Both of these teams, fresh from NCAA Tournament appearances that were the first in four years for the Gophers and the first ever for the Wildcats, started their schedule with Big Ten title aspirations and preseason rankings in the Associated Press poll. Northwestern fell out of the Top 25 in three weeks, despite four returning starters. Minnesota dropped from the rankings three weeks after that, with a lack of depth exposed.
This contest certainly qualified as a swing game in the muddled middle of Roman Josi Womens Jersey the Big Ten, with Northwestern’s 83-60 victory over Minnesota at home the difference entering the evening.
After Mason beat the shot-clock buzzer with less than 13 minutes left to give Minnesota a 52-47 lead, the Northwestern rally ratcheted up. Aaron Falzon stole the ball from a double-teamed Jordan Murphy down low and fed Lindsey for a fast-break layup to pull the Wildcats within 52-51, the closest they’d come since 16-15.
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In an NFC East game, the 4-6 Redskins wrap up the day with a game against the 2-8 New York Giants, and they’re hurting. They’ve also been hapless on Thanksgiving, going winless on the holiday since 2012 and 2-7 all time on Turkey Day. To boot, they play next Thursday night, too, against the Cowboys in Dallas.
Yet that’s small potatoes compared to organizations openly mocking the spirit and letter of the rule itself, circling back to cross off Rooney Rule interview before planning the big introductory press conference. The Browns reportedly weren’t even transparent about their check-the-box interview. Similarly, info about the Raiders’ dance with Gruden is all over the place, but not a word about how they’ll dodge NFL discipline, the way the Lions could not in 2003 when they ignored the rule in hiring Steve Mariucci.
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The Steelers took the risk of resting QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell and other key starters Sunday, and still beat the winless Browns. That will wind up a relatively long time off before they must flip the switch back on for an AFC semifinal. The ability of WR Antonio Brown to come back from his calf injury and play at his usual level presents a major postseason key.