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.
Going to bowls has a lot of perks for programs. Another game to play, good exposure and extra practice time, among other things. But for the players, it’s all about the SWAG--Stuff We All Get.
Michigan and Ohio State took the top spots on the 2016 college football attendance list, while two other Big Ten programs saw some of the largest increases in the country.
It’s official: Minnesota won’t miss the Holiday Bowl. The player boycott has ended, the players announced this morning. Minnesota will face Washington State on Dec. 29 in San Diego.
The Minnesota football players' boycott continued Friday as uncertainty hovers over the Gophers program and their upcoming bowl game.