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Coaching carousel, per ESPN

It’s a Plus article so I won’t paste or link here, but some interesting discussion on a few jobs… – Arizona and LSU are interesting situations to watch, because both head coaches are expected to be subpoenaed to testify in April. If they do, what will come of that and what impact will it have […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #13 – Minnesota

LAST SEASON – The only thing which saved Minnesota from a historically awful season was the presence of Rutgers. Yet, in a lot of ways, I think you could classify Minnesota’s performance as being even worse than Rutgers, mostly because we have no expectations for RU. Richard Pitino’s bunch was the only conference team to […]

Minnesota Finally Hires An AD

Mark Coyle, who held the same job at Syracuse for the last 10 months. He had previously been an associate AD at Minnesota in the early Oughts and is a native of Iowa, so it makes sense from those perspectives. Now, this is important for a lot of reasons, but not least of which in […]

BTT Preview Wednesday Games

Minnesota¬†vs. Illinois – For as bad as the Illini have been, hard to see them losing to a Minnesota team which has been stripped of most of its guards over the last few weeks. I suppose Murphy and King give the Gophers a chance if they’re operating with maximum motors and Illinois comes out sluggishly, […]

Michigan State 69 Minnesota 61

MSU used some strong play from its big men and some effective free throw shooting to hold off the Minnesota Golden Gophers for a 69-61 victory at Williams Arena. The win moves the Spartans to 1-1 in the conference. Reviewing the keys… 1. Energy – Minnesota is a bad team. I don’t use that word […]

Minnesota

MSU travels to MInneapolis on Saturday to face the Golden Gophers in a semi-important game for the Spartans. MSU is coming off its first loss of the season, falling to Iowa on the road. The loss occurred for many reasons but one of the biggest was that MSU could not match Iowa’s energy and effort […]

Fall Big Ten Preview #12 Minnesota

Spring Preview https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/spring-big-ten-preview-11-minnesota-pt-i/ https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/spring-big-ten-preview-11-minnesota-pt-ii/ WHAT’S CHANGED? Lots, at least at the margins. Big man recruit Jonathan Nwankwo was released from his commitment after it was determined he’d have issues getting admitted into school (he ended up at VCU). In what sort of amounted to a trade, Minnesota picked up former VCU commit Jordan Murphy, a […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #11 – Minnesota Pt II

NEWCOMERS Kevin Dorsey is the most highly regarded of MInnesota’s newcomers. They beat out Maryland for the Baltimore native’s services and he fits the Pitino mold for a point guard to a virtual “T.” He’s only 6 feet tall but is exceptionally quick and relentless on defense. He’s got some Rajon Rondo to him reportedly…long […]

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