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Texas Tech introduces Smith as new coach

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LUBBOCK, Texas Tubby Smith’s time at Texas Tech has begun. And he says he will fit in just fine in West Texas, where cowboy hats and cowboy boots are more prominent than other, many other places he’s coached.
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Men’s basketball: Minnesota AD Teague says Saul Smith DWI ‘embarrassing’

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said Monday that the the unpaid leave for assistant basketball coach Saul Smith following his weekend arrest for drunken driving is indefinite and the discipline is up to him, not Smith’s famous father. Continue Reading

Court nixes $1M award against U of M, Tubby Smith

August 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith on Wednesday, ruling that although they treated a prospective assistant coach unfairly, they couldn’t be held financially responsible for backing out of a job offer that Smith lacked the authority to make. Continue Reading

Smith extension has buyout boost, slight pay bump

August 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s contract extension with coach Tubby Smith includes more incentives, a slight annual pay bump and a higher buyout the university must pay if he’s fired after next season. Continue Reading

U of Minnesota, Smith agree on contract extension

July 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the university through the 2016-17 season. The deal was finalized Monday, more than a year after talks first began between Smith’s agent and school officials. Continue Reading

Despite Maturi retiring, Tubby says he’s certain he’ll be back next season

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he isn’t concerned about the effect of athletics director Joel Maturi’s retirement on his job status.
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Gophers beat Bemidji State in exhibition

November 1, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Tubby Smith knew Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III would be way too much for little Bemidji State in the paint.
What the Minnesota coach really wanted to see was how the many new faces on the Golden Gophers handled their first game in maroon and gold. Continue Reading

Tubby: Offense last season was ‘ridiculous’

October 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

If the Minnesota fans who filed into Williams Arena last season were frustrated by the Golden Gophers’ stagnant, disjointed half-court offense, they weren’t alone. Continue Reading

Gophers coach Tubby Smith says he had prostate cancer, now free

May 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he’s “feeling great” and free of prostate cancer after dealing with the disease for the past year.
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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tubby Smith says Gophers will get better

April 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tubby Smith’s fourth year at Minnesota was his most disappointing, stopping his streak of 17 straight 20-win seasons and leaving the stunned and depleted Gophers out of not only the NCAA tournament but the NIT. Continue Reading