2016 Big Ten West Preview: Can The Gophers Contend?Kirk Ferentz's group surprised many last season as they ran off an undefeated regular season before losing their last two. Can they win the West once again?
Wisconsin's Road To The NCAA TournamentNational Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky, fellow first-round draft pick Sam Dekker, and other key players are gone, but the Badger train keeps rolling.
Badgers Beat Gophers For 12th Straight Time, 31-21Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 12th straight time, 31-21 on Saturday. Taiwan Deal rushed for 90 and two scores and Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) kept Paul Bunyan's Axe, which goes to the winner of the most-played rivalry game in college football.
Tyus Jones Named Most Outstanding Player At NCAA ChampionshipMinnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke's NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.
No. 5 Wisconsin Beats MinnesotaFrank Kaminsky scored 21 points, Bronson Koenig added a career-high 17 and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Minnesota 63-53 Saturday for its 10th straight win. The Badgers (25-2, 13-1 Big Ten) maintained their three-game conference lead in the loss column over Maryland, Purdue and Michigan State.
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Confident Gophers Ready To Face NebraskaThe Gopher football team is finding out about itself with a back-loaded schedule that takes them to Nebraska this week. They're still hopeful of a spot in the Big Ten championship game, but more concerned about the task at hand. It is the most difficult stretch of the season, and Coach Jerry Kill is hoping his team doesn't play so hard that it can't keep playing.
'Miracle On Ice' Member Bob Suter DiesBob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57. The Wild announced Suter's death and called him "a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed." The team did not disclose other details.
Kentucky 74-73 Over Wisconsin, To Play For TitleAaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Beats Arizona 64-63 In OT In West RegionFrank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
Wisconsin Routs Baylor 69-52 To Reach West FinalBen Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.
Gophers Look For A ‘W’ In MadisonGopher forward Joey King say there's nothing like a Gopher-Wisconsin game. "Just the opportunity to play Wisconsin, it's something that people from Minnesota really look forward to," King said. The win the first time may have changed the Gopher's season. It also changed the way teams see Mo Walker, a key down the stretch, according to Coach Richard Pitino.