Gopher women lead swim championships after Day 3

Minnesota took another step toward a third consecutive Big Ten championship Friday night, taking a 129-point lead after the third day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota relied on great depth, qualifying 15 athletes for the championship finals, while posting two individual champions.

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Dienhart: Football player union case worth watching

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Northwestern Players Forming a Union

This case of Northwestern players seeking to unionize has been fascinating, creating some strong feelings on both sides. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified before the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago on Tuesday, as the players try to show they are employees of the school with the support of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). Today, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald testified.

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Big Ten Geeks: Surprises and Disappointments

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Before a very important weekend of games, let’s take a quick look at where Big Ten teams currently rank in KenPom relative to where they were ranked in the preseason.

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Big Ten Geeks: Damaging Loss in the Barn

Illinois shocked Minnesota in the Barn on Wednesday, dealing a serious blow to the Gophers’ NCAA tournament hopes. Minnesota actually got off to a great start in this game, leading 14-3 after eight minutes, but it was all Illinois after that. The Gophers had a terrible night from the outside (4-for-25, 16 percent), and the turnovers mounted as they tried to make plays going to the basket.

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Michigan State Breaks 3-Point School Record

“Nebrasketball” rolls on. This time, the victim was Penn State. So, if you are keeping count in places like Gretna, Beatrice and Scottsbluff—and I know you are—that’s four victories in a row for the Cornhuskers. I think the Huskers are going to make the Big Dance. Wow. Can’t believe I just typed that. Is Tim Miles the Big Ten Coach of the Year? Yep. He is right now. By the way: Don’t you think Miles looks like Sheldon Cooper with glasses?

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