Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has been on a roll lately when it comes to press conferences. Last month at Northwestern he told us about how we're in a "soft society." Izzo added "everyone gets a trophy, give 'em a trophy for 23rd place." (full harangue here). Today, on the Big Ten coaches conference call, Tom Izzo was extremely critical of Facebook, Twitter and social media … [Read more...] about Tom Izzo: “I’m a social media basher, I hate it” “Twitter ignorance”
Minnesota Golden Gophers
In today's college basketball landscape, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are having more of an impact than ever. At Media Day, I had a rather thought-provoking and exclusive conversation with the Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach, the legendary Tubby Smith about all the media issues that can affect his program, the Big Ten and beyond. "I'm not very savvy … [Read more...] about Tubby Smith: candid thoughts on social media, news Industry
Every year Northwestern Wildcats basketball beats a couple ranked teams during the Big Ten slate. So whenever they play someone good at home you want to be there so you can see a big event, right? Like when the fans stormed the court after taking down a top ten Michigan State team last year. Well the "Wildside" student section doesn't seem to think so. They hardly … [Read more...] about Northwestern upsets #12 Gophers, in front of very poor student showing
Tubby Smith's son Saul was arrested for DUI this past weekend, and because of it the Minnesota Golden Gophers college basketball program will make sure he misses a few paychecks. Here's the statement from the University: … [Read more...] about Tubby Smith’s son gets DUI, Gophers place him on leave
There wasn't a more highly touted recruit coming out of high school, other than LeBron James, than Harrison Barnes. People thought so highly of him that college basketball tabbed him as a preseason first team All-American. But his first few months of his freshman season were anything but All-American-esque. … [Read more...] about How good might Harrison Barnes be in the NBA?
Twenty-two year old Gary Tinsley, a recent University of Minnesota football player was found dead in his dormitory room Friday morning, April 6. University Police Chief Greg Hestness “there was no evidence of foul play,” but that this death is suspicious, like most deaths that involve college football and college basketball players. … [Read more...] about Minnesota Golden Gophers LB Gary Tinsley found dead
The NBA hoop dreams of Minnesota Golden Gophers four Trevor Mbakwe will wait another year. And that's a probably a good thing because it gives him a chance to answer scouts questions about his after the injury. Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility, putting the Marquette transfer within the same category as former Northwestern center Evan Eschmeyer. It seemed … [Read more...] about Gophers Trevor Mbakwe gets Evan Eschmeyer style 6th year in college
Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams is a bonafide NBA draft prospect. Not so much this year, but for 2013 (where we have him projected as a mid-2nd rounder), and I can't for the life of me understand why. (But I'm a NFL draftnik, not an NBA draftnik) When fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives this week, the 6-7, 205 junior forward from Minneapolis just … [Read more...] about Gophers Rodney Williams: most overrated NBA Draft prospect ever?