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Minnesota star RB David Cobb to play vs. rival Wisconsin

Minnesota needs all the help it can get to win at Wisconsin for the first time since 1994 and clinch the Big Ten West title. And the Gophers’ cause will get a big boost from the return of top rusher David Cobb from injury. During the week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wasn’t sure about Cobb’s availability, describing it as a “big question mark” after he left last week’s game at Nebraska in the second half with a hamstring injury. “I know he’ll do his best to go, but we’re not going to risk somebody going out there 90 percent or

Dienhart: My top 10 Big Ten running backs for 2014

Northwestern received great news Tuesday, as running back Venric Mark was granted a medical hardship for a fifth season of eligibility. Mark’s return bolsters what will be a strong collection of running backs in the Big Ten in 2014. Here’s my ranking of the conference’s Top 10 backs for next season. Before I get to my list, there’s more on Mark. The Wildcat speedster was limited to three games last fall while battling multiple injuries. He played for the last time on Oct. 12 at Wisconsin, leaving in the first quarter with a fractured ankle that sidelined him for the

Q&A: David Cobb enjoying his 'dream season'

No player in the Big Ten has been more surprising this season than Minnesota running back David Cobb. When the season began, he was a third-stringer behind Donnell Kirkwood and Rodrick Williams. But when Kirkwood injured an ankle in the season opener vs. UNLV, an opportunity developed. Williams and Cobb shared the load, but Cobb slowly took over and hasn’t looked back.  He’s now one of the top backs in the Big Ten for an 8-2 Minnesota team that’s the surprise of the league. Cobb is fifth in the Big Ten in rushing, carrying 175 times for 942 yards and