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Top 10 Big Ten Wide Receivers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams next year, but a familiar set of programs will lead the way in the conference in 2014.Ohio State is the early favorite to win the Big Ten next season, but Michigan State and Wisconsin are the next two teams in the mix. The Spartans are the defending Big Ten champions but have a few holes to fill on defense. The Badgers have a favorable slate in the West...

Gophers QB Nelson decides to transfer

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 7 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota starting quarterback Philip Nelson became the second Gophers player in as many days to reveal his intention to transfer to another program."I want to thank Coach Kill for the opportunity to play football at the University of Minnesota," Nelson said in a statement issued on Thursday. "I have the utmost respect for Coach Kill and what he's done for...

QB Philip Nelson Transfers from Minnesota

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
One of the key pieces in Minnesota’s offense has decided to transfer. Quarterback Philip Nelson will depart Minneapolis after two years with the Golden Gophers.Nelson threw for 1,306 yards and nine touchdowns and added 364 yards and six rushing scores in 2013.Nelson’s 2013 numbers were a slight improvement from 2012, but the Minnesota native still has a ways to develop as a passer....

Recap: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 8 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Terrel Hunt's 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter -- his second of the game -- propelled Syracuse to a 21-17 victory over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl.Hunt passed for 188 yards on 19-of-29 efficiency and rushed for 74 yards on 15 carries for the Orange (7-6), who have won five of their last six postseason appearances."We just appreciate the...

Syracuse and Minnesota get together in Texas Bowl matchup

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 8 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Syracuse Orange will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2013 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 27.Scott Shafer's first year at the helm of the Orange has resulted in a bowl berth, the team's third in the last four years. Syracuse went 6-6 under Shafer and clinched its bowl eligibility with a 37-34 win over Boston College on November 30th in the team...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By David Fox, 1 year 8 months ago
The Rose Bowl this game is not. The Texas Bowl between Minnesota and Syracuse barely has the buzz of the bowl game in Shreveport.Both teams finished 4-4 in their respective conferences, but that should be a small victory itself.Minnesota was one of the stories of the season in the Big Ten as the Gophers went 4-3 in the Big Ten under acting coach Tracy Claeys, including wins over Nebraska and...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Texas Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 8 months ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Texas Bowl Syracuse Orange:== Aug 31 - L vs. Penn State, 17-23== Sep 7 - L at Northwestern, 27-48== Sep 14 - W vs. Wagner, 54-0== Sep 21 - W vs. Tulane, 52-17== Sep 28 - Open== Oct 5 - L vs. Clemson, 14-49== Oct 12 - W at NC State, 24-10== Oct 19 - L at Georgia Tech, 0-56...

Syracuse (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4) (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 8 months ago
GAME NOTES: The Syracuse Orange will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2013 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 27.Scott Shafer's first year at the helm of the Orange has resulted in a bowl berth, the team's third in the last four years. Syracuse went 6-6 under Shafer and clinched its bowl eligibility with a 37-34 win over Boston College on November 30th in the team's regular-season...

10 Best Big Ten Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 8 months ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last season.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...