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MINNEAPOLIS Already bowl eligible, the University of Minnesota football team had less on the line than the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. MSU came to TCF Bank Stadium with a 5-6 record, needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Spartans took care of business, beating the Gophers26-10. Minnesota's loss was overshadowed by yet another seizure by head coach Jerry Kill, which kept him from being on the sideline during the second half. Without their coach out there in the second half, the Gophers were outscored 13-3 after halftime. Here are five things we learned from Minnesota's loss to Michigan State.
1. Where was the Gophers offense?
Minnesota knew it was up against one of the toughest defenses in the Big Ten when it faced Michigan State. The offensive output from the game against the Spartans was probably not what the Gophers envisioned, though.
At the end of the game, Minnesota had just four rushing yards. The Gophers didn't have much success t...
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Career touchdown leader Montee Ball of Wisconsin was selected the Big Ten's top running back for the second straight year and was a first-team all-conference pick by both the coaches and media.
The announcement Monday came two days after he became the NCAA's all-time leader in touchdowns. He set the record with his 79th TD when he scored on a 17-yard run Saturday against...
Tweet The season started with Heisman hopes for Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball. Unfortunately it will end without a return trip to New York for this year’s ceremony. But the senior is putting the finishing touches on a memorable year (and career), one he can be more than proud of. Last month Montee [...]
Penn State cornerback Stephon Morris doesn't believe the rumor about Montee Ball, the one about the Wisconsin tailback having a ''down year.''
If 1,400 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns are disappointing, imagine what the Wisconsin star senior can do in a good season.
This is the predicament facing the Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) when Ball and the Badgers...
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has made a habit in his career of dominating Big Ten defenses. It's no surprise, then, that Ball has been named the Big Ten's Running Back of the Year for a second consecutive season.
Ball, a consensus first-team all-conference selection, was announced as the Ameche-Dayne winner on Monday. He joins left tackle Ricky...
MADISON, Wis. When the pulse of a town and ultimately one's job security hinges on the outcome of football games each Saturday in the fall, a college coach will delve to great depths to summon an answer for a loss.
Sometimes, he may even turn to a higher power.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has endured a season unlike any in his seven-year tenure with the Badgers. Six new assistant...
Tonight the Big Ten will release the 2012-13 All Big Ten football teams. I offer my picks below.
QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State
RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
WR: Kenny Bell, Nebraska
TE: Kyle Carter, Penn State
OL: Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
OL: Spencer Long, Nebraska
OL: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State...
MINNEAPOLIS Turnovers and a lack of offense plagued the University of Minnesota football team in Saturday's 26-10 loss to Michigan State in the regular-season finale. The Gophers held a brief one-point lead in the first half but were outscored 13-3 after halftime as they fell to 6-6 on the season. Here are the grades for Minnesota's lackluster performance against the Spartans...
If there is another team in college football that has endured more hard-luck losses this season than Wisconsin, you'd be hard-pressed to find it. On Saturday, Wisconsin dropped a heart-stopping 24-21 overtime decision against Penn State, marking the Badgers' second straight overtime loss.
Wisconsin lost, 21-14, in overtime last week to Ohio State. And two games before that...
There's been chatter abound about how this game is meaningless to the Badgers, but try telling that to a coach who's pushing for a trophy game against the Nittany Lions and recruits against them heavily every season. Oh, and there's this little record Montee Ball is looking to break and all...
Pretty sure this game has meaning for the Badgers, but just what must...
If you don't already love BTN (and who doesn't that's reading this?) then I present to you the exact reasons you should. Their ability to drag out and analyize instantly the unveiling of the coaches and media all-Big Ten teams on an annual basis. No other conference can say they've got a complete special aired on national cable telelvision just to announce who the...
The courses for the Big Ten championship game opponents were set when they met in late September.
Nebraska came back from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin 30-27 in the conference opener.
The 14th-ranked Cornhuskers continued to win close games. The Badgers kept losing them.
Another tight game is expected when Nebraska (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) and Wisconsin (7-5,...
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don't deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game.
Asked if he's insulted by the sentiment, he says he's not.
''I appreciate the question and understand it totally,'' he said Sunday. ''I think there are 10 teams out there in the Big Ten that would love to...