Posted April 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tubby Smith says he remains confident that a new contract extension will be finished at Minnesota in due time. He just doesn't expect it to happen until after the Golden Gophers hire a new athletic director. Smith's current deal runs through the 2013-14 season, and talks about extending it have been going on for more than a year. There was a feeling around the program that a deal was imminent, but Smith said Thursday it might take a while. New Minnesota President Eric Kaler is still working on hiring a replacement for Joel Maturi. The Gophers are coming off of a second straight disappointing season. They finished 23-15 on the season, but just 6-12 in the Big Ten before making a run to the NIT title game.

Former Gophers LB Gary Tinsley found dead

MINNEAPOLIS Former University of Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley was found dead in a dorm room on the school's campus Friday. He was 22 years old.According to University of Minnesota spokesman Chuck Tombarge, an emergency response team was not able to resuscitate Tinsley in a room at Roy Wilkins Hall, and he was pronounced dead. Early indications, according to Tombarge, were...

Gophers seniors closed careers strong

Seven seniors for the University of Minnesota hockey team started this season hoping to avoid being the first senior class since 1970 to miss the NCAA tournament. Kent Patterson, Taylor Matson, Jake Hansen, Nico Sacchetti, Joe Miller, Nick Larson, and Jake Kremer and their underclassmen teammates did much more than that. While hard to reflect on after Thursday's 6-1 loss to...

UMinnesota LB Gary Tinsley dead at 22

Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsely was found dead in his campus apartment Friday morning, university officials said. Tinsely, 22, was found unresponsive in his apartment at Roy Wilkins Hall on the Minneapolis campus, team spokesman Andy Seeley said. The cause of death wasn't immediately released. Emergency responders were not able to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead...

University of Minnesota football player found dead in apt.

Gary TinsleyGary Tinsley, a linebacker at the University of Minnesota, who was finishing his classwork to get his degree, was found dead in his on-campus apartment early Friday morning.According to KARE-11 in Minneapolis, police were called to the apartment just before 7:30 a.m and Tinsley was down, on the floor, not breathing.University police say they don't believe there was...

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Action photos from the Minnesota Golden Gophers loss to Boston College in the Frozen Four semifinals.
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