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2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
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1dBrian Bennett

What's new in the Big Ten for 2016?

The Big Ten will have a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, three new head coaches, a slew of talented freshmen, and the same old favorite.

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2dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

SEC loaded with hot seat candidates in 2016

Which coaches need wins in the worst way heading into the season? More than a couple of coaches in the SEC find themselves on the hot seat.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Keith Jordan will serve as Minnesota's acting linebackers coach as Mike Sherels continues to recover from multiple recent surgeries. Jordan had been a special teams quality control coach for Minnesota and previously served as defensive coordinator at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. "Mike is a resilient man who represents the best of college football," Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said in a statement. "He will be in our daily thoughts as we continue to prepare for the season, and we look forward to Mike's return to the staff when he is ready."

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11dPhil Steele

CFB's 15 most improved teams for 2016

Last year, Michigan and North Carolina went from losing records to double-digit wins. Who will be this year's biggest movers? A hint: Longhorn Nation should be optimistic.

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12dTodd McShay

McShay's top QB prospects for 2017

Todd McShay ranks the top 10 quarterbacks on his draft board headed into the 2016 college football season, including Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota LB coach Mike Sherels was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday for an unexpected surgery, team officials said. Sherels also had a medical procedure last week. The Gophers have not given a timetable for his return to the team.

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17dBrian Bennett

Big Ten gambles that 9 equals one big playoff boost

The Big Ten's switch to nine league games is designed to increase its appeal to the CFP committee, but B1G coaches know there are some risks with the change. Just ask the Big 12 and Pac-12.

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26dJosh Moyer

Top Big Ten players: Nos. 25-21

Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Rutgers representatives lead off our list of the top 25 players in the Big Ten.

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31dBrian Bennett

Awards for the best of Big Ten media days

The Big Ten concluded its media days on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the best quotes, best boasts and best dance moves that came out of Chicago.

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33dAustin Ward

B1G media days kick off on a somber note

Naturally, Jim Harbaugh will be the center of attention, but there will be plenty of big topics to cover when the Big Ten kicks off its media days.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys praises senior QB Mitch Leidner for his leadership after competing through a foot injury. This marks Leidner's third media day appearance. "People recognize him more than they do me," Claeys said.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota has dropped 12 straight to archrival Wisconsin, but Gophers linebacker Jack Lynn expects the streak to end Nov. 26 in Madison. "We should get it this year," Lynn said. "There's no reason why we can't do it. The way we're working, we're quiet about it, but I can feel it with this team more than any other team that we will be successful."

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner, who had offseason foot surgery, says he has been 100 percent for about a month and that his foot "has never felt better." Senior was MVP of Quick Lane Bowl despite playing with four torn ligaments in that foot.

Team Stats

Passing Yards214.274th
Rushing Yards142.9101st
Points For24.6100th
Points Against26.1Tied-59th

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