Found March 25, 2013 on The Rhino and Compass:
Because the state of Minnesota is grossly maladjusted in their perspective as to what the caliber of their college basketball program is, they were disappointed that the Gophers only won their first tournament game since 1997. And even then, the win in 1997 was mired in academic scandal. The last clean tournament win was 20 years ago! The Gophers were awful for 6 years under Dan Monson, and they were cheaters under Clem Haskins. Tubby Smith came into town and started winning 20 games a year and making post season tournaments regularly. And now Tubby Smith has been fired. He was the best clean coach the team has had in a very long time, but he was run out of town. Only local media and fans are saying this is a good, whereas the national media seems to have a negative perspective on the situation. This should be telling. This is what the rest of the country thinks of the Gophers’ program. The only thing going for it, according to many across the country, was Tubby Smith. Good luck finding a new coach, Minnesota, but the tough part will be remaining relevant. (Sidebar. How can Tubby Smith, who finds his own players and coaches them AND has a postseason victory in the last 6 years get run out of town, whereas all Ron Gardenhire has to do is coach, and hasn’t got anything exceptional out of his players, and been a postseason flop since 2004 is revered? I don’t get it)    

Minnesota fires coach Tubby Smith

Minnesota fired Tubby Smith on Monday, cutting ties with the veteran coach one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament. Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a ''fresh set of eyes'' on the program. Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota, helping to bring the program back...

Twins Deduno, Walters headed to Triple-A

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have reassigned World Baseball Classic star Samuel Deduno to minor league camp. The Dominican right-hander was a breakout star in the tournament, beating the United States and Puerto Rico in back-to-back starts to lead his team to the championship. He returned to Twins camp with a solid chance of making the rotation when the season began...


Aaron Hicks was officially named the Twins starting center fielder. Joe Mauer had a 6 RBI game. But you have to take a look at this clip of Sergio Garcia smacking a ball out of a tree!

Report: Minnesota Coach Tubby Smith To Be Fired Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting that Minnesota men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith has been fired.  Smith coached the Golden Gophers for six seasons, but didn’t earn his first NCAA win with the program until this year. Minnesota received an 11-seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and although the Gophers were able to defeat 6-seed UCLA in the second round...

Tubby Smith Fired! No more Tubby Time in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague announced minutes ago that Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith has been dismissed. A formal press conference will be held in about an hour. The Golden Gophers upset UCLA in an #11 seed over #6 game in the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Austin, TX. However, after winning in convincing fashion, Tubby Smith lost in convincing...

Twins 14, Blue Jays 5

Joe Mauer had a three-run homer and six RBIs and Justin Morneau hit a two-run drive that caromed off a palm tree behind the right-field wall, helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 Sunday. Mauer homered to center in a four-run first off Dave Bush and hit a three-run double in the fourth that chased Guillermo Moscoso, who also allowed Morneau's homer during...

Decisions on futures of Rule 5 picks Fields, Pressly to be made soon

As spring training comes to a close, players selected in December's Rule 5 draft are faced with great uncertainty due to the unusual rules surrounding the event. If a player selected in the draft does not stay on the claiming team's 25-man roster for the entire season, he must be offered back to his original team instead of being sent to the minors. If the claiming team wants...

Hendriks leaves game after being hit by ball

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore's lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in the Orioles' 9-4 win over Minnesota. Markakis went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck. Hendriks...

Report: Tubby Smith Fired at Minnesota

We explored the situation at Minnesota this morning on The B1G Time Podcast, however just hours after recording it's now being reported by that Tubby Smith is being let go as head coach at the University of Minnesota. This comes off the heels of a season that saw the Gophers make the NCAA tournament and win a game before bowing out to Florida in the 3rd...

Former UK coach Tubby Smith fired at Minnesota

When Rick Pitino left Kentucky for the NBA’s Boston Celtics, Orlando “Tubby” Smith was hired in his place for the 1997-98 season. In his first year, he lead the ‘Cats back to the NCAA Championship game and defeated the late Rick Majerus’ Utah Utes 78-69. The championship run included a comeback wins over Duke, Stanford, and Utah on the way to Kentucky’s 7th National Championship...
Twins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.