Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76

Sports 03/21/19, 13:55

Minnesota won its first NCAA Tournament game in six years behind 24 points from freshman Gale Kalscheur as the 10th-seeded Gophers rolled past Louisville 86-76 in the opening round of the East Region on Thursday.It was the first tournament win in Richard Pitino's six seasons coaching the Gophers and came ...

March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts

Basketball 03/21/19, 10:36

Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare.The crush of March Madness hits Thursday with 16 games in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Reigning champion Villanova is playing and so is Michigan, the runner-up from last year.A basketball with ...

Pitino, Minnesota seek more progress in 6th year at program

Sports 03/19/19, 19:21

Minnesota has had no bigger fan over the last six seasons than coach Richard Pitino's father, with Rick Pitino taking plenty of opportunities along the way to support his son, advise the players and just plain root for the Gophers .That was before they were paired against Louisville in the ...

ESPN analyst Bilas thinks Louisville-Minnesota unnecessary

Sports 03/19/19, 11:55

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas thinks the NCAA selection committee did a decent job overall seeding this year's tournament, though there is one matchup he would rather not see in the opening round.Bilas tells PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that matching Rick Pitino's son — who coaches ...

Made for TV NCAAs: Louisville-Minnesota hits Pitino intrigue

Sports 03/18/19, 10:35

Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament bids flashed on a big screen.There went Louisville, an awfully familiar name.Next came Minnesota, his current team.Louisville's Steven ...

Pitino says victory in Greece feels like Kentucky

Sports 12/28/18, 17:30

Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced pa-nath-een-eye-KHOS). He said the enthusiasm from the home fans made ...

3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

Basketball 10/24/18, 11:08

An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport.A federal jury in Manhattan found former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl ...

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Basketball 10/18/18, 08:12

A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools.Attorney Michael Schachter, ...

Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting

Basketball 10/03/18, 13:22

A New Jersey financial adviser is testifying at a college basketball corruption trial about how he became the bag man for a secret cash payment to a highly prized high school prospect.Munish Sood testified in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday that he gave about $19,500 last year to the father ...

Trial expected to explore ‘underbelly’ of college basketball

Basketball 10/01/18, 08:14

When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high school basketball stars, announced in June 2017 that he would attend the University of Louisville, a school that had not been on anyone's radar as his possible destination, sportswriters called it a coup that "came out of nowhere." Louisville coach Rick ...

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