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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Richard Pitino left Florida International to take the job at Minnesota, he planned to bring a couple of his players with him to help jumpstart the process of reshaping the Golden Gophers into the type of up-tempo, pressing team that he prefers.
The list of players transferring to Minnesota with him just got a little bit shorter.
The NCAA denied forward Rakeem Buckles' waiver request to play right away following his transfer from FIU, Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle said Wednesday. The school is appealing the decision on Buckles' behalf, but it looks like the already thin Gophers frontcourt is in serious danger of losing a big man it sorely needed.
The 6-foot-7 Buckles spent three seasons playing for Pitino's father, Rick, at Louisville. Richard Pitino was an assistant on the staff while Buckles was there. Buckles tore the ACL in each knee while he was with the Cardinals, then transferred to FIU when Richard Pitino was hired t...
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The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles' waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota.
Minnesota associate athletic director Chris Werle says the decision came Wednesday. Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino's father, Rick. But he suffered two torn ACLs and sat out last season after...
The Big Ten seems to keep getting better and better, which means the conference schedule gets tougher and tougher. Conference schedules were released for all Big Ten teams this afternoon, you can view the composite schedule here, Minnesota’s schedule is below. 01/02/14 vs. Michigan * Williams Arena 6:00 p.m. CT 01/05/14 vs. Purdue * Williams […]
The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles' appeal for a waiver request to play this season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota.
Minnesota announced the decision on Tuesday. The school was appealing the NCAA's initial decision in August that denied Buckles' waiver petition.
Buckles played three seasons at Louisville under Pitino...
Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com is reporting that former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles has been denied a waiver from the NCAA and will not be allowed play for Minnesota this season.
Buckles’ collegiate career at Louisville hit an unfortunate road block between 2011 and 2012 as he suffered two torn ACL’s in less than a calendar year. He decided to head back home to Miami, FL., and...