The Pioneer Press and Star Tribune are reporting the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen has confirmed that basketball coach Tubby Smith has been fired. She told them she’d received an 8 a.m. voice message from President Eric Kaler.
Stories are here and here.
I’ve had a call out to her, so we’ll see what happens.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.