This is Amelia Rayno's third 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.

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Gophers scrimmage Friday night, open to the public

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players, Williams Arena Updated: October 17, 2013 - 11:55 AM

As most of you have figured out, there is no Midnight Madness this year for Minnesota.

In its place, however, is a team scrimmage -- the 'Raise the Barn: First Look Scrimmage -- that will be open to the public, held tomorrow (Friday) night at 7 p.m.

The Williams Arena event is free and doors will open at 6 p.m.

Coach Richard Pitino tweeted out the Gold and Maroon teams, which are as follows:

Maroon: Andre Hollins, Maverick Ahanmisi, Austin Hollins, Joey King, Elliott Eliason, Daquein McNeil, Jasen Baranowski (a walk-on guard).

Gold: Deandre Mathieu, Malik Smith, Wally Ellenson, Oto Osenieks, Mo Walker, Charles Buggs, Kendal Shell.

See more details here.



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