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1-17-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Sid’s reaction to the Gophers knocking off #11 Ohio State at the Barn!

01/17/2014

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Minnesota Begins Brutal 4-Game Stretch In Big Ten

For middle-of-the-pack programs like Minnesota, the Big Ten schedule is always daunting. Well, the Gophers have rarely seen a stretch like the one they’re about to begin. Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 20, including three in the top five, of the Associated Press poll. Those four teams also happen to be Minnesota’s next four opponents. The Gophers play at No. 5 Michigan State on Saturday. They host No. 3 Ohio State next Thursday. They travel to No. 20 Iowa for a game on Jan. 19. They have No. 4 Wisconsin visiting on Jan. 22.

01/10/2014

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1-8-14 Norwood Teague Visits With Sid Hartman On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to find out when you could skate outside at TCF Bank Stadium!

01/08/2014

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Prep Blog: None Of The Local “Big 3” Chooses Gophers

It’s a unique time for boys high school basketball in Minnesota as the in-state talent seems to get more elite every year. I’m not sure it will ever get to the level that’s out on the east coast, but the brand that’s on display right now on courts throughout the state might be the strongest it’s ever been.

01/03/2014

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1-3-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link to listen to Sid recap last night’s Gopher loss to Michigan.

01/03/2014

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1-2-14 Norwood Teague On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gopher AD talks with Sid about Gopher Basketball and Jerry Kill’s contract. Click the link to listen back!

01/02/2014

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2013 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.

12/19/2013

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Pitino, Gophers To Face Louisville in 2014-15 Opener

Richard Pitino will recognize the coach down the sideline next season when the Gophers men’s basketball team opens its 2014-15 regular season. That’s because it will be his father as they face Louisville in the 2014 Armed Forces Classic in Puerto Rico at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen.

12/19/2013

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12-11-13 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Wolves punish Detroit last night. Listen for Mike’s thoughts by clicking the link above!

12/11/2013

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Andre, Austin Hollins Help Gophers Top Florida State 71-61

Andre Hollins scored 21 points and Austin Hollins added 16 as the Gophers beat Florida State 71-61 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Williams Rena. Minnesota improved to 7-2 under new coach Richard Pitino.

12/04/2013

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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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