The coaching biography of new University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Rich Pitino contained a falsehood at each of his last four jobs, according to Patrick Reusse.SEE ALSO: U of M to spend money on study investigating whether it spends too much moneyReusse, who isn't a fan of the Pitino hirin ... 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 >>
One NCAA tournament win apparently wasn't enough to save Tubby Smith's job.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] Late this morning, CBS's Jeff Goodman reported that one day after losing in the round of 32 to Florida, Tubby has been fired. D ... More >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
Gophers coach Tubby Smith and the U of M are on the hook for $1 million.The University of Minnesota and head Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith are on the hook for $1 million in a legal battle now four years in the making with would-be assistant coach Jimmy Williams. In a judgement released M ... More >>
Their first run to a Big Ten Tournament title game earned them a trip to the Big Dance. Get your bracketology on.
The sophomore guard may well prove the X-factor needed to get the Gophers into March Madness.
The Wolves are almost unwatchable but March Madness is still the beer pong of basketball.
Will a first round Big Ten tourney win against N'Western get the Gophers into the NCAA? Here's the handicap.
Win two of their next three and Tubby & Crew make a fine case for March Madness. Tomorrow's showdown with Wisconsin looms huge.
A retrospective of Minnesota's most heartbreaking franchise
The infamous coach gave up basketball for good. Life on the farm satisfies him just fine.
The Gophers magically raise our hopes only to anti-climatically crush them. Hi there NIT.
The Wolves believe in life after Kevin Garnett
Did you guys know that Chris Webber no longer plays for Michigan? And Neither does Rumeal Robinson! Turns out, they are both, like, 40 years old! Notes on the Gophers victory over the dismal Wolverines.
In which Coach Smith makes some helpful suggestions to his employer on how best to spend taxpayer money.
South Dakota State looks like a high school JV team, but plays like a high school varsity team. The Gophers forget to jump (except when they shouldn't). All that, plus Bjork.
The Gopher Men's basketball team plays North Dakota State and, unlike the football team, does not lose. Check it out, they're 5-1!
Lindsay Whalen goes down, and the lights go out in Williams arena
How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers
Bloody marys with a bookie at the height of March Madness
Putting Minnesota on the map with a national title was the easy part. For the Gopher women's hockey team, sustaining that reputation is the challenge.
Coach Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves' turnaround
Former Fillies center Tonyus Chavers watches from the sidelines as women's pro basketball hits the jackpot
Full-court basketball used to be a Twin Cities parks mainstay. Then the neighbors complained.
What's with Kevin Clark's erratic performance this season? And what's Clem Haskins going to do about it?
The Gophers look good for '99. Unfortunately, so does the rest of the Big Ten.
Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.
The Gophers' postseason will, like the regular season, be a moral victory.
While the Gophers struggle through a losing season, Sam Jacobson hopes to impress the scouts.
Having endured a slew of injuries and a school-record seven straight losses, Doug Woog's Gopher hockey team still seems primed for a patented stretch run toward the NCAA Tournament.
Fans forget that college basketball, especially under Clem Haskins, is often defined by slow growth, not perpetual motion. Hopefully, Gophers center Miles Tarver will ignore them.
How sports are wrecking schools.
Getting The Point