The Gophers didn't make players or coaches available the day before their Big Ten opener Tuesday. But the Star Tribune caught up with Tubby Smith after he taped his weekly radio show in Roseville Monday.
(Sorry if it's shaky. I had my digital recorder in my right hand and shot video with the Droid X phone in my left.)
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.