Minnesota formally announced that P.J. Fleck has been named head football coach and agreed to a five-year deal. Fleck wil be introduced today at a press conference at 3:45 p.m. ET, and the event will air live on BTN.
Multiple reports say Westerrn Michigan's P.J. Fleck will be the fifth Golden Gophers coach since 2006, following Glen Mason, Tim Brewster, Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys.
The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.
Minnesota AD Mark Coyle release a statement on his decision to fire football coach Tracy Claeys following two seasons and a pair of bowl win. Read the full statement in this post.
The 48-year-old Claeys enjoyed a brief but eventful tenure for a program that continues to search for stable ground. He will leave Dinkytown with an 11-8 mark overall and 6-8 Big Ten record with two bowl wins.
We're one day closer to 2017, and today BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is counting down the 10 best storylines, in no particular order, of the 2016 Big Ten football season.
No team entered the bowl season amid the tumult that enveloped Minnesota, which had to diffuse a player boycott that threatened its participation in this game. Things got smoothed out, and the Golden Gophers proceeded to post a 17-12 upset of Washington State to finish 9-4.
Shannon Brooks caught a tipped pass from Mitch Leidner for a 13-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and Minnesota upset Luke Falk and the Washington State Cougars 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night.
Jerry Kill could be just what Rutgers needs to invigorate what was a moribund Scarlet Knights offense in 2016. Kill brings a wealth of knowledge to the staff of Chris Ash, who just finished his first season at Rutgers with a 2-10 record overall and a 1-9 Big Ten mark.
For the first time this season, there's a new No. 1 team in Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. It's 10-2 Wisconsin, and it replaces Indiana in the No. 1 spot. See Crispin's full list inside.