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  1. QB Philip Nelson will transfer to Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson has found a new school, and he'll be staying in the Big Ten. Nelson will transfer to Rutgers, according to multiple reports and as first reported by CBSSports.com. The sophomore made the surprising decisi...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I'm here tonight to tell you the state of our union is ... cold. Stud defensive end Malik McDowll's final four list of schools includes Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State, and the Buckeyes will be his final official visit. Jeff Heuerman bro...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Winter stinks. Warm me up with some of your emails: Darren from Spring Hill, Fla., writes: I'd appreciate your thoughts on Indiana's coordinator situation. I've also thought the pecking order in the BCS era is 1. SEC, 2. (3-way tie depending on ye...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. Transfer of QB Philip Nelson jars Gophers

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota's quarterback picture for 2014 gained more clarity on Thursday, but probably not in the way coach Jerry Kill and the Gophers wanted. Philip Nelson, who started the majority of the 2013 season after taking over the job midway through his ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Offseason to-do list: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    With the 2013 college football season now in the rearview mirror, we're taking an early peek at the months ahead by looking at three items each Big Ten team must address before the 2014 season. Up next: the Minnesota Golden Gophers. 1. Decide o...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. Season report card: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    The red pens are out and we're handing out final grades for each Big Ten team's regular season. Teams earn marks for offense, defense, special teams and overall play. Step up and get your grades, Minnesota. Offense: C-minus The Gophers ranke...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  7. Big Ten Week 9 primer

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten menu is extremely light today (gee thanks, double bye). But there should be some tasty morsels, plus an appetizing main course at night in Columbus. Press start: Noon ET Nebraska (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (5-2, 1-2), ESPN: ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  8. Leidner illness affects Gophers' QBs

    Brian Bennett

    Who will start at quarterback for Minnesota on Saturday against Nebraska? It might come down to health. Acting head coach Tracy Claeys said Tuesday that Mitch Leidner is battling an illness and is taking medication. Because of that, Claeys is dela...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  9. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Old-school and new-school Big Ten football were on display in Week 8. The two early Saturday games epitomized traditional Big Ten-style football, as Michigan State slogged through a 14-0 win over Purdue while Minnesota and Northwestern played a 7-...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  10. Floyd game will be hog heaven for line play

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa and Minnesota play for a pig. That feels wholly appropriate this year, as Saturday's game in Minneapolis will be decided down in the muck of the trenches. Floyd of Rosedale would feel right at home with all the hog wrestling that's likely to ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 4

    Brian Bennett

    The constant talk about the Big Ten's national perception and performance against other conferences can get a bit tiresome. But there's also no denying that the league has an image problem that stems from a lack of noteworthy wins. And with noncon...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 4

    Brian Bennett

    My Big Ten fantasy team is The One Who Knocks, not one who will be afraid. So after Adam's team, The Trombone Shorties, delivered a knockout performance in Week 2, the Knockers had to respond. And they did in a big way. Led by key showings from Mi...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. Bo Pelini says he "has an idea" who leaked the audio of his 2011 profanity-laced tirade and hints that he might have something to say about it later today. Fan reaction to the Pelini tape has been swi...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  14. Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    After two weeks of our Big Ten fantasy league, The One Who Knocks and The Trombone Shorties are all tied up. Adam's Shorties got revenge for my Week 1 win with a decisive 177-142 decision in Week 2. Michigan's Jeremy Gallon put up 37 points for hi...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Never forget. Tim Beckman, a former Oklahoma State assistant, said he was shocked by the Sports Illustrated allegations about the Cowboys program. There is optimism now around Illinois. Indiana freshmen are getting acclimated on defense. Hoosie...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  16. Gophers winning without passing game

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota is 2-0 and is averaging 47.5 points per game. But head coach Jerry Kill knows there's a lot that can be improved. Before the Gophers headed out to the practice field on Tuesday, Kill wrote out on a dry-erase board several areas that need...

    Blog | September 10, 2013