Amelia Rayno

Sports reporter | College basketball
Phone: 612-673-4115

Recent content from Amelia Rayno

Pitino gets a booming introduction at Williams Arena

Richard Pitino's age (30) and enthusiasm stood out when the new coach met with fans and the media.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 07:07 AM

Ready? New Gophers coach was born with a whistle

Don't let his age fool you. At 30, Richard Pitino has soaked up -- and espoused -- the basketball wisdom of his mentors.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 09:58 AM

Pitino's FIU boss knew coach would move on

It was January when Florida International athletic director Pete Garcia started to worry.His coach was successful — as in he’s-going-to-be-leaving-too-soon...

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Pitino inherits Gophers team with holes, potential

Richard Pitino’s age (30) and head coaching experience (one year) did not the dissuade the U from hiring him.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 02:42 PM

Fans, boosters excited about hiring of Pitino

Richard Pitino – son of the legendary Rick Pitino – led Florida International this season in his first year of head coaching experience and is just 30 years old.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 01:00 PM

Help wanted, but who wants the Gophers basketball job?

Perceptions vary on the attractiveness of Tubby Smith’s old position and about which coach would be the right fit.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 12:05 PM

Patience, U fans, as basketball coach search slogs on

Embrace the frustration, Gophers fans. We’ve entered the complicated stage of negotiating, with much up in the air.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Report: Flip says no to Gophers

The ex-Wolves coach reportedly turned down his alma mater’s offer.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 12:08 AM

Midmajor basketball coaches find fewer reasons to leave

The pull of major-conference schools isn’t as strong as it once was.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 12:02 AM

Villa 7 program set Gophers officials up for coaching search

Norwood Teague and Mike Ellis are a big part of Villa 7, a project that connects coaches and ADs.

Updated: March 29, 2013, - 09:59 AM

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