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Previewing Friday’s Festivities

The 2011-2012 ¬†college basketball season unofficially kicks off on Friday night as teams across the country hold their first official practice. At The Barn, this will take the form of the first annual “Gopher All-Star Friday Night” which follows four annual events called “Tubby’s Tip-off”. Before that it was “Midnight Madness” for twenty or thirty years. The opening night of practice, by any other name, would still have a dunk contest. So why make life difficult for people actually wanting to attend the event by…

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Tubby’s Tip-off: It all begins

Another incredibly bizarre dance team performance, introductions from all sides, excessive Colton Iverson hip gyrations, a motorcycle, a four man three point shooting contest, a four man dunk contests, a twenty minute running time scrimmage, and poof it was all over. Maybe I am getting too old to enjoy much that happens after 11 pm or maybe it really all was a blur, but this incarnation of Tubby’s Tip-off could have been a little better. Starting so late didn’t bring in extra students. In fact,…

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Barn Blurbs is just warming up

As the weather cools down, the basketball pre-season is just heating up. A big recruiting weekend for Tubby Smith, and at the very least, the football team hasn’t embarrassed themselves…yet (please note this was posted at approximately¬†5 pm CDT, and I take no responsibility for what the football teams does in the fourth quarter.) Tubby’s Tip-off will be at 10 pm on October 15, 2010. The sight of Rodney Williams with nothing between him and the basket but a chair, a ladder, and elephant is…

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Notes from Tubby’s Tip-off

And off we go on another adventure with the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball team. There is always something magical about this time of year. March madness is great with so much meaningful basketball crammed in to two short weeks, but I might just prefer the two weeks leading up to the season. Optimism is boundless, and the possibilities are endless. When March finally rolls around, we already know too much. Reality has set in. Any hope of a conference title has already been…

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Tubby’s Tip-off- The Youtube Roundup

I know I haven’t provided my usual nerdy recap of Tubby’s Tip-off. There was a nice weather emergency this weekend. The sun was actually out, and I wasn’t about to waste the last opportunity to clean out the garage. You’ll get your recap, I promise. In lieu of the recap, more videos of the fun night at The Barn along with some grainy failed attempts at photography by yours truely, enjoy. Now still pictures

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Tickets, Tubby’s Tip-off

Just a short FYI that I am sure more than a few of you are interested in. Regular season single-game tickets go on sale October 5th, 2009 at 9:00 am, in person, over the phone, and on-line. The official release from the U of M ticket office: Single-game tickets for the 2009-10 University of Minnesota men’s basketball season will go on sale beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. The Gophers open the 2009-10 slate on Friday, Nov. 13 vs. Tennessee Tech at Williams…

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Tubby’s Tip-off: The Start of Something Special

If “Tubby’s Tip-off,” which took place last night, is any indication of what to expect this season, then we are in for a wild ride. With five new impact players and dramatic improvements by returning players, the 2008-2009 Minnesota Golden Gophers are ready to defy expectations. Tubby Smith’s widely heralded recruiting class, at the very least, has brought back enthusiasm that had been lost during the Monson years. More than 30minutes before the doors opened to last night’s event, the entire lobby was full. There…

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