Tubby Smith to Pioneer Press: Nobody has told me I'm fired

I’ve been trying to get confirmation of whether University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith has been fired — even word on whether the athletics department will hold a press conference. But the media relations folks at the athletic department are letting all calls go to voicemail. And the guy answering the communication department’s main numbers says the U isn’t commenting.

Pretty odd.

Then I read this from the Pioneer Press Website and wonder whether this explains it:

University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith says that if he has been fired, it’s news to him.

Read the full story here.

I’ll let you know what’s up as I hear it.