P.J. Fleck takes over after at Minnesota after a controversial coaching change, but he inherits a team that won nine games last season.
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Six Big Ten teams are in the top 20 of the 2018 recruiting class rankings, and a big reason is the infusion of youth in the assistant coaching ranks.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
East Carolina announces three graduate transfer additions from Power 5 programs: Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, Clemson running back Tyshon Dye and Minnesota defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore. All three will be eligible this season.
The University of Minnesota's regents are investigating a leak of confidential information regarding sexual harassment allegations against its athletic department.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, some teams' stocks are trending in opposite directions. The Badgers? We're buying. Iowa? No so much.
Ohio State promises one of the toughest defensive fronts in the nation while Penn State's multi-pronged offense should be fun to watch.
Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
What an emotional conference call with Jaguars seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick. Fought back tears throughout the entire five-minute call. An amazing, raw moment.
Who will replace the production of receiver Chris Godwin for Penn State? Juwan Johnson may provide the answer.
The Golden Gophers will make headlines under head coach P.J. Fleck. Georgia has already been targeted by the new staff, and the returns have netted OT Oyenmwen Uzebu and WR Terell Smith, among others.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Minnesota has received an immediate recruiting boost under new coach P.J. Fleck, now with the No. 16 ranked recruiting class for 2018. That is the highest ranking for Minnesota at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Fleck and his staff have been relentless on the recruiting trail and have infused the same kind of energy that they did at Western Michigan. If the staff can turn things around on the field, this could be the start of a lot of positive momentum at Minnesota.
SEC? Nuh-uh. ACC? Not quite. Big 12 and Pac-12? Um, no. From the elite at the top and all the way down, the Big Ten has the best collection of coaches.
Minnesota new head football coach P.J. Fleck, aka Mr. "Row the Boat," asked fans to bring oars to the Golden Gophers' spring game. Clearly, the fans did not disappoint. (Photo Courtesy: @GopherFootball/Twitter)
All four of the conference's teams that were in the playoff mix -- Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin -- return their starting QBs.
From the Bob Diaco effect in Lincoln to the P.J. Fleck effect in the Twin Cities, we get back to answering your Big Ten questions in a new mailbag.
Nebraska and Minnesota are trying to find their way in the Big Ten West. And a lot of that will depend on what they get out of their quarterbacks.
Spring football is a time for hope and the thought that anything is possible, right? Um, no. Here's why your team will be disappointed in the fall.
Minnesota will review how it handled sexual assault allegations involving football players last fall. "We must take a step back and learn so we can do better," board chairman Dean Johnson said.
Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan State, Northwestern and Minnesota might not be preseason favorites, but there are reasons why each could be Big Ten champ.
Spring is crucial for setting up a team for success in the fall -- and some programs have more work to do than others.
Three Minnesota football players have been cleared in an alleged sexual assault and harassment case that included accusations against 10 players.
They aren't easily noticed, but unheralded recruits such as Virginia Tech's Zohn Burden and Baylor's Joey McGuire are doing big things in 2018.
Once considered a home for slow, plodding players, who knew that the Big Ten would stake a claim as the nation's fastest conference at the NFL combine?
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
Minnesota is about to hit the practice field for the first time under P.J. Fleck. How different will the offense look for the Gophers this season? "I mean, until we get down by the goal line, we really won't be under center at all," QB Conor Rhoda said. "But other than that, the basics are going to be very similar. The verbiage we use is a lot different and stuff like that, but really I don't think there's a huge difference in what we're trying to accomplish."