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  • Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

    Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result
    After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...
  • NBA roundup: Nuggets sign first-round picks

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Nuggets sign first-round picks The Denver Nuggets signed first-round draft picks center Jusuf Nurkic and guard Gary Harris, the team announced Thursday. The Nuggets acquired the rights to both players in a draft-night...
  • Big Ten teams lament Rose Bowl implications

    CHICAGO The addition of a playoff to determine a college football national champion had Big Ten coaches thinking about tradition on the second day of Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday. The new system comes with a revamped bowl season, one that forsakes old...
  • Big Ten hopes future schedules pay off with playoff berth

    CHICAGO — The Big Ten's expansion to nine conference games in 2016 will enable each school to face every Big Ten team at least once in a four-year span. But it will also phase out nonconference matchups with Football Championship Series programs....
  • Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'

    Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'
    Words not normally associated with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: measured, mild, tame. But that's what Delany was Monday, especially compared with cohorts Mike Slive (SEC) and Bob Bowlsby (Big 12). Bowslby mocked NCAA enforcement by saying:...
  • Delany criticizes NCAA's enforcement process

    CHICAGO Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days. Delany said he doesn't think the NCAA has been effective in...
  • Minnesota looking to make strides

    Minnesota looking to make strides
    After an eight-win season that included a four-game win streak, it would seem Minnesota would feel satiated with last season's success. Not so, said Gophers coach Jerry Kill. "When we came back from our (Texas) Bowl game and we had a team meeting, I...
  • Minnesota looks to build on 8-5 season

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Minnesota looks to build on 8-5 season CHICAGO -- Jerry Kill says he's feeling healthier these days and his Minnesota football program reflects those improved conditions. The 52-year-old Golden...
  • Former Illini player dies practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
  • Except for his limp, Minnesota's Kill fit for preseason camp

    CHICAGO � Jerry Kill has worked hard to get his epilepsy in check heading into another football season. Now, about that leg injury... The Gophers coach walked with a slight limp this week at Big Ten Media Days, still hobbling from an ill-advised...
  • Minnesota ranked No. 51, Gophers aim to build on hot 2013 season

    Minnesota ranked No. 51, Gophers aim to build on hot 2013 season
      The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • Has conference realignment at last reached a lull?

    The latest wave of major conference realignment lands ashore this week, bringing with it geographical contradictions, upended traditions and financial gains. Welcome to the Atlantic coast, Louisville. Time to get to know the Great Lakes, Maryland...