Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minnesota Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers Fight over Axe

The Minnesota Gophers haven't won Paul Bunyan's Axe since 2003. Jerry Kill, I'm sure, realizes the significance of the battle for the Axe. Kill has faced Wisconsin while coaching at Northern Illinois, but this will be the first meeting of the borders for Kill as a Gopher.

Minnesota has four trophy games against Big Ten foes, and the Gopher won one of them two weeks ago when they beat Iowa. The Gophers were able to keep Floyd of Rosedale in that game.

Michigan beat the Gophers earlier this year to lay claim to the Little Brown Jug - which has been out of Minnesota since 2005. Minnesota and Penn State also battle over a trophy, the Governor's Victory Bell. The Nittany lions hold an 8-4 lead in the Battle for the Bell.

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