2 Generations Of Novaks Watch Over Hopkins BasketballKen Novak Jr. he is afforded the support each day of a coach of 67 years" Ken Novak Sr., who is his son's biggest fan.
6 Great Buzzer-Beaters In Minnesota BasketballThere have been several buzzer-beaters in Minnesota games this year, including a few that made national headlines. Here are six of the best among high school, college and yes, even the Timberwolves.
Mike Max’s News And NotesThe only thing keeping U of M basketball coach Tubby Smith from signing an extension is the semantics of getting all the paper work. The terms have been agreed to, although that doesn't mean other teams won't keep calling.
Mike Max's News And NotesIf you want to handicap potential sites for a new Vikings stadium, Ramsey County would be considered a long shot. The Metrodome, at least according to insiders, is most feasible.
Coach's Criticism? Gophs Say They're Better For ItMinnesota players say they are not taking a stern critique from coach Tubby Smith personally.
Tubby Concerned About Hoffarber Wearing DownBlake Hoffarber has played at least 34 of 40 minutes in nine of Minnesota's 11 Big Ten games this season.
Smith: Gophers PG Hoffarber's Knee Will Be FineMinnesota coach Tubby Smith says he expects point guard Blake Hoffarber's sore left knee to be fine for the Golden Gophers' game against Illinois on Thursday.
Mbakwe Muscles No. 16 Minnesota Past NorthwesternBlake Hoffarber scored 20 points while playing point guard in place of Al Nolen, Trevor Mbakwe rammed his way to 18 points and 14 rebounds, and 16th-ranked Minnesota beat Northwestern 81-70 on Wednesday night.
Hoffarber, Minnesota Take Down No. 8 Purdue, 70-67Blake Hoffarber's 26 points and Minnesota's improved perimeter defense helped the Gophers outlast eighth-ranked Purdue 70-67 on Thursday night.
Hoffarber Scores 1,000th Career Point, Gophers WinBlake Hoffarber scored 13 points to go over 1,000 for his career, Trevor Mbakwe added 13 points and 13 rebounds and No. 21 Minnesota beat Akron 66-58 Wednesday night.
Minnesota Tops West Virginia For Puerto Rico TitleBlake Hoffarber hit the winning 3-pointer with 1:31 left to lift Minnesota to a 74-70 win over West Virginia on Sunday night in the final of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.