Today's links: Tracking opinions of Gophers' move

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Minnesota Announces Tubby Smith Firing

The firing of Minnesota coach Tubby Smith resonated across Big Ten country and the nation, and most of the reaction was negative. So, I have to start daily links right there—even with postseason basketball in full churn. Legendary columnist Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says the Gophers haven’t had much success hiring big-time coaches. He’s correct, but why stop trying? And am I the only one in the galaxy who knows Smith was 46-62 in Big Ten games at Minnesota?

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Video: Mark Pantoni 'Football Report' interview

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Mark Pantoni Recruiting Feature

No one hauled in a better 2013 recruiting class than Urban Meyer and Ohio State, according to In all, the Buckeyes inked 24 players, including five five-star recruits. On Monday night’s “Football Report,” BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with Mark Pantoni, Ohio State’s director of player personnel. How do the Buckeyes go about recruiting some of the nation’s elite talent? Find out in the video now.

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How should Wisconsin handle QB situation?

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BTN Football Report on Wisconsin Spring Practice

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In Monday’s web-only “Football Report” segment, BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith offered their thoughts on how Wisconsin should handle its quarterback situation. The Badgers, of course, return all three signal-callers who saw time under center last season – Danny O’Brien. Curt Phillips and Joel Stave – in addition to redshirt freshman Bart Houston. Hear our analysts’ suggestions in this video.

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Watch our 'Football Report' tonight

Be sure to catch tonight’s “Big Ten Football Report” at 10:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go with Mike Hall, Gerry DiNardo, and Howard Griffith. Our guys take a look at the latest Big Ten football news, including an injury at Michigan, Wisconsin’s big schedule news, and ongoing spring football impressions.

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The week that was:'s top 10 stories

Nicholas Magaludis & Jesse Delgado

Craig Fitzgerald Sits Down With Howard Griffith

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the full list in this post.

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Today's links: Another big tourney day

We had to wait until close to midnight for our first big upset of the NCAA tourney, with No. 14 Harvard shocking No. 3 New Mexico. What will Day Two bring? Hopefully not an upset for No. 1 Indiana, which takes its first step toward a national championship today vs. James Madison. And, it’s Final Four or bust for a Hoosiers team that has some pressure on it. But, it’s embracing it.

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