Oct 29, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT
Zach Lofton was expected to develop into a more efficient player during his year sitting out per NCAA transfer rules.
Sep 26, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT
One of the more bizarre tweets from last night.
Sep 15, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
Things are getting interesting between the Pitinos as we get closer to the Minnesota and Louisville game.
Sep 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT
Richard Pitino now has a trio of interchangeable guards.
Sep 6, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT
Minnesota added its third commitment for the 2015 class.
Aug 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT
Richard Pitino had five recruits scheduled to join the program.
Aug 23, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT
Minnesota picked up another commitment in the 2015 class on Friday night.
Jul 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
Richard Pitino likes that he can feed his players now.
Jul 12, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT
Minnesota landed a point guard commitment from Virginia native Kevin Dorsey.
May 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT
Minnesota’s looking to take another step forward in 2014-15, and in order to do so they’ll need to improve defensively.
Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT
Minnesota landed a commitment from a 6-foot-11 three-star recruit.
Feb 10, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT
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…
Jan 31, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT
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…
Jan 22, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT
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…
Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
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…
Jan 16, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT
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…
Dec 18, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT
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…
Nov 26, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT
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…
Nov 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
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…
Sep 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT
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,…
Sep 3, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT
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…
Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
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…
Aug 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT
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…
Apr 14, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT
Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino has reportedly made an important addition to his coaching staff, hiring Ben Johnson as an assistant coach according to Marcus R. Fuller of the Pioneer Press. Johnson, who was an assistant coach on Tim Miles’ staff at Nebraska this past season, is an important addition for Pitino due to his…
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