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Gophers Need to Be Sure Shaka is the Right Guy

The dust is settling after Tubby Smith was fired as the head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota on Monday. Athletic Director Norwood Teague will conduct the search to find a replacement.

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Has Gopher Basketball Turned the Corner?

The Gopher men's basketball team showed a sign of life Tuesday night with an unexpected home win over top ranked Indiana. The Gophers appeared close to be falling into the same trap when they fell behind by 8 in the 2nd half.

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Gophers’ Close to Extension for Tubby

Norwood Teague starting his new job as Athletic Director at the University of Minnesota Monday and he said they are close to working out a long term contract for Men's basketball coach Tubby Smith. He says they may have an announcement soon. Teague inherits a department that has stability in his 3 revenue sports. Jerry Kill is locked up to a long term contract as football coach and Don Lucia is firmly entrenced as head men's hockey coach.

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Gophers In NIT Championship Tonight

The Gopher men's basketball team will play Stanford tonight in the NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden in New York at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:30. Minnesota is 23-14 while Stanford is 25-11. The Gophers are coming off a 68-67 overtime win over Washington Tuesday night.

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Gopher Basketball Hosts #6 Michigan State Tonight (poll)

The Gopher men's basketball team hosts 6th ranked Michigan State at 7:30 tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00. Minnesota is 5-9 in the Big Ten and needing a win while Michigan State is 11-3 in the Big Ten and in contention for a #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Gophers are barely on the bubble for a NCAA tournament berth with a 17-10 overall record.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Starts Big Ten Season At Illinois

The Gopher men's basketball team released its Big Ten schedule Wednesday and they will open the Big Ten season at Illinois on December 27 and will play at Michigan on January 1st. The Gophers will play Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and Ohio State just once in 2011-2012 season and everyone else twice including Nebraska.

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Gophers’ Smith Had Prostate Cancer

Gopher head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith says he had prostate cancer but no longer has the disease. Through a statement from the University of Minnesota Smith says he had surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to remove the cancer last month.

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Tubby Smith Says He’ll Stay With Gophers

Gopher men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith says he plans to stay at the University of Minnesota and is working on a contract extension with Athletic Director Joel Maturi. Reports had indicated that Tubby Smith was set to replace John Pelphrey at the University of Arkansas. Smith has also been rumored as a candidate at Georgia Tech.

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Intern Justin: Gophers Miss Post Season Tournaments

It's the most wonderful time of the sporting year -- time for the Big Dance! But the Gophers won't be there or at any post season play, for that matter.

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