I shouldn’t have been surprised to see the e-mail. But, I still was caught off guard. There it was, glowing on my computer screen: “University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announced this morning that he is retiring from his position effective immediately due to health reasons.”
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill abruptly retired because of health reasons on Wednesday, ending his efforts to rebuild the Golden Gopher football program during a tenure that included a series of game-day seizures.
Every year around this time, I put my thinking cap on and come up with a list of the top QB-WR duos in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There are plenty of good options to chose from this season. In fact, three Big Ten quarterbacks have already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark heading into Week 9 of the season. A
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Week 9 is another light menu, with just five games for a second week in succession. Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State are off this Saturday.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
From a Big Ten vantage point, not much changed in Jerry Palm's latest bowl projections. Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoff, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
So far this season, a number of fans have sent us some creative videos of them making their Big Ten football confidence picks just like BTN football analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch all of the weekly submissions that made it to TV in this post, then find out how to submit your video to us each remaining week of the season. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 5 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident). Include
The college basketball season is here. Exhibition games start up this week, starting Thursday night, and we'll air 15 of them on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, through Monday, Nov. 9.
Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach and former Minnesota player and assistant coach, died Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday. He was 60