-- 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 >>
At the news conference where he discussed his decision to fire Tubby Smith, University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague said he wouldn't be relying on a search team to find Smith's replacement. The implication was that he had a plan and didn't need outside help with the job search.SEE ... More >>
Tubby Smith's had no stronger supporter in the Twin Cities news media than the venerable Sid Hartman.SEE ALSO:-- Tubby Smith's camp "furious" after coach first learns of U of M firing from news reports-- Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO]
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After a disappointing collapse from eighth in the country in January to ninth in the Big Ten Tournament in March, Tubby Smith doesn't have many supporters left.THE BEST OF TIMES: Rodney Williams Jr.'s insane block seals Gophers' upset win over #1 Indiana [VIDEO]
There's Sid Hartman. And believe it o ... More >>
At 93 years old, Sid Hartman continues to write columns for the Star Tribune. He's 77 years older than 16-year-old Apple Valley basketball star Tyus Jones.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman joins Twitter, hilarity ensuesLast night, Jones's 23 points, six steals, and five assists led Apple Valley to a 62-55 victo ... More >>
Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
Sid Hartman is old as dirt -- the Twin Cities most iconic sports scribe turns 92 a week from today.Sid's so old, he was general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers. Really, he was. Twitter, on the other hand, is young and hip. How many of you follow anybody born before 1950? Yeah, exactly. Not only ... More >>
Jerry Kill is tougher than you are.Minnesota coach Jerry Kill brought the college football world to standstill a couple weeks ago with a seizure at the end of the U's close loss to New Mexico State. There were questions on whether he, and the team, could bounce back from such a scary moment. Answ ... More >>
Will this concept ever see the light of day?Friday was supposed to be deadline day for the Minnesota Vikings owners and the Legislature to reach a deal for a billion-dollar stadium in Ramsey County supported in part by taxpayers.
They blew the deadline, they're still talking, and the state i ... More >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season.
The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
Since the no-no, the Twins haven't exactly lit up the scoreboards.So much for that.
Francisco Liriano's no hitter last Tuesday was, in the minds of many, the champagne bottle smashing against the hull of the good ship Turnaround. Despite the fact that our boys squeaked out that victory, 1-0, ... More >>
He's back.Former Vikings coach Brad Childress was run out of town last November in the wake of a total team collapse punctuated by Brett Favre's bum season and rumored infidelities, and the brief, boneheaded move to bring back Randy Moss.
But Chilly's back -- if you've got a broadband hookup ... More >>
Photo: Nick PintoSid Hartman is scheduled for disrobing this afternoon.Antediluvian sports-journalism relic Sid Hartman got his day in the sun this afternoon.
The 90-year-old Star-Tribune columnist and WCCO reporter was recognized with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at 4:30 p.m., shor ... More >>
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night.
All it needs now is forma ... More >>