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Minnesota Mascot is Annoying Other Big Ten Teams With Cheesy Valentines

By David Fox, 1 month 1 week ago
Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter. @GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines for the other Big Ten mascots. Just like in elementary school, everyone in the class gets a Valentine. If you like the Big Ten, Valentines...

Big Ten Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the fieldThe Buckeyes are the clear-cut biggest dog on the block in the Big Ten when it comes to recruiting. SB Nation worked the math and proved that,...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 22 hours ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. While repeating as a national champion in college...

Buckeyes, Harbaugh Will Return Big Ten to National Prominence

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State won the BCS National Championship in 2002 in dramatic fashion over heavily-favored Miami. An unbeaten, Charles Woodson-led Michigan team split a national championship with Nebraska in 1997. But, quickly, name the last time the Big Ten won a national title in football before the ’97 Wolverines? That would be the undefeated 1968 Ohio State Buckeyes coached by Woody...

Minnesota TE Williams to enter draft

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Minnesota, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota All-American tight end Maxx Williams declared for the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, one day after the Golden Gophers concluded their season in the Citrus Bowl. Williams, a redshirt sophomore, was named a 2014 Mackey Award finalist and led the Golden Gophers with 36 receptions, 569 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches this past season. The...

Tigers and Gophers mix it up in Citrus Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers look to finish off their overachieving seasons on a positive note when they square off in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1. Missouri won its final six games of the regular season to win the SEC East and earn a date with Alabama in the conference title game. An upset of the top- ranked Crimson Tide...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Missouri Tigers:== Aug 30 - W vs. South Dakota St, 38-18== Sep 6 - W at Toledo, 49-24== Sep 13 - W vs. UCF, 38-10== Sep 20 - L vs. Indiana, 27-31== Sep 27 - W at So Carolina, 21-20== Oct 4 - Open== Oct 11 - L vs. Georgia, 0-34== Oct 18 - W at...

Citrus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Minnesota vs. Missouri

By David Fox, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Orlando-based bowl game with the New Year’s afternoon timeslot is back to its traditional name, but it’s a long way from its traditional matchup. The Citrus Bowl — returning to that name for the first time since 2002 — still has a Big Ten-SEC matchup, even if the game features teams entering new postseason territory. Minnesota is playing in a Florida bowl...

Tigers and Gophers mix it up in Citrus Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers look to finish off their overachieving seasons on a positive note when they square off in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1. Missouri won its final six games of the regular season to win the SEC East and earn a date with Alabama in the conference title game. An upset of the top- ranked Crimson Tide...

Big Ten's Top 10 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten played a lot of dramatic and exciting games in 2014. Unfortunately, when it came to non-conference contests, the league didn’t win too many of them. However, an entire year of disappointment can all be washed away by two great showings by Ohio State in the College Football Playoff. But, in the meantime, here are the best and most exciting Big Ten games of the 2014...