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  1. Looking at the bad head coaching jobs in college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Being a Division I college basketball coach is a good gig. But that doesn't mean that all the jobs are good jobs. There are some bad ones.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  2. Tournament preview: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    The beautiful chaos in the Big Ten this season didn't disappoint. Michigan emerged from the rubble despite losing former Wooden Award winner Trey Burke and competing without Mitch McGary for most of the season. Wisconsin's streak of top-four finis...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. Pitino building something in Minneapolis

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It's eerie, really. He stalks the sideline like him. When he pauses and folds his arms to survey the action on the floor, he stands just like him. He enters the postgame press conference following 40 minutes of scrappy play again...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Shots not falling for Ohio State

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After No. 11 Ohio State lost 63-53 to an unranked Minnesota team on the road and suffered its first three-game losing streak since 2009, Thad Matta did what all confused men do. He stroked his chin. He shook his head. He rubb...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Glenn Robinson III of Michigan Wolverines injures ankle

    Myron Medcalf

    Michigan star forward Glenn Robinson III's immediate future is uncertain after the sophomore suffered a left ankle injury in the second half of his team's 63-60 win over Minnesota on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  7. D.J. Bowles of Wichita State Shockers has surgery after collapsin...

    Myron Medcalf

    Days after collapsing in practice, Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles underwent surgery at a Minnesota hospital on Thursday, a source close to the program told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  8. Minnesota guard wins gold in the high jump

    Myron Medcalf

    Two-sport athletes are often forced to choose at some point in their collegiate careers. In college basketball, football is usually the other sport that's the object of players' dilemmas. Minnesota's Wally Ellenson might face that predicament i...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Offseason assumptions not wise

    Myron Medcalf

    The night that Michael Beasley played in a Minneapolis pro-am league two years ago was memorable for a few reasons. Beasley, then a standout for the Minnesota Timberwolves, pulled up to the gym in a monster truck. I'm not even sure it's legal to h...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. Walker drops 50 pounds, gains confidence

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota center Mo Walker's chuckle exudes pain. It's his natural response to questions about the foods he's ditched to achieve a 50-pound weight loss since the end of the Gophers' season. The Lasagna? Gone. The vanilla ice cream and milksh...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Richard Pitino begins his journey as Minnesota's new head coach -...

    Myron Medcalf

    As Richard Pitino takes over Minnesota, Golden Gopher fans are hoping he's the right man to revitalize the program, writes Myron Medcalf.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  13. Minnesota center loses 40 pounds (70 total)

    Myron Medcalf

    Weight has been a challenge for Minnesota center Maurice Walker throughout his career. The 6-foot-10 big man weighed 340 pounds when he reached the Minneapolis campus in 2010. But he was a fluid post presence despite his size. He had some unique t...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  14. As suitors line up, Tyus Jones keeps his inner circle tight and h...

    Myron Medcalf

    As suitors line up to woo the nation's No. 3 recruit, Tyus Jones vows to keep his inner circle tight and his dreams big. ESPN.com tagged along with Jones to offer a snapshot of the life of a big-time prospect.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  15. Minnesota wing could jump over Shaq

    Myron Medcalf

    Two-sport athletes are common in collegiate sports. In high school, young men and women often compete in multiple events. Some who are committed and exceptional in two sports will attempt to participate in both at the Division I level. Julius P...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  16. Joe Coleman of Minnesota Golden Gophers will transfer

    Myron Medcalf

    Minnesota sophomore guard Joe Coleman was granted his release from his scholarship on Wednesday, according to the university.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013