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2016 Schedule
9-4, 4th in Big Ten - West
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2dJesse Temple

Biggest strengths of teams in Big Ten West

From Iowa's running game to Wisconsin's linebackers, we examine the biggest strengths of each team in the Big Ten West division.

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7dDarren Rovell

New coach Fleck can 'Row the Boat' with Gophers

P.J. Fleck will be able to use "Row the Boat" with the Golden Gophers after his agent reached an agreement with Western Michigan, which had trademarked the phrase.

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14dJesse Temple

Instant impact recruit: Minnesota Gophers

P.J. Fleck's first recruiting class at Minnesota includes an offensive lineman who could help keep the Gophers' rushing attack rolling.

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17d

Lawyer: Minnesota players discussing lawsuit

An attorney representing a group of Minnesota football players says several are still considering bringing a federal lawsuit stemming from an investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

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18d

Minn. panel drops discipline for 4 football players

The Minnesota panel that heard the case of 10 football players allegedly involved in a sexual assault has upheld punishment for five and overturned or reduced discipline for the other five.

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20dESPN RecruitingNation

Grading the 2017 Big Ten recruiting classes

Ohio State and Michigan grabbed the headlines, but don't ignore what Penn State, Maryland -- Maryland! -- and Nebraska did on national signing day as the Big Ten flexed its recruiting muscles.

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25d

Suspended Minn. players present case to panel

The 10 Minnesota football players suspended after an alleged sexual assault presented their case Friday, one day after the school presented its side in a session that lasted more than nine hours.

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27dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Wake Forest is hiring former Minnesota defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel for the same position. A deal was finalized earlier Wednesday. Sawvel served as Minnesota's defensive coordinator in 2016 but was let go along after the team's victory in the Holiday Bowl. He has coached defensive backs at Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Ferris State. This is a strong move by Wake Forest, which lost defensive coordinator Mike Elko to Notre Dame last month.

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35dJesse Temple

Stats that defined 2016: Minnesota Gophers

An improved rushing attack led by running back Rodney Smith helped Minnesota reach a bowl for the fifth consecutive season.

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