Elliott Eliason has been forced to be patient as he prepared, grew into his body. What has emerged is a new player, a new coaching staff says it started not with basketball concepts but with off-the-court concepts.
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says leading scorer Andre Hollins has been playing through a toe injury that may be limiting him as the games wear on.
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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.
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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.
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Gopher AD talks with Sid about Gopher Basketball and Jerry Kill’s contract. Click the link to listen back!
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.
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.
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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.
These are the kind of games Minnesota can learn a lot from.
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.
Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino has filled out his first recruiting class.
Minnesota’s Andre Hollins is fast becoming one of the best players in the Big Ten.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.