-- Update at bottom of post -- The Gophers are rumored to have interest in hiring Florida International coach (and son of Rick Pitino) Richard Pitino as their next head basketball coach. Of course, athletic director Norwood Teague's previous interest in Shaka Smart, Fred Hoiberg, Flip Saunders, and ... More >>
-- Original post published Friday afternoon; update at bottom -- Sure, you have to take everything "The Common Man" Dan Cole says during his KFAN show with a grain of salt, but his sources when it comes to University of Minnesota men's basketball have been solid.SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Gene Pelowski: Tub ... More >>
The University of Minnesota men's basketball team hadn't beaten a number-one ranked opponent since 1989 -- until last night.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] With more than a few members of Gophers nation calling for head coach Tubby Sm ... More >>
What a difference a few minutes can make.With 22.6 seconds left in regulation last night, the Gophers trailed Bo Ryan and the hated Wisconsin Badgers by two points. Wisconsin had the ball, meaning the good guys' chances of tying up the game and forcing overtime were slim to none. And with a once-pro ... More >>
Though it isn't always true that white men can't jump, it is the case that the Timberwolves' active roster features a collection of vertically challenged white guys (with a few exceptions, Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham among them).SEE ALSO: Nikola Pekovic posterized by Harrison Barnes during ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe has been in college so long, they didn't even have computer labs when he first started.Okay, that's an exaggeration, but dude really has been in college forever -- he played his first Division 1 game all the back in the fall of 2007, back before many Americans even knew who Barack O ... More >>
Playboy's search for the hottest Big Ten babes comes to Minneapolis March 4 and 5.As the classy-dirty mag's website notes, "there are some all-time classic rivalries in the Big Ten, but nothing is more hotly debated than which school has the hottest women." (Really?)Interested in participating? A ... More >>
Screenshot from Sportsgrid video.Look closely to see the steam coming form Don Lucia's ears.Up 6-2 with less than two minutes to go, it looked like the Gophers had effectively clinched a clean comeback against Michigan Tech Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. As it turned out, the game was just ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's portrait is more interesting than Tim Pawlenty.Tim Pawlenty's portrait will not hang in the White House unless he staples it to the wall during a civilian tour. But now the beloved former governor will forever haunt the hallway of the state Capitol, thanks to the unveiling of Pawle ... More >>
Time to play spin the radio dial, sports fans.
WCCO-AM said today it's signed the Timberwolves to a four-year radio deal, snatching the hapless hoopsters way from longtime broadcasting partner KFAN.
KFAN, meanwhile, has signed a three-year deal with the Wild, pulling the hockey team away f ... More >>
urbanfoodie33Another reason to love bicycles.More good bike news: The University of Minnesota has been named the ninth most bicycle-friendly campus in the United States by the American League of Bicyclists.
And no, just because the Top 20 list is packed with California campuses, it doesn't ... More >>
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away?
Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe was arrested Monday.Another member of the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is in trouble with the law.
Junior Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot 8-inch, 240-pound forward, has been arrested because he posted a message on the Facebook page of a woman he was under a court order to ... More >>
Rengel took the team rivalry thing a little too far.So much for friendly team rivalry.
Francisco Jose Rengel, a 22-year-old Madison man, allegedly took about 20 swings at some Minnesota Gophers fans after the Badgers basketball team's win Tuesday night, according to police.
Rengel has been ... More >>
Gay rights proponents across the country are thrilled--and more than a little surprised--that a state epitomizing "fly-over country" would uphold gay marriage. Here's why the astonishment is unwarranted...