Minnesota AD Mark Coyle release a statement on his decision to fire football coach Tracy Claeys following two seasons and a pair of bowl win. Read the full statement in this post.
The 48-year-old Claeys enjoyed a brief but eventful tenure for a program that continues to search for stable ground. He will leave Dinkytown with an 11-8 mark overall and 6-8 Big Ten record with two bowl wins.
Here is a look at Big Ten players who have declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, which runs April 27-29 in Philadelphia. Players have until Jan. 16 to declare.
Star Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played.
The dreary bowl run continues for Iowa, which has now lost five in a row. The last three bowl losses have been bad, falling 45-28 to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer, 45-16 to Stanford in the Rose and now this 30-3 beating at the hands of Florida.
Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, helping No. 20 Florida end a two-game losing streak with a 30-3 rout of No. 21 Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Monday.
Wisconsin faced a lose-lose situation vs. Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl. At the end of the day, Wisconsin avoided any embarrassment, while also giving the Big Ten a much-needed bowl victory in a 24-16 decision Monday.
Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli made a leaping 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and the Badgers won 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl on Monday to deny Western Michigan an undefeated season.
Troy Fumagalli is one of the Big Ten's elite tight ends, so it's no surprise when he makes a highlight-reel catch. Monday, in the Cotton Bowl, Fumagalli might have hauled in the best reception of his career.