Amelia Rayno

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

Recent content from Amelia Rayno

Pomeday promoted to Pitino's staff of assistants

Nate Pomeday has been promoted to assistant men’s basketball coach under Richard Pitino, taking over the spot vacated when Dan...

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 12:54 AM

Pitino Q&A: 'I think we've got to get a lot tougher'

Richard Pitino said in an interview with the Star Tribune this week that he is disappointmented in the lack of mental toughness evident in his team’s nine losses by one or two possessions.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 12:11 PM

Pitino excited to work with his young Gophers team

As the college basketball season wrapped up in Indianapolis, Gophers coach Richard Pitino was down in sunny Miami, taking a...

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 10:20 PM

Down year? Big Ten thrives with two teams in Final Four

After what looked like a down season for Big Ten men's basketball, it has two teams, Michigan State and Wisconsin, on the biggest stage.

Updated: April 03, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Big Ten food fight: Best culinary scenes in the conference

Even before the Big Ten Tournament unfolds, we've named a champion — of dining. College basketball reporter Amelia Rayno ranks the 14 conference cities based on culinary chops.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 10:16 AM

Sources: Alabama expresses interest in Pitino

The University of Alabama has expressed interest in Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, sources with knowledge of the situation told the Star Tribune.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 06:45 AM

Amelia Rayno's Sweet 16: End of the road for Kentucky (and more)

West Virginia is a tough, confident, well-coached team, and the best in the nation at turning its opponents over — a new challenge for Kentucky's team

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 01:59 PM

More like Same Sixteen: Where did NCAA madness go?

Underdog stories in the NCAA tournament were short-lived during the first weekend, leaving mostly familiar names advancing.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 11:57 PM

Father Pitino to son: Get some more talent

Gophers lacked all-conference-caliber players, Dad says, which teams need to make NCAAs.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 10:31 PM

Rayno: Who cares if your NCAA champion is set a-Blaze?

The first four days of the NCAA tournament are so much fun, you barely notice when your bracket goes boom...

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 12:10 AM

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