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  1. Minnesota unveils new black uniforms [PHOTO]

    Nov 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    What do you think of these new uniforms?

  2. Transfer guard dismissed from Minnesota program

    Oct 29, 2014, 9:48 PM EST

    Zach Lofton,

    Zach Lofton was expected to develop into a more efficient player during his year sitting out per NCAA transfer rules.

  3. Do Richard Pitino’s players really not know about Derek Jeter?

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

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    One of the more bizarre tweets from last night.

  4. Richard Pitino warns Minnesota fans not to trust his dad before Louisville opener

    Sep 15, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    Things are getting interesting between the Pitinos as we get closer to the Minnesota and Louisville game.

  5. Three-star point guard commits to Minnesota

    Sep 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EST

    D1Circuit.com/Nike

    Richard Pitino now has a trio of interchangeable guards.

  6. Minnesota adds a three-star big man from New York in 2015

    Sep 6, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

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    Minnesota added its third commitment for the 2015 class.

  7. Minnesota freshman forward denied admission

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EST

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    Richard Pitino had five recruits scheduled to join the program.

  8. Minnesota adds another guard in the 2015 class

    Aug 23, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

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    Minnesota picked up another commitment in the 2015 class on Friday night.

  9. Minnesota gets commitment from four-star 2015 guard Kevin Dorsey

    Jul 12, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

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    Minnesota landed a point guard commitment from Virginia native Kevin Dorsey.

  10. Improving defensively one of Minnesota’s focuses this offseason

    May 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota’s looking to take another step forward in 2014-15, and in order to do so they’ll need to improve defensively.

  11. Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

    Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 PM EST

    2014 NIT Championship

    Minnesota landed a commitment from a 6-foot-11 three-star recruit.

  12. Late Night Snacks: Wichita State makes history, Iowa’s defensive setback

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:18 AM EST

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    Game of the day: Wichita State 69, Bradley 49 The No. 2 ranked Shockers had little trouble notching their 30th regular season victory, dispatching Bradley summarily and with ease as Ron Baker led all scorers with 15 points and the team converted 48 percent from long-range. Gregg Marshall’s squad is now the first in men’s…

  13. Ryan Pitino explains the chicken suit at the Minnesota game

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:33 PM EST

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    During Minnesota’s home Big Ten win over Indiana on Saturday, you could clearly see Louisville head coach Rick Pitino sitting behind the Minnesota bench while his son, Richard, coached the Golden Gophers to victory as a first-year coach at the school. The elder Pitino is a familiar face and a national-title winning coach, but you…

  14. Report: Minnesota’s Andre Hollins unlikely to play Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:07 PM EST

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    Minnesota junior guard Andre Hollins played less than a minute in the Golden Gophers’ win over Wisconsin on January 22, as he sprained his ankle after attempting a jump shot in the early stages of the game. As a result of the injury Hollins missed Minnesota’s loss to Nebraska last Sunday, and according to Jon…

  15. Minnesota lands second significant win over No. 9 Wisconsin

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:53 PM EST

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    Let this sink in for a second: Minnesota’s best player, Andre Hollins, played 30 seconds on Wednesday night. That’s not an exaggeration, that’s a stat. On Minnesota’s first possession of the game, he hit a pull-up jumper and landed on a Wisconsin defender’s foot, rolling his left ankle over badly enough that he didn’t emerge…

  16. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Richard Pitino

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, whose Golden Gophers visit No. 14 Iowa Sunday afternoon. CBT: You guys were picked to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten.  Are you surprised your team is 14-4 and just beat No. 11 Ohio State? Pitino: Honestly, I really…

  17. Minnesota’s front line comes to the rescue against No. 11 Ohio State

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:53 PM EST

    Minnesota v Michigan State

    It’s officially time to be concerned about No. 11 Ohio State. Their inability to consistently create offense is a problem, and the fact that they can get exposed by opponents with more powerful front lines certainly doesn’t help matters. Think about it like this: the Buckeyes got 22 points from leading scorer LaQuinton Ross and…

  18. 2014 Armed Forces Classic to be a ‘father vs. son’ duel

    Dec 18, 2013, 8:13 PM EST

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    The matchup for the fourth Armed Forces Classic was announced on Wednesday morning and it will be a family affair, with Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals facing his son Richard’s Minnesota squad in Puerto Rico at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen. The news was first reported by Andy Katz of ESPN.com. Back in September Rick…

  19. Rick Pitino and Louisville to open 2014-2015 season against son Richard and Minnesota?

    Nov 26, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    Rick Pitino really wants to coach against his son Richard again. The father and son meet last season when Rick’s eventual national champion cruised past Richard’s Florida International team. The younger Pitino is now at Minnesota, which sets up a potential Big Ten-ACC clash beginning next season when Louisville leaves the American after a one-year…

  20. Minnesota suspends Mo Walker for six games

    Nov 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Maurice Walker

    Minnesota and new head coach Richard Pitino had a tough blow on Friday as the school announced that junior center Maurice Walker would be suspended the first six games of the season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The 6-foot-10 junior center averaged 2.2 points and two rebounds per game in a little over…

  21. Rick Pitino wants Louisville to play son Richard, Minnesota in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Louisville athletics is in conference realignment limbo, spending this season in the brand-new American Athletic Conference, waiting to join the ACC as its newest member next July. The year-long wait to join the ACC hasn’t stopped Rick Pitino, who is being enshrined this weekend at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,…

  22. Report: Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver at Minnesota denied

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:22 PM EST

    Rakeem Buckles

    Last week, Rakeem Buckles was denied a waiver by the NCAA that would have allowed the Florida International transfer to play immediately at Minnesota this season. On Tuesday, Buckles’ appeal was also denied, meaning that the former Louisville forward will be forced to return to Florida International to use his final season of eligibility, which…

  23. Rick Pitino sounds off on NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles a waiver

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Rakeem Buckles

    This summer has provided a number of interesting rules by the NCAA, and Louisville head coach voiced his opinion on Friday in the wake of one of the NCAA’s most recent head-scratching rulings. Rakeem Buckles started his career at Louisville, but decided to follow Richard Pitino to the FIU, sat out the season, and then…

  24. Report: Rakeem Buckles denied waiver at Minnesota; will appeal

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

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    Rakeem Buckles may not be able to play for Richard Pitino at Minnesota after all. On Wednesday, the NCAA denied Buckles a waiver to be eligible to play for the Gophers immediately. Buckles played for Louisville for three seasons, suffering through a myriad of injuries — two major knee surgeries, a broken finger, a concussion…