With his first carry vs. Minnesota, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon moved into the history books. Gordon passed former Wisconsin great and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne to set the Big Ten single-season rushing record. Gordon now can eye even greater achievements. Could Gordon join Dayne as a Heisman winner? Perhaps. Most straw polls have Gordon running second or third in the race, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota leading. What would Gordon need to do to enhance his Heisman stock? Keep ticking off 200-yard rushing games—he has three in a row–and lead the Badgers to the Big Ten title with a big
Minnesota needs all the help it can get to win at Wisconsin for the first time since 1994 and clinch the Big Ten West title. And the Gophers’ cause will get a big boost from the return of top rusher David Cobb from injury. During the week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wasn’t sure about Cobb’s availability, describing it as a “big question mark” after he left last week’s game at Nebraska in the second half with a hamstring injury. “I know he’ll do his best to go, but we’re not going to risk somebody going out there 90 percent or
It was a great win for Nebraska on Friday. The most impressive thing? The Cornhuskers’ ability to rebound from adversity.
In this Friday's Buig Ten Links, Wisconsin's Gary Andersen previews Saturday's game against Minnesota, we spotlight an amazing story about Minnesota defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli, and we sprinkle in a few basketball, notes too.
What does Tevin Coleman's pregame routine consist of? What is his favorite play in the playbook? Find out in this Q&A with Tom Dienhart.
Rivalry week is here, with several juicy clashes. All eyes will be on Madison, though, where Minnesota and Wisconsin will meet in a de facto Big Ten West title game.
We all know sports are big business … which brings us to this: Why isn’t there a title sponsor for the Ohio State-Michigan game? Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com notes the Buckeyes and Wolverines could sell a title sponsorship. But this is basically what life as a college athletic director entails at the moment – the constant balance between business and passion, between commerce and tradition, what Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith called “a very fine line.” Bottom line: Just because you can make a buck off of something doesn’t mean you should do it. *** Michigan almost pulled off
Former Wisconsin star and current Philadelphia Eagles DT knows all about the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry. Get his thoughts on the historic series in this Q&A.
When it comes to rivalries, few are more fun and intense than the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the longest-running rivalry in major college football that began in 1890.
The season is winding down, with just one full week of action left. And tonight, the College Football Playoff poll will come under more scrutiny. Last week, Alabama was No. 1; Oregon No. 2; Florida State No. 3; Mississippi State No. 4. I don’t foresee any change in this week’s poll. The Crimson Tide dispatched FCS Western Carolina, 48-14. The Ducks whipped Colorado, 44-10. Florida State had the closest call, needing a late field goal to beat visiting Boston College, 20-17. Mississippi State rolled visiting Vanderbilt, 51-0. But there could be movement among the contenders below the Top Four. TCU