Richard Pitino notched his first signature win at Minnesota as the Gophers upset No. 11 Ohio State 63-53 on Thursday night in Minneapolis. The victory marked Minnesota’s first win against a ranked opponent this season, while Ohio State dropped its third straight game for the first time since 2009.
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So, Philip Nelson is bolting Minnesota because he wants to play for a program that “centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets.”
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There were three Big Ten women’s basketball games on Thursday night. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 66-42 win over Ohio State. Michigan State followed with a 88-72 thumping of Iowa, and Nebraska edged out Minnesota, 88-85 in overtime
Michigan State’s football team has been known as one of the top conditioned teams in the nation during the Mark Dantonio-era, and the man responsible for that is Spartans strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie.