MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gophers hit recruiting crunch time, still trying to overcome late start.

Thursday will be another day to monitor twitter closely. Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn will be announcing his college choice. Even though he would be the perfect point guard for Richard Pitino's system, a fan favorite, and a hero the over 50 crowd (what a name!) things aren't looking good, as Down With Goldy points out in agonizing detail.
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Gophers' Mo Walker loses nearly 50 pounds readying for season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andre Hollins couldn't believe his eyes. Before the Gophers point guard left to study in Italy for a month, he noticed teammate Mo Walker was losing a few pounds. The transformation was most noticeable in Walker's face, Hollins said. When Hollins returned to Minnesota after his time abroad, Walker was a whole new person, having lost nearly 50 pounds. "...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Five predictions for the Richard Pitino Era

The good folks over at Gopher247 asked me to provide my predictions for the Richard Pitino. Little do they know that the future will prove me incredibly inaccurate. Without much else going on in the world of Golden Gophers basketball, I obliged. My predictions are below. You can check out their contributors' likely more accurate predictions here. Yes, we are likely all too optimistic...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Gophers interested in top Izzo assistant

The Minnesota Golden Gophers would like to wrap up their coaching search, and they attempted to hit a home run shortly after firing Tubby Smith, but Shaka Smart showed zero interest in leaving VCU. But now that the well is drying up, it appears Minnesota is willing to look into the ranks of assistants, even if they have zero head coaching experience. The name being floated around...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota offers $21 million to Shaka Smart

Oh let the unsubstantiated rumors begin. The Minnesota Golden Gophers want to hit a home run with the hiring of their next head basketball coach. Tubby Smith did an admirable job trying to resurrect a program that was in disarray, but it wasn’t good enough for the current Athletic Department. They are one of several teams that want to lure Shaka Smart away from VCU, and believe...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
GUS JOHNSON LOVES IT

Illinois beats Minnesota with a buzzer beater

Yes it's only the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, yes it's not March Madness... but still, how great is it to hear Gus Johnson call a buzzer beater in March once again?  Brandon Paul hits this shot at the buzzer to send Illinois into the Big Ten quarterfinals and defeat Minnesota 51-49 and Gus into his trademark histrionics with a great call.  ("WELCOME TO THE...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tubby Time has run out in Minnesota

Call it the straw that broke the camel’s back, call it the last straw, use whatever euphemism you’d like but Sunday’s thrashing at Iowa finally did it for me and Tubby Smith. For the first time in his six-year tenure as the head coach at Minnesota I think it’s time for the Gophers to consider [...]
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith danced in locker room after win over Wisconsin (Video)

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith celebrated Thursday's 58-53 victory over Big Ten rival Wisconsin by breaking out some MC Hammer-style moves while dancing to Ke$ha's "Die Young". Not sure what Smith was more excited about: the big win, or the fact that it happened to be Valentine's Day. Either way, it certainly was a great...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tubby Smith grooving after Gophers beat Badgers might be best thing ever (video)

Being a resident of the fine state of Minnesota, I have unfortunately witnessed up-close the Tubby Smith Era of Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball. Smith arrived with much fanfare, leading many Gophers fans to believe that the worst days for the program were behind it and that only great things were on the horizon. Sadly — and surprisingly — things have not gone as planned....
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Big Ten basketball season is officially underway

  The first Big Ten basketball games launched last Monday as Michigan State played Minnesota and Iowa faced Indiana.  As many Big Ten basketball fans and players were anxious to begin conference play, both games were extremely competitive and exciting. The 9th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans 76-63.  The Spartans led 61- 60 with...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

How good is Minnesota Basketball?

  The Minnesota Golden Gophers are currently 12-1 this season and are tied with Illinois for the second best record in the Big Ten Conference. They have proven that they are a good basketball team, but the real question is how good is Minnesota Basketball this season? The Minnesota Golden Gophers are probably the most underrated team in the Big Ten.  They are currently ranked 11th...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota player pulls off 360-degree dunk

On Tuesday, Minnesota played host to North Dakota State in a little roundball action. Minnesota won the game, 70-57, and did so partly because of this 360-degree dunk by senior forward Rodney Williams Jr.Watch as Williams picks off a pass and then proceeds to take it all the way to the other end and finishes with an acrobatic flush. The landing didn't go so well, but who cares...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss
HEAVY ROTATION

Gophers' Rodney Williams with a 360 dunk

Minnesota's Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including this 360-degree dunk against ND State last night. No. 13 Minnesota beat North Dakota State, 70-57. **Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Fans Losing Patience for Tubby Smith

Fans Losing Patience for Tubby Smith Last week, men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith was honored with his 100th win at Minnesota and first postseason tournament win since he first took the job five years ago. It’s a nice omen to his efforts at the Gophers, but it cannot conceal the fact that his basketball is underachieving and patience is running thin. A recent Star Tribune...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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