LIVE CHAT! Talkin' Gophers hoops, recruiting and Tubby Smith
October 11, 2012 — 10:22am
The season officially kicks off tomorrow, you guys, and there is plenty to discuss: Trevor Mbakwe's return, Mo Walker's return, new potential lineups, strengths and weaknesses, the freshmen, Rodney Williams, Andre Hollins' development, new athletic director Norwood Teague, you name it.
Also, just because the season is starting doesn't mean there isn't a lot swirling around with recruiting, so let's talk about that too.
I start chatting at noon, but leave your questions now so I can jump right in!
This is Amelia Rayno's fifth season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News. Follow Rayno on Twitter @AmeliaRayno.
Given the rare break, coach Richard Pitino gave his team two days off immediately after and then rolled out what he dubbed a "fun" practice on Sunday before getting down to business on Monday and Tuesday.