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Top 10 Big Ten Running Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 6 months 1 week 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...

Reports: Rutgers lands Minnesota QB Nelson

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Quarterback Philip Nelson is leaving one Big Ten program for another.Nelson will transfer from Minnesota to Rutgers, according to several reports Wednesday.The quarterback had announced Jan. 16 that he would transfer, saying in a statement he was looking for a system that centers more on the passing game.Rutgers coach Kyle Flood tweeted Wednesday that there was a "New MN...

Minnesota QB Philip Nelson Transfers to Rutgers

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson recently announced his intention to transfer, and after considering a couple of schools, he has found a new home at Big Ten newcomer Rutgers.Due to NCAA transfer rules, Nelson must sit out 2014 and will be eligible to play in 2015.In two years at Minnesota, Nelson threw for 2,179 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also rushed for 548 yards and six scores.Nelson...

Top 10 Big Ten Defensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 weeks 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...

Top 10 Big Ten Wide Receivers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 7 months 2 days 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, 7 months 5 days 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), 7 months 5 days 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, 7 months 5 days 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....

Syracuse and Minnesota get together in Texas Bowl matchup

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 3 weeks 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...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By Anonymous (not verified), 7 months 3 weeks 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...