Live Chat: Digging into the 0-5 start; looking ahead
January 15, 2015 — 9:14am
OK, so the excitement surrounding Richard Pitino's Year Two Gophers has tapered dramatically following Minnesota's 0-5 start in the Big Ten. Does that mean less to discuss? Well, judging my my flooded inbox and Twitter mentions page, it doesn't seem so. What's the problem and can Minnesota turn it around? How is the rest of the conference shaping up?
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.
The Gophers men's basketball team will honor Tayra McFarlane, the mother of senior guard Dupree McBrayer with patches on their uniforms (pins for coaches) Wednesday against Nebraska. McFarlane died of cancer Monday.