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Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) hands Paul Bunyan's Axe to teammate linebacker Zack Baun (56) after Wisconsin beat Minnesota 38-17 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Badgers take back Axe in snowy 38-17 win vs. Gophers

Nov. 30, 2019 8:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As soon as Wisconsin’s victory over Minnesota went final, the swarm of white-uniformed Badgers raced toward Paul Bunyan’s Axe for a gleeful reunion with the traveling trophy they lost last year. They ceremonially chopped at the goal post, while others turned somersaults and...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Minnesota players celebrate with the Paul Bunyan Axe trophy after beating Wisconsin 37-15 in an NCAA college football game, in Madison, Wis. There's far more at stake in the final game of the season for Minnesota than just a traveling trophy, for once, as the ninth-ranked Gophers host 13th-ranked Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan's Axe and a first-ever spot in the Big Ten championship game. The Badgers have been there five times before. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

As Gophers aim for title game, Badgers seek to take back Axe

Nov. 29, 2019 10:22 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The empty display case in the locker room at Wisconsin has created a daily source of purpose this year for the players passing by — the unwelcome memory of watching Minnesota hoist Paul Bunyan’s Axe on their home field. “It’s always an image that’s in...