In the most interesting news for hoops fans today, it's rumored that Richard Pitino is on the short list of coaches for the Tennessee job. In the words of Rivers Cuomo: say it ain't so!
In other squeaky shoes news:
As it turns out, the Frozen Four had quite a few viewers. No data is available on which market had more viewers, the Twin Cities Metro/Out-state MN vs. Schenectady (that's in New York [the state, not the city]).
Speaking of beating North Dakota, the baseball team knocked off one of the teams from the snow desert state. Also #MNCruitin
Want a little face time with some Minnesota coaches, but don't have the guts to break into their house to tell them how you have the perfect defensive strategy to beat Michigan? Here's your chance to have them come to you.
Here's some NR news. Take that, Sparty.
Finally, in case you haven't heard, Todd Hoffner was forcibly reinstated by an arbitrator into his position as head football coach at Minnesota State Universiy; Mankato. Not only is it amazing that MSU was dumb enough to suspend/reassign/fire him for a crime he didn't commit (managing to trump up a bunch of charges to try and legitimize the firing) they also fought in an arbitration to keep him away and avoid paying him what they owed him.
Unsurprisingly, they lost. Very surprisingly, they didn't have the common sense to immediately issue an apology to Mr. Hoffner and work on a smooth transition or figure out a way to keep him in Minot (where he already had a new job). In the absence of that apology, Hoffner decided to immediately resume his position in Mankato.
Some men can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with (even though an apology and a big fat check would have kept him away). Some men just want to watch Mankato burn.
MSU blew this from day 1, that being the day the charges against Hoffner were dropped and he was cleared of all wrong doing. They continued their disastrous approach right through the start of today's spring practice. Did anyone bother getting the players together to make sure the program could go forward with as minimal interruption as possible? NOPE! Instead, they had to stage a work stoppage just to get a meeting with the AD.
Finally, here's a very brief video of the turf being ripped up at TCF. Bring in that Ziggy money.