So this week is kind of a B1G week for Gopher football and basketball. Before we dive into Gopher sports I want to share this cool partnership between Big Ten Network and the Big Ten blogs of SB Nation.
BTN is attempting to come up with a Mt. Rushmore of Big Ten Football. And they are partnering with SB Nation's Big Ten blogs to help determine who belongs for each school. This is just a cool partnership for us and one of the many reasons why SBN is an awesome network to be a part of.
BTN is rolling out an exciting new project, BTN's Mount Rushmores of Big Ten Football. For each Big Ten football program, online fan voting will identify the four former student-athletes for their own Mount Rushmore. On Monday, Dec. 1, BTN will unveil a list of 10 candidates per school based on the following criteria:
1. Football only.
2. Former student-athletes only - coaches and current student-athletes are not being considered.
3. On-the-field accomplishments while in college only - professional career will not be a factor. Accomplishments that were reviewed include, but are not limited to, career statistics; awards won; and team success.
4. Particular student-athletes were intentionally removed from consideration due to off-the-field transgressions and/or criminal activity.
Should be fun. The voting results, which will at least partially take place on TDG, will be revealed on BTN on December 19th. More details to come in the coming days/weeks.
- AxeGate2015...Badger players give their reaction to the Axe being moved.
- Even ESPN hates the new Axe policy. Thanks Gary!
- Scoggins looks at the price of success for Gopher football. Winning is great, but it usually means the rumor mill heats up about which program will snatch up Coach Kill because it is a vastly superior destination. Pay the man, amiright?
- Hey, what do you know? Sporting News thinks Nebraska should fire Bo Pelini and hire Jerry Kill.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recalls the 1962 Gopher/Badger game that was for the Big Ten Title.
- Phil Steele projects us to the Outback Bowl. I'd be pretty happy with this outcome.
- Daquein McNeil is in trouble for alleged domestic abuse. He is currently suspended from team activities, but this does not look good for anybody involved. Hate these situations. If any piece of this is true I hope that this is a learning opportunity for McNeil and that someone will come along side him and teach him that this is just not OK.
- Moving on to more pleasant topics. Rumble in the Garden takes a look at SJU's matchup with Minnesota tomorrow night.
- Pitino talks about the St. John's game and its importance.
- Amelia tells us that Pitino wants his team to think beyond the bubble (that might have to become a weekly post here, I like that title).