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EVANSTON, Ill. (SportsNetwork.com) - David Cobb rushed for 103 yards on 20 carries to help lead the University of Minnesota football team to a 20-17 win over the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big Ten Conference showdown at Dyche Stadium. Philip Nelson completed 8-of-11 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota (5-2, 1-2 Big Ten), which snapped a two-game losing streak.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill – University of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns, in a 56-32 Wisconsin win over Illinois Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. UW’s starting middle linebacker Chris Borland left the game early with an apparent injury. His backup, junior Marcus Trotter, made the best of his moment with nine tackles and a fumble recovery. Quarterback Joel Stave threw for 189 yards and two touchdown passes in the win, including a three-yard toss to James White in the third quarter.
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a recall of chicken and ham products from a Wisconsin-based food company. The federal agency says food products from Milwaukee-based Garden-Fresh Foods may be contaminated with listeria. The recall, issued on Thursday, includes 20 products and over six-thousand pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham. The recall is in addition to a second one, issued on September 25, for 11 products.
DULUTH - The streak is now at 54. The No. 1 ranked University of Minnesota women's hockey team shutout Minnesota-Duluth Friday 4-0 at AMSOIL Arena to remain unebeaten 54 games an onward. MInnesota led 1-0 for two periods on a Sarah Davis goal before score three goals in the third period. Meghan Lorence, Rachel Bonna and Dani Cameranesi also scored goals for the U and Lorence had an assist. Amanda Leveille had 26 saves for the Golden Gophers. Both teams will be in action tonight starting at 6:07 p.m. _________________________ The No.
CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (SportsNetwork.com) - After making their return to the Top-25, No. 25 Wisconsin will face a tough Big Ten Conference road test at Illinois on Saturday night. Wisconsin began the season ranked in the preseason poll and were able to climb to No. 20 following a fast 2-0 start, but with a couple of difficult road losses to Arizona (32-30) and Ohio State (31-24), it promptly fell from the ranks.
Spring Valley and Elmwood/Plum City prep football teams were both beaten by top-ranked opponents in their respective season finales Friday. Valley was just edged out by No. 4 ranked Glenwood City 30-29 at Williams Stadium in Menomonie while EPC lost 42-13 to No. 5 Alma/Pepin at Pepin. Both GC and A/P are Division 7 squads. Glenwood City's Jeff Kopacz scored the winning touchdown with :39 seconds to go on a three-yard run. Kopacz rushed for 100 yards and caught two passes for 67 yards.
PRESCOTT - Dennis Schutz's 28-yard field goal with :10 seconds left in the ballgame made Ellsworth High School's football team's regular season a perfect one Friday. The kick broke a 14-14 tie against the Panthers'' Pierce County rival Prescott and gave EHS a regular season-ending 17-14 win. Ellsworth finishes 9-0, 7-0 in the Middle Border Conference for the first time since 1999. "Whether you win by one or win by 30, it's still a win," Ellsworth head coach Clair Austin said. "I'm very proud of our boys, our seniors, who make overcoming adversity a regular habit.
BARRON - Criminal charges are possible against a 17-year-old boy suspected of making a bomb threat last week at Barron High School in northwest Wisconsin. Sheriff's deputies said the boy admitted writing the threat on a wall at the school. Officers said they obtained the confession yesterday during an interview with the teen. The Barron County district attorney's office will decide what, if any, charges to file. He's also awaiting an expulsion hearing at his school, and is suspended for now. Also, prosecutors are still reviewing possible cha
MEMPHIS - Mayors of cities along the Mississippi River say they're in dire need of more federal money for projects that will keep commerce flowing. T The Delta Regional Authority and the Mississippi River Cities-and-Towns Initiative agreed to do what they can to reduce freight bottlenecks and increase container shipping.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ receiver James Jones and linebacker Mike Neal are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against Cleveland. That means there’s a 50-50 chance they’ll play.