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  1. Richard Pitino wants what John Beilein has

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If he builds it, will players come? Richard Pitino's field of dreams is housed in a place that was built more than a decade before World War II. The Barn, completed in the 1920s, is the nostalgic home of Minnesota men's basketball,...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Recruiting: Cunningham gaining interest

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin may be biased, but he believes senior forward Josh Cunningham is going to do big things in the future. "Josh is going to be a NBA player," Irvin said on Friday. "There's three guys that stick out -- Jahlil Okafor, Clif...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Starting 5: Point guard debate

    Dave Telep

    Editor's note: Every week in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the watercooler conversations around the o...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  5. Teams in need of big recruiting classes

    Jeff Goodman

    The all-important July recruiting period begins Wednesday. It's broken up into three separate weekends in which coaches are allowed to go out on the road from Wednesday night until Sunday. Most of the coaches will be smiling, relaxed in the offse...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  11. NBA stock spiking in tourney

    Chad Ford

    March Madness is here again, and it wasn't just the elite players in our Top 30 grabbing the attention of NBA scouts. The tourney always produces some performances that seem to resonate, and in particular open scouts' eyes regarding players facing a...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  12. 2013 NBA Draft - Stock going up and down for NCAA tournament star...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford takes a look at the players who improved their draft stock after this past weekend's action.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  13. Surprise Final Four contenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Predicting that there will be a surprise team in the Final Four is not exactly going out on a limb. After all, since 2006, the college basketball world has seen the George Mason Patriots, Virginia Commonwealth Rams and Butler Bulldogs get there -- an...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  14. Minnesota among surprise Final Four contenders - College Basketba...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of four teams that could surprise come the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Place for Aaron Craft in NBA?

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has nothing but respect for Ohio State guard Aaron Craft. Craft defended Burke as well as any player has in his brief career. Burke said Craft wouldn't let him use any screens. Michigan coach John Beilein contin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  16. Big Ten basketball could have historic year

    Scoop Jackson

    This is not the Big Ten we've been used to seeing of late. This is now the place where the players play every day all day. The new B.I.G. 10: The NCAA basketball version of the football in the SEC.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013