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By David Keene
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Topic - Norwood Teague
Minnesota has hired Marlene Stollings from VCU as the 11th coach in the history of the women's basketball program.
Minnesota has given football coach Jerry Kill a raise and another year on his contract.
Kill said in a statement distributed by the university that "this was a difficult decision but the right decision." He has had five seizures on game days.
Even as his seizures have grown in frequency over the last two years, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has always maintained that his epilepsy would never slow him down.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has suffered another seizure and will miss an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy.
Richard Pitino might not have been the first choice by Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith, and questions about favoritism could follow him the rest of his career.
A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer “more than ready” for the challenge.
Richard Pitino was regarded as one of the nation's up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and comes with a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.
Richard Pitino has built a resume as one of the nation's up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and bears a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.
Minnesota has picked Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, to take over for Tubby Smith.
VCU coach Shaka Smart is staying with the Rams after leading them on a surprising Final Four run.
Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart is staying with the Rams after leading them on a surprising Final Four run.
"We believe coach Stollings will lead a dynamic Big Ten program for the years to come," athletic director Norwood Teague said.
"Her up-tempo style, ability to recruit the nation's best talent and successful track record are undeniable," Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said Monday. "I am excited for our student-athletes and fans, as Marlene will bring an energetic style of basketball to Williams Arena."