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Pitino: “All it takes is hard work”

June 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

New Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino talks about his program after a few months on the job. Continue Reading

Teague lauds Pitino’s work ethic

June 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Gophers AD Norwood Teague says he feels better every day about the hiring of Richard Pitino Continue Reading

Men’s Basketball: NDSCS drills Warriors

November 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NDSCS shot an otherworldly 70 percent from the field and outrebounded the Warriors in a 106-52 win at Ridgewater on Tuesday Continue Reading

Olympics: U.S. men’s hoops team wins gold on Games’ final day

August 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Americans defended their title Sunday by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and their second straight Olympic championship Continue Reading

Frozen Four Hockey: Ferris State advances to finals

April 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Aaron Schmit scored two goals, Kyle Bonis had the tiebreaking tally in the third period and Ferris State beat Union 3-1 on Thursday to advance to the Frozen Four final Continue Reading

College Basketball: Gophers to play in NIT title game

March 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Freshman guard Andre Hollins scored 20 points, including five in overtime, and short-handed Minnesota beat Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT title game Continue Reading

College Basketball: Henrichs named to Patriot League All-Rookie team

March 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Clara City native Seth Hinrichs was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie team after a superlative rookie campaign for the Lafayette Leopards Continue Reading

NCAA Tournament: Lehigh takes out No. 2 Duke

March 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks said they weren’t afraid of mighty Duke.
Maybe no one believed them at the time, but the Patriot League champions proved they were serious Continue Reading

NCAA Basketball: Bold Baylor upset prediction bothers Jackrabbits’ coach

March 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

South Dakota State coach Scott Nagy isn’t thrilled with the one TV analyst bold enough to pick his Jackrabbits to upset Baylor in their inaugural NCAA tournament appearance Continue Reading

AP Column: Academics still second at many schools

March 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

That’s the reality of college athletics, where the payoff for athletes doesn’t come close to matching the payday for schools Continue Reading