Axe Week Attention

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This Saturday, two 8-2 teams will meet on the gridiron in the most-played rivalry in Division I FBS football: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. Paul Bunyan's Axe entered the scene in 1948, and the teams have played for it ever since. 

Leading into the 2013 edition of the Border Battle, both the rivalry and the Gopher coaching staff have captured the media's attention. Catch up on some of the national and athletic department coverage here:

During the week...

...Coach Kill's toughness and the Gophers' unique situation were featured in:
*CBSSports.com's front page, in an article by Dennis Dodd
*ESPN.com's college football front page, in an article and video by Ivan Maisel
*USA Today's front sports page, in a feature by Erik Brady
*The Minnesota Daily, in a story by Sam Gordon and Dane Mizutani

...members of the team talked about the historic rivalry:


...ESPN.com did stories on:

...fans had a chance to remember some of the game-changing moments in past Axe games:


...and the team prepared for a game with this on the line:


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