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.
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The Big Ten-SEC rivalry is real, but many Big Ten officials don't view the two leagues as diametrically opposed, even if it's how they're portrayed.
As Big Ten teams settle into the offseason, questions from fans focus on some new faces on the sidelines and Wisconsin's tough schedule.
Minnesota's hopes to contend in the Big Ten's West Division will likely ride on how they finish at Nebraska, vs. Northwestern and at Wisconsin.
Jerry Kill, former Minnesota football coach, is the new associate athletic director at Kansas State.
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
On the same day he resigned from Syracuse, AD Mark Coyle was also officially introduced at Minnesota for the same position. "I regret the timing," he said. Coyle cited family and friends as a big reason for the move; he's originally from Iowa.
We're continuing a discussion of the Big Ten schedules with the start of conference action.
It should come as no surprise that Jim Harbaugh is quickly taking Michigan's quarterback situation from a weakness to a strength.
Bronko Nagurski was an obvious choice but who else made the list of the Big Ten's all-time best defensive tackles?
Who's the Big Ten's best signal-caller in the fourth quarter? Who's the best in the red zone? Who throws well against the blitz? We take a look.
How B1G could a new Big Ten be?
In the spirit of conference expansion chatter, our Ryan McGee has an idea. He shook up the Big Ten, added four schools and juggled the divisions to help create a more balanced CFB map. Which teams are in the new East and West? Flipping the field
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Between the ESPN networks and BTN, Big Ten-scheduled night kickoffs in 2016 feature Nebraska in a league-high five games, followed by Ohio State (4), Northwestern, Iowa and Penn State (3), Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Rutgers (2), Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Minnesota (1).
Gophers have thin nonconference slate
Minnesota's three opponents are considered no better than average: Oregon State, Indiana State and Colorado State. And there's good news for new coach Tracy Claeys' travel budget: All three will be home games. 10 easiest nonconference skeds (Insider)
Baylor has one of the nation's weakest nonconference schedules in 2016, according to ESPN Stats & Info. But four Big Ten teams ended up dominating the list of 10 softest Septembers.
Another QB to watch for Dallas fans?
Cowboys fans might want to keep an eye on Minnesota's Mitch Leidner this season. Todd McShay has the QB penciled in as Dallas' first-round pick in his first mock for next spring. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)
The Golden Gophers will make some schematic changes on both sides; they're also very deep at running back and should get help from 3 juco linemen.
After signing a top-five class in 2016, Ohio State has take the lead in the Big Ten with the 2017 class.
Taking a look at the Big Ten receivers and tight ends who were most effective on paper in 2015, and who might surprise in 2016.
Jordan Howard, Eric Murray, Connor Cook and Andy Janovich -- one or all of these former Big Ten players could make a name for himself on Sundays.
Highlights: De'Vondre Campbell
The Falcons nabbed the former Golden Gopher with the 115th overall pick. Check out some of Campbell's best highlights.
Vincent Calhoun, a junior college transfer and an early enrollee, appeared to solidify the right side of Minnesota's O-line in the spring scrimmage.
Big Ten writes Josh Moyer and Jesse Temple debate whether the coaches or the players can better influence change in the NCAA.
Georgia natives Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith didn't know each other back home but have united to propel the Minnesota offense.
Big Ten Spring Game schedule
Northwestern and Minnesota will play their spring games on Saturday, and the following two weekends will be filled with the return of more Big Ten football action.
A new-look secondary will take the field for Minnesota on Saturday in the Big Ten's second spring game.
Minnesota vs Oregon State Beavers
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