned Wednesday morning it will face a national powerhouse Syracuse in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The Gophers, under the direction of first-year coach Richard Pitino, will face the Orange at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN 2.

07/17/2013

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Minnesota Native Joey King Transfers To Gophers

The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster.

06/18/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For 5/25

Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.

05/25/2013

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Gophers Announce Signing Of Guard Malik Smith

Guard Malik Smith has signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota. Minnesota announced the completion of the transfer on Monday. Smith is following coach Richard Pitino to the Golden Gophers. He averaged 14.1 points per game as a junior starter for FIU last season.

05/20/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For May 18

The word is Joe Coleman is getting a lot of inquiry from major colleges across the country since announcing he’s leaving the University of Minnesota. Richard Pitino is starting to make his imprint, including inquiring about a private workout area across from his office for personal player workouts.

05/18/2013

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Deandre Mathieu Signs To Play For Pitino, Gopher Basketball

The University of Minnesota basketball program announced Wednesday that junior college recruit Deandre Mathieu has signed to play with the Gophers.

05/08/2013

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Minnesota’s Pitino Hires Seton Hall Assistant

New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired Dan McHale from Seton Hall to complete his staff.

04/26/2013

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Former FIU Recruit Follows Pitino To Minnesota

Daquein McNeil is following Richard Pitino to Minnesota.

04/23/2013

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Teague Says Pitino Was A Candidate All Along

Just over a week after making his first big hire at Minnesota, athletic director Norwood Teague says he couldn’t be happier to have landed Richard Pitino as his basketball coach.

04/11/2013

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Pitino Takes 2 Assistants To Minnesota From FIU

New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired two assistant coaches.

04/10/2013

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Tyus Jones: Gophers ‘Still On My List’

The college basketball season ended Monday night, but the competition continues for another big prize: Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones. Most figure Minnesota is a longshot to land Jones, the most coveted point guard in the country. But he continues to insist the Gophers have a chance.

04/09/2013

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Pitino Impact Might Be More Substance Than Style

Richard Pitino has promised a fast style at Minnesota that will be fun for fans to watch and for the Gophers to play.

04/08/2013

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