Amelia Rayno

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

Recent content from Amelia Rayno

U coaching search moves on; Smart to stay at VCU

U officials have interviewed a candidate. Multiple sources said a deal could happen soon.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 11:05 AM

University administrators move quickly to fire Smith

Smith’s contract comes with a $2.5 million buyout. He also gets $150,000 for making the round of 32 this year, a $250,000 retirement contribution and three months severance, which totals about $450,000.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 08:36 AM

Trevor Mbakwe on Smith: 'It was a surprise to him'

The Gophers forward said he thought the NCAA tourney victory over UCLA would give Tubby Smith more time as coach.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 12:08 AM

Gophers dig another big hole in loss to Florida

Minnesota fell behind by 21 points in the first half, a hole deep enough that the Gophers couldn’t escape, and lost to Florida in the third round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 12:02 PM

End finally arrives for Mbakwe, Williams

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Trevor Mbakwe walked out of the glare and looked back at an everyday sight that is no...

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 05:55 AM

Gophers' guard play can make life easier on the court

The Gophers can make life easier for themselves if they can get consistent play from the trio of Andre Hollins, Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 08:52 AM

Notes: Florida's Donovan shows coaching flexibility

It’s no surprise that Gophers coach Tubby Smith is plenty familiar with Florida coach Billy Donovan

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 12:04 AM

Gophers open NCAA tournament with rout of UCLA

Andre Hollins had 28 points and the U coasted over the Bruins to advance to the round of 32.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 10:06 AM

UCLA's Drew gets it together for final NCAA run

Drew won a national championship with North Carolina in 2009 but left the Tar Heels after 2½ seasons to join the Bruins. He didn’t have a memorable final college game

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 12:57 AM

Gophers' Williams still looking to unleash the star within

Rodney Williams’ senior season has been a mix of high-flying dunks and long scoreless stretches. Which Rodney will show up vs. UCLA?

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 12:09 AM

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