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How the Axe (and West) was won

History. Beyond strategy, that's what was talked about in Madison this week. It's a rivalry series that began in 1890. But Paul Chryst has taken a much different approach in sharing this history lesson than when he was a Badger player. "The coaches kind of handled it all back then," Chryst told our TV crew on Friday. "But it's nice to have the players take some ownership." It's why the 13 Badger seniors would take …

Barkley reflective at Rutgers & Penn State’s watershed moment

Photo Courtesy: mcall.com Saquon Barkley was reflective on Saturday night. He took the field for pregame at Rutgers. It was the first time he played there in his career. Barkley started to warm up on a field he had always wanted to play on as a kid. In fact, he told his Mom and Dad that as early as six or seven years old. It's a school which offered him a college football scholarship …

Armstrong’s gutsy performance & a virtual reality experience

Tommy Armstrong let out a huge sigh on the field. Then he smiled. We were waiting to do our postgame interview. Before we started, I asked him off-camera, "How are you feeling?" He shrugged his shoulders, "Two more weeks, man. That's all I have to say is two more weeks." The Nebraska quarterback has been a Husker Ironman, and he now only has two more weeks left of the regular season to try and …

Franklin’s text message, hardhats/lunchpails, and throwback Millen photos

The text message was pretty simple: "Iowa, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa". It's what James Franklin sent to his team last Tuesday evening after the first College Football Playoff rankings came out and had Penn State 12th. It was consistent to Franklin's message all week long: Penn State had plenty to worry about ON THE FIELD for Saturday night. In fact, each day of the week, he would remind his team of certain Iowa stats. …

“Be relevant in November”… Illini QB update…Butkus is back

"Let's be relevant in November" was the message Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys told his team this week. The Gophers became bowl-eligible for the fifth-straight year with a win against Illinois on Saturday. It's an impressive consistency for a program that is now building off the Jerry Kill-laid foundation, but also trying to establish a new identity. Running back Rodney Smith talks about the recent legacy left by former players and the …
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