The Rams will need to be at the top of their game to grab a road win at Minnesota.
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In their season opener, the Gophers host Oregon State, a team that figures to still be rebuilding in Gary Andersen's second season.
Who will play quarterback at Michigan? And can any one player fill the massive hole left by Ezekiel Elliott at Ohio State? The Big Ten has some interesting position battles to watch.
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Last year, the Big Ten finished the season with six teams ranked in the final AP Top 25. How will things shake out this season?
Forget 140 characters. Drew Wolitarsky is writing 140 pages. The Gophers' leading returning receiver is just as good with words as he is with routes.
Minnesota will take on Oregon State on Thursday, Sept. 1 on the opening weekend of the season. A look at the Golden Gophers.
Every team has one -- a wild-card guy who could be great or inconsequential, or anything in between. Here are the 14 biggest X factors in the Big Ten for 2016.
Linebacker Carter Coughlin, the state of Minnesota's top-ranked player at any position, should help Minnesota's defense with his size and speed.
The Golden Gophers' group of kickers, holders and snappers executed 100-yard field goal, a bicycle boot and more. Don't believe us? Here's the video.
Woody Hayes, Fielding Yost and Bo Schembechler lead the way for all-time great Big Ten coaches.
There's a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback in Columbus, and Ohio State fans know the success of their offense rests with J.T. Barrett. Who are the Big Ten's other indispensable players?
Sure, Bernie Bierman is the top-ranked Minnesota coach, but where do Murray Warmath and Henry L. Williams rate?
Michigan State-BYU and Iowa-Minnesota games in October could offer insight into how the races in the Big Ten will shape up.
Talk about leaving your mark: A tractor trailer with Minnesota branding was spotted in Syracuse, presumably filled with new AD Mark Coyle's stuff.
Tennessee's October schedule is treacherous; its November slate is easy. The Vols are one of five teams that can put themselves in the driver's seat if they can navigate their lopsided schedules.
Shannon Brooks is a difference-maker with serious big-play ability for the Gophers.
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Numerous Power 5 conference programs were represented at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp near Houston on Tuesday. Coaches from Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas and Texas Tech were among those spotted scouting the talent on hand at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas.
How do Big Ten coaches think 2016 will play out? With anonymity assured, they dish on why Michigan is the team to beat, how J.T. Barrett could struggle again and more about the league.
Ending 12 years of futility vs. Wisconsin won't be easy on the road, but to have a special season, Minnesota must find a way to beat the Badgers.
why not live in Fantasyland for a bit? Here are potential matchups for the totally nonexistent 2016 SEC/Big Ten challenge.
The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.
Minnesota fans may not always be excited by Mitch Leidner, but when the season gets underway he'll be one of the most experienced QBs in the league.
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