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Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill Suffers Seizure; Won't Coach Against Michigan

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on Saturday morning and won’t coach the Golden Gophers against Michigan.Kill suffers from epilepsy and has suffered five seizures since taking over at Minnesota in 2011.Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as Minnesota’s coach against Michigan. Minnesota releases statement that Jerry Kill suffered a seizure on Saturday...

Texas Tech, Maryland or Minnesota: Which 4-0 team should we buy into?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Maryland, Texas Tech and Minnesota are three of the biggest surprises after four weeks of the 2013 college football season.The Terrapins dominated West Virginia last week, crushing the Mountaineers 37-0 in Baltimore. After struggling with quarterback injuries last season, Maryland clearly as a No. 1 option in C.J. Brown. The Terrapins won six games in coach Randy Edsall’s first two years...

2013 Big Ten Post-Week 2 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
No MCL in Big Ten history will be more closely watched than Braxton Miller's this week. The star Ohio State quarterback left the Week 2 match with San Diego State just a few series into the game with a left MCL issue in his knee. The Heisman Trophy candidate never returned to the game after being carted off the field.So while the league posted an admirable 7-0 record this weekend —...

Big Ten Week 2 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann Here are the Big Ten's Week 2 Superlatives:Offensive Player of the Week: Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois: 26/37, 312 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 8 att., 24 ydsDefensive Player of the Week: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan StateMaybe Heisman...

Big Ten Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Northwestern and Indiana have interesting tests this weekend. Illinois is facing an uphill battle against Cincinnati. But, for the most part, the Big Ten should be business as usual in Week 2.That is, of course, except in Ann Arbor. Notre Dame and Michigan are two of the most historic and tradition-rich programs in the nation and a minor verbal sparring match between the two blue-collar, rough-...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

Big Ten Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann Arbor. It all ended with an thoroughly entertaining Week 1 finale in Berkeley. And in between, there was heart-break in Iowa City and West Lafayette.The Big Ten went 10-2 with wins over the Pac-12, ACC and Mountain West (twice). However, Darrell...

Big Ten Week 1 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann Arbor. It all ended with an thoroughly entertaining Week 1 finale in Berkeley. And in between, there was heartbreak in Iowa City and West Lafayette.The Big Ten went 10-2 with wins over the Pac-12, ACC and Mountain West (twice). However, Darrell...

Big Ten Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
The painfully long offseason is in the past and football is here.The Big Ten will begin in familiar fashion as most of its conference contenders — Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska — should have little problem dispatching much-lesser opponents. However, Northwestern and Penn State expect to win more than they lose this fall and both will begin with...

Minnesota, UNLV to meet in the heat - again

By Evan Buhler, 1 year 6 months ago
When Minnesota played at UNLV last year, the Gophers figured they had the summer weather in this series out of the way.