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Week 8: The Battle For The Axe

Badgers Nearing Historical Edge Over Gophers

Wisconsin dominance in The Battle For Paul Bunyan's Axe is the current norm, and it has nearly erased over a century of Minnesota ownership of the rivalry.

Film Study: James White's Scoring Runs

Breaking down the rushing touchdowns of Wisconsin's No. 2 tailback from Saturday's 38-13 win over Minnesota.

Week 9 Poll Update: Wisconsin Returns to Top 25

The Badgers slide back into the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 25.

Badgers Retain The Axe, Down Gophers, 38-13

The Golden Gophers had no answer for James White and Montee Ball, as the Badgers racked up 337 rushing yards and retained Paul Bunyan's Axe.

The Battle For Paul Bunyan's Axe

What's that Minnesota chant again?

Big Ten Preview and Predictions: Week 8

There are a few Big Ten teams hanging out on the periphery of the initial BCS top 25, including Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Michigan State. Four of these teams play each other this week.

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Wisconsin Badgers Game Day: Minnesota

James White neared 100 yards in the first half and added two touchdowns, while the Gophers have kept this one closer than many of us probably expected.

Fifth Quarter Consensus: The Axe Stays In Madison

It's unanimous: B5Q says Wisconsin will keep Paul Bunyan's Axe for the ninth straight year.

Report: Gophers to Start Freshman QB Nelson

Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports Minnesota will sacrifice the redshirt year of Phillip Nelson by starting him Saturday afternoon against Wisconsin.

Opponent Film Study: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

Breaking down the tape of Minnesota's 21-13 loss to Northwestern.

Go Away, Goldy

This column is supposed to come from dark place of hate, and I've finally found the extremity. From the bottom of my bleak heart, I can truly say I hate this week.

The Axe Falls Silent

Minnesota hates us. We hate them. But why are we being so quiet about it?

7 Thoughts From The Other Side: Minnesota

As Paul Bunyan's Axe comes up for grabs yet again, the Badgers and Gophers are headed in apparently opposite directions. The Daily Gopher tells us how Minnesota fans are feeling entering Saturday's clash.

Wisconsin Badgers Game Day: Minnesota

Breaking down the Badgers' Week 8 opponent.

Bielema Week 8 Press Conference: The Axe Looms

After perhaps its best performance of the season, Wisconsin takes aim at Minnesota this weekend for The Battle For Paul Bunyan's Axe.

Checking In On Minnesota

Wisconsin's Week 8 contest is The Battle For Paul Bunyan's Axe against a Minnesota squad that has dropped two straight after a strong start.