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  1. Gophers slow-playing their way to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football has become fast food. More teams are ingesting as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and putting bloated numbers on the scoreboard. Games like last Saturday's captivating track meet between Baylor and TCU -- it featured 1,2...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Reassessing the B1G after six weeks

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you spent Sunday looking at your spouse, your kids or your dog with raised eyebrows, you're not alone. Blame college football. After weeks like this past one, everyone is reassessing everything. That's what happens when five of the top eight te...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Patterson, Kill cut from 'same cloth'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 7-11. That is what Dennis Franchione's wife, Kim, calls the football office because of time coaches arrive and depart. But when Franchione had two young Kansans on his staff at NAIA Pittsburg State in the late 1980s, the office might as well h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Mitch Sherman

    This is real, apparently, and lots of people hate Michigan, including people in Michigan. And come on, Idaho, really? Aaron Bailey, part of the three-man quarterback race at Illinois, finds newfound comfort in Bill Cubit's offensive system. Nor...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. B1G media day preview: Minnesota

    Adam Rittenberg

    The countdown to Big Ten media days, July 28-29 in Chicago, is certainly under way. We're excited, you're excited, the players and coaches are excited. To get you ready, we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  7. Five Big Ten players, coaches to root for

    Josh Moyer

    We've already covered the conference's potential villains, so it's only natural that we move on to the good guys. You won't find them in comic books or out in the Big Ten footprint fighting crime. But even opposing fans won't find it all that diff...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    USMNT, let's do this. Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman discusses the network's East Coast cable distribution agreements. BTN will have an on-campus presence for the Penn State-Rutgers game in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers adds a wide ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    If you tried to clap, you'd miss your hands. Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys opened his own restaurant in his hometown this offseason and hopes to cook up something special with the Gophers' D this fall. James Franklin is what you'...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Claeys: Gophers defense should improve

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota had a grand total of one defensive player drafted between 2009 and 2013. Earlier this month, the Gophers had two defenders, tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and safety Brock Vereen, selected in the first four rounds. Those departures would would ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Spring breakout player: Minnesota

    Josh Moyer

    With spring practice officially behind us, we're taking a look at each Big Ten team and identifying a player who announced himself as a potential key performer this fall. These are guys who haven't played big roles yet but showed enough during the...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Mitch Sherman

    Spring games on the horizon at Michigan State, Rutgers and Iowa. Read all about it: Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and Michigan State's Mark Hollis weigh in against the unionization of college athletes in advance of the Northwestern vote...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Spring game preview: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Minnesota. When: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday Where: TCF Bank Stadium Admission: Free. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. ET. There will...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  15. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Back from Michigan. And back to the mailbag. Caleb from MSU writes: With Malik McDowell finally in the fold, we now have a better look at the pieces available to the MSU defensive line. That being said, what are the chances McDowell starts and or ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Gophers' Cockran developing into a force

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Minnesota continues to ascend, its coaches will start bringing in more recruits who resemble Ra'Shede Hageman. Until then, the staff will continue to find prospects who resemble Theiren Cockran -- and then go to work. "We're in the departmen...

    Blog | March 18, 2014