Chip Scoggins at the Star Tribune writes:
Richard Pitino has an image problem. His program has an image problem. That means University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has a problem, too.
Pitino’s three-year résumé at Minnesota includes two players arrested, two dismissed from the program for conduct issues and three others suspended following the release of a sex tape on one of the player’s social media accounts. That player, Kevin Dorsey, left the program after last season.
The sum of those cases qualifies as a pattern.
A video discussion with Scoggins and Michael Rand is here.
Over at University Diary, Margaret Soltan notes that none of the U's sex scandals -- sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex tapes -- actually seem to be producing wins for the Gophers. She writes, "If beating women doesn’t bulk up team confidence, what good is it?"