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Beyond the Badger football title …

I have a lasting memory from covering the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game in Madison Saturday night. It has nothing to do with a play, with the celebration, really, even with football. It had everything to do with the pregame Senior Day ceremony. Like his other senior teammates and managers, Wisconsin's right guard, Kyle Costigan, was honored on the field before the game started. His family was there, except for one - his Mother, Sandy.   …

Road to Tevin … Murphy’s Law

Tevin Coleman= great running back, better person The Hoosier running back led all B1G backs this week with 228 yards and 3 TDs vs OSU. It continues to impress me to watch Coleman produce numbers even with an offense depleted at the QB position, on a team that is winless in the B1G, and where everyone in the house knows he's going to get the football. I spoke to Coleman's high school football …

Braxton Miller Rehab Update/Barrett Recruiting Story

Braxton Miller Rehab Update:  As part of our coverage of the Indiana-OSU game Saturday, I was able to talk to Head Athletic Trainer Doug Calland about Braxton Miller's rehab. Calland says Braxton works about six days a week, three hours a day rehabbing his shoulder. He's even worked alongside Dr. James Andrews group of people down in Alabama. Braxton has range of motion back, and is doing some resistance training now. He …

#MelvinMoment keeping tabs on the others …

B1G is Mt. RUSHmore The B1G has 4 of the top 6 rushers in the country, and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is one of them. If you think he keeps tabs on what Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah or Indiana's Tevin Coleman are doing, you'd be right. Gordon told me last weekend that every Saturday, he checks up on their stats. And Wisconsin Head Coach Gary Andersen says that's not a selfish thing. "If Melvin is the …

Wildcat Warrior

Football Saturdays always stretch our focus in plenty of directions. Northwestern didn't beat Nebraska on Saturday, but there was a story I learned about over the weekend, which was greater than any win or loss, and I wanted to share it. WILDCAT WARRIOR  Meet Jake Scheid. He's 8 years old. Loves Northwestern football. And though he can't "see" it, he can certainly "feel" it. Because of various medical complications over the last year, Jake lost vision in …
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