Football

Team Doctor: Kill doing "very well"

Minnesota football team’s Dr. Pat Smith spoke to the media on Monday afternoon and gave an update on the condition of first-year Gophers’ head coach Jerry Kill, who suffered a seizure in the final seconds of Saturday’s 28-21 defeat to New Mexico State. Smith expects Kill to make a full recovery and be back on the Minnesota sideline “sooner rather than later,” although the timetable for his release is still undetermined, according to the school’s website.

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Big Ten Teams Make Fashion Statements

Oregon or Maryland the Big Ten is not, but three of the conference’s football teams made fashion statements during Week 2 action. Indiana debuted new white helmets, Northwestern added a patriotic twist to its lids and Michigan wore throwback uniforms and helmets. Which look was the best?

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Parachuting into TCF Bank Stadium

Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium is beautiful. But what does it look like thousands of feet in the air? We now have the answer to that question, thanks to the Minnesota YouTube page, which posted a video of two men jumping out of a plane and into the stadium before Minnesota hosted New Mexico State on Saturday.

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Alvarez Makes Cameo on HBO's Entourage

The popular HBO series “Entourage” featured a couple football legends on its latest episode Sunday night. There was Mike Ditka, the former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Chicago Bears, and then there was an even more familiar face to Big Ten fans: Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez. Alvarez, the three-time Rose Bowl champion coach and now the director of athletics, appeared on the show as himself. He acted as a motivational speaker for the staff of the fictitious talent agency Miller Gold.

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Pulse Preview: Rack Talks Crazy Finish

The sports world can’t stop talking about Michigan’s dramatic 35-31 comeback victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night. We’re no different. And at 6:30 p.m. ET Monday on “The Big Ten Pulse,” analysts Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle will look back at the thrilling finish, which featured three touchdowns in the final 1:12. The guys also will have an interview with Michigan State’s B.J. Cunningham, the Spartans’ new all-time leading wide receiver. Before the show airs, watch Rackley discuss the craziest finish he ever participated in. You can follow the Pulse on Twitter @BTNThePulse.

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