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Tony Lippett

How did we do? Big Ten bowl picks revisited

All season long, our panel predicted every Big Ten football game. We also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. With the Big Ten bowl season now complete, it’s time to crown the 2103 champion. That would be’s Sean Merriman, who went 85-19, including a 4-3 bowl clip. Big Ten fans finished third, at 82-22. See the full season standings and bowl picks in this post. [ MORE: View full 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 85-19 Bowl record: 4-3 Big Ten bowl game predictions: Minnesota 28, Syracuse 14; Kansas State 27,

Eric Decker

Gallery: View our 2013 All-Big Ten NFL Team

The 2013 NFL regular season came to an end late Sunday night. That being the case, it’s time to release our 2013 All-Big Ten NFL Team. Check out our offensive and defensive teams in this post. Did someone get snubbed? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the post. OFFENSE QB: Drew Brees, New Orleans (Purdue): 446-650, 5,162 yards, 39 TD, 12 INT RB: Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh (Michigan State): 244 car., 860 yards, 8 TD; 45 rec., 399 yards RB: Pierre Thomas, New Orleans (Illinois): 147 car., 549 yards, 2 TD; 77 rec., 513 yards, 3

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tom's Take: Gophers fall in Texas Bowl

Minnesota’s memorable 2013 season came to an unsatisfying close Friday night with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. Leading 17-14 with just over two minutes remaining in the game, Syracuse got a 70-yard punt return from Brisley Estime, which eventually set up the game-winning score for the Orange with just over a minute remaining. Minnesota’s bowl skid is now at six games, with the program’s last postseason win coming back in 2004. [ MORE: BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP | 2013-14 BOWL SCHEDULE | CONNECT ] BEST OF TEXAS BOWL Best play: Leading 17-14 late in the

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Syracuse tops Minnesota in Texas Bowl

Mitch Leidner and the Gophers did all they could to capture the program’s first bowl win since 2004, but Minnesota’s Cinderella season came to an end Friday night with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl. Catch up on all the stats, scores, tweets and postgame video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule ] SYRACUSE 21, MINNESOTA 17 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | FOLLOW LIVE (AP) Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on

Kill moves down to sideline for second half

After spending the first half of Friday night’s Texas Bowl up in the booth, Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill has made the move down to the field and is expected to coach there for the remainder of the game. ESPN reported that Kill addressed his team at halftime and made the move down to the field in hopes of inspiring the Gophers in the second half. Minnesota currently trails Syracuse 7-3 early on in the third quarter. Here is a photo of Kill back on the Minnesota sideline.

Jerry Kill

Jerry Kill to coach from press box tonight

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has announced that he will continue to coach from the press box in tonight’s Texas Bowl matchup against Syracuse. According to the, Kill contemplated the idea of coaching from the sideline, but after a meeting late Thursday night, he decided it is best to remain in the box for the seventh consecutive game. #Gophers notes: Kill mulls over coaching from press box or sideline; he'll have a special guest visiting tonight: — JoeChristensen (@JoeCStrib) December 27, 2013 Kill, who hasn’t coached on the field since the Gophers’ 23-7 loss against Iowa back on

Kenny Bell

Major storyline for every Big Ten bowl game

Bowl season is officially here. Can you feel it, Big Ten fans? Minnesota will kick off the Big Ten bowl season on Friday night against Syracuse in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium. The Gophers are one of seven Big Ten teams playing in bowl games this season. There has been plenty of news and notes leading up to bowl season, but what are the major storylines facing every Big Ten bowl team? Let’s have a look. Texas Bowl: Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6),  Dec. 27, 6 p.m. ET Major storyline: Can Minnesota take the next step? Minnesota had a

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Let's watch 2013's top 10 B1G football games

The holidays can be a time for reflection, so over Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, BTN is airing our top 10 Big Ten football game from the past season. Five games air on Tuesday and the other five air on Wednesday. Over the past week BTN viewers and readers voted for their favorite games, then we compiled the top 10 list. RANK AIRS (all times ET) GAME | HIGHLIGHTS No. 10: Dec. 24, Noon. Nebraska at Michigan – 11/9/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS No. 9: Dec. 24, 2 p.m. Wisconsin at Ohio State – 9/28/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

David Cobb

Season Review: Tough to top Minnesota's 2013 story

Minnesota was one of the best stories in the nation in 2013, showing resiliency in the face of adversity as the team dealt with health issues to Jerry Kill that forced him to leave the program at one point. The reins were handed to defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, who thrived as the acting head coach in keeping the team on course with Kill tending to the seizures that are brought on by his epilepsy. When Kill returned, he worked from the press box on game days. And behind a tough, physical offense and improved defense, the Gophers kept winning en


Dienhart: Best of the Big Ten Bowls

So many bowls, so little time. That’s where I come in. Think of me as your bowl concierge. Time is precious. With that said, before you go ahead and make any bowl-watching plans, check out my Best of the Big Ten Bowls list. [ MORE: View our 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Best game: This will be the 100th Rose Bowl, so that’s a big posterity factor. Even better: This also may be a heck of a ballgame. Michigan State and Stanford are virtual clones in many ways. Each possesses a blue-collar quality, being built around physical offenses that like to