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2017 Schedule
9-4, 4th in Big Ten - West
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19dTom VanHaaren

Big Ten West teams poised to score big upsets

Pulling off an upset can make a good season great. Here are some Big Ten West teams that could score some surprise victories this fall.

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36dAdam Rittenberg

Fleck walks into unusual circumstances

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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39dTom VanHaaren

Young recruiters giving the Big Ten a boost

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.

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Minnesota regents launch probe into media leak

The University of Minnesota's regents are investigating a leak of confidential information regarding sexual harassment allegations against its athletic department.

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.

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First 2018 class rankings: Minnesota

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.

Minnesota fans faceplant trying to catch a punt (1:11)

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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)

Scholarship delivered via Easter egg (1:13)
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Minn. to review handling of sexual assault case

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.

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