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Video: Watch our all-access Tracy Claeys feature

The Minnesota football team held its first spring game under Tracy Claeys on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. [ MORE: Watch a replay of the Minnesota spring game on BTN2Go ] Leading up to it all, BTN cameras followed Claeys, the longtime Jerry Kill assistant, around for an all-access look at a day with the Gophers. Claeys became the interim coach following Kill’s retirement midway through last season, and he earned the full-time position in November. Watch our feature on Claeys in the video above. And, check out some of the top Minnesota spring game highlights below.

Video: Check out Minnesota spring game highlights

The Minnesota football team held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. The first spring game under Tracy Claeys featured two 40-minutes halves of game action, most of which was controlled by the defense.

The unintended consequences of new NBA draft rules

Back in January, the NCAA made a bold move in favor of athletes by pushing back the date that they must remove their name from the NBA Draft and allowing college players to enter the draft multiple times without penalty. But could there be some unforeseen drawbacks to this plan?

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's Raptor Center helps birds of prey reach new heights

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. The bald eagle slowly and deliberately spread its wings as it leapt into the sky. Mustering all of its returning strength, the majestic bird began the slow rise that marked its return to nature — a return that only a few months prior was no guarantee. But thanks to the work of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, this bird — a

Predicting 2016 starting quarterbacks: West Division

On Monday, I predicted who would be the starting quarterback for each Big Ten East team. So, in an attempt to be fair, it’s time to share my Big Ten West predictions–even if most of the starting situations are settled. Here goes. ILLINOIS Wes Lunt. Tumult has been the order of the day in Champaign, where there have been three head coaches since August. But the arrival of Lovie Smith brings the prospect of better days. Smith had to be pleased to find Wes Lunt, a veteran hand who looks like an NFL quarterback. But Lunt needs to improve as