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Big Ten links: More retrospectives on Jerry Kill's football career

News of Jerry Kill’s abrupt retirement stirred the Big Ten yesterday. It was a sad day for college football, as the sport lost one of its good guys. Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has a look at how Kill was struggling with his medications. And here is a good look back at Kill’s three-decade career. He was one of the best on many levels and will be missed. We all wish him good health and a happy life. But how will this impact the program he leaves behind? Can Minnesota retain the momentum Kill has started? [MORE:

Watch this incredible 'sketched' Iowa football hype video

There are good hype videos. There are great hype videos. And then there is this hype video, which YouTube user Jimmy Feeney remade into an incredible “sketched” style. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | 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 ] Iowa Football’s Twitter account, @HawkeyeFootball, tweeted out a mid-season hype video on Saturday during the team’s bye week. On Sunday, Feeney published the

Video: Watch Big Ten stars dress head coaches for Halloween

Sometimes the best and most entertaining content from Big Ten media days comes weeks, if not months, after the actual event. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | 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 ] Big Ten Football Media Days was July 30-31 in Chicago, and on Tuesday, four days before Halloween, CBS Sports shared a fantastic topical video feature from the annual summer event.

Dienhart: Jerry Kill was one of game's best coaches, people

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.”

Photo: You see this recreation of Michigan State's win at Michigan?

Wild sports plays get special treatment these days in the age of social media. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | 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 haven’t been many wilder plays, in any sport, than the ending to the Michigan State-Michigan game a couple weeks ago. You know the play, by now. If not, Michigan punter Blake O’Neill mishandled the snap on

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retiring, cites 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.

What's it like to golf with PSU's Zettel? Watch 'The Journey'

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, we profile Penn State senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel, and on one day our crew followed Zettel pursuing his favorite hobby. “His golf game, it kind of brings out the funniest parts of Anthony,” one teammate says. “But he’s also extremely overly obnoxious and competitive.” For instance, before teeing off, Zettel announces his presence to anyone within earshot. “You guys want to watch this drive?” Zettel asks the other golfers. “It’s going to be spectacular.” Later, after a partner hits, Zettel makes another crack. “Nice,”