Given their bloodlines and new jobs, Minnesota’s Richard Pitino and Northwestern’s Chris Collins have quite a bit in common. Both are in their 30s. They’re the sons of well-known coaches, and they already seem to have a bond heading into their first season in the Big Ten.
Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a 20-17 Big Ten victory over Northwestern Saturday.
Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) is expected to be missing a key figure again, with coach Jerry Kill on a leave of absence due to his epilepsy. He’s had five seizures on game days in two-plus seasons as the Golden Gophers’ coach, and he missed the most recent game, a loss at Michigan two weeks ago.
The Gopher football team takes on Northwestern on Saturday searching for Minnesota’s first Big Ten win. It will most likely be defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ first time as acting head coach in Jerry Kill’s absence, as the head coach is in the midst of an indefinite leave to manage his epilepsy.
Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith was angry and upset with last night’s Big Ten result in Evanston, Il.
Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead Northwestern to a 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Another seizure for Jerry Kill kept the Minnesota coach off the sideline for the second half of the game against Michigan State.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is back at work this week after his latest seizure.
Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering another seizure following his team’s 21-13 loss to Northwestern.
The old adage suggests Northwestern won’t be successful with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian sharing time at the sport’s most important position.
For all the Big Ten bashing going on, there are a couple feel-good stories playing out at Minnesota and Northwestern.
The University of Minnesota football team will host Northwestern for the fall 2012 Homecoming game, and the Gophers will take place in Iowa’s Homecoming game, too, in a fight for Floyd of Rosedale.
Penn State shocks Illinois. Nebraska knocks off Indiana. Minnesota wins at Indiana. Northwestern beats Michigan State. Iowa stuns Michigan.
Rodney Williams had 11 points and four steals and flustered the Big Ten’s leading scorer to help Minnesota to its third straight win, 75-52 over Northwestern on Sunday.
Michael Thompson scored a tournament-record 35 points and Drew Crawford added 15 Thursday, leading Northwestern to a 75-65 victory over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.