Live chat at noon: Looking ahead to the start of the regular season on Friday
November 12, 2015 — 10:52am
The season starts tomorrow and Minnesota only had two games before its schedule gears up in Puerto Rico. We've gotten a glimpse of what coach Richard Pitino's squad will have to offer in the first two exhbitions, and with plenty of playing time for the freshmen, a suspension, an injury and up-and-down games for the returners, there is plenty to discuss. So let's do it!
Grab your lunch, bring it to your desk, and join me at noon.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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