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  1. Minnesota spring wrap

    Josh Moyer

    The spring workouts are in the books, and the long offseason has arrived. But before diving into summer and the painful wait for football to return, we're taking a look back at the developments from March and April and sneaking a peek at what to expe...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Comparing James Franklin to B1G coaches

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- New Penn State coach James Franklin hasn't yet been on campus for three months, but he has already made some lofty statements. Among them: an eventual return to national prominence, selling out Beaver Stadium every week and domi...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Big Ten Week 13: Did you know?

    Josh Moyer

    Because knowledge is power! Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has praised Braxton Miller for being a complete quarterback this season, and the numbers certainly bear that out. He's attempting 84 percent of his passes inside the pocket -- an increase o...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. Gophers gaining respect in Big Ten

    Josh Moyer

    Any doubt that Minnesota is evolving into a balanced offense was put to rest in a 24-10 victory over Penn State in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon. The Nittany Lions stacked the box early against the Gophers, dared them to pass -- and then watch...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  5. Five things: Penn State at Minnesota

    Josh Moyer

    While Penn State is trying to finish the season strong, Minnesota is seeking its fourth consecutive Big Ten win for the first time since 1973. The Governor's Victory Bell is on the line, and here are five things to keep an eye on: 1. Allen Robi...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  6. QB Nelson taking Gophers to next level

    Josh Moyer

    Philip Nelson could feel the pressure earlier in the season, every time he'd drop back in the pocket. With an injury on his mind, he could feel the defenders bearing down on him, the rushers speeding around the edge. "I kind of felt like a sitting...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  7. Planning for success: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Offensive tackle Adam Gress offered a slight shrug. He didn't have any simple answer as to why his Nittany Lions seemed to struggle on the road. He wasn't totally sure why PSU dropped a game to Indiana, 44-24, and Ohio State,...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  8. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Josh Moyer

    Ten things to keep your eyes on in the five Big Ten games on Saturday: 1. Can Iowa's defense slow down Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes? The Hawkeyes boast a solid group of linebackers, and the Hawkeyes are ranked ninth in the country in total defe...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  9. Big Ten Week 5 primer

    Josh Moyer

    Quality over quantity, right? After a relatively uninteresting slate of games last weekend, there are two very telling conference matchups this weekend. Iowa-Minnesota and Ohio State-Wisconsin are must-watch games for any Big Ten fan. Here's everythi...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  10. Player of the Week: Big Ten

    Josh Moyer

    Starting quarterback Philip Nelson was still out. So was starting tailback Donnell Kirkwood. Minnesota backup quarterback Mitch Leidner certainly picked up the slack. The redshirt freshman took on the roles of passer and runner in Jerry Kill's ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  11. Looking back on B1G freshman QB starters

    Josh Moyer

    It's rare for a true freshman like Christian Hackenberg to earn the starting quarterback job -- but it's not unheard of in the Big Ten. We took a look at the Big Ten true freshmen who came before the Penn State signal-caller to see how they fared....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. A look at the rivalries: Big Ten

    Josh Moyer

    The Big Ten has its share of rivalries, but not all are created equal. Here's a closer look at the best, the worst and the rivalries on the rise: Top rivalry: Ohio State versus Michigan. We didn't have to think too hard on this one. Few rivalry ga...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. Early look at Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Josh Moyer

    Every day this week, NittanyNation will continue taking a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: Minnesota. With Jerry Kill at the helm, the Golden Gophers are poised to become bowl regulars --...

    Blog | July 30, 2013