OK, at this point, there’s reason to watch every Penn State kickoff for the remainder of the 2016 season. For the second time in the first four weeks, Penn State kicker Joey Julius, all 258 pounds of him, leveled a returner, this time in Saturday’s loss at Michigan. The player on the receiving end of the unexpected highlight tackle? That would be Michigan star Jourdan Lewis. In Week 1, it was a poor Kent State player. The hit on Lewis was so forceful, it left both players a little shaken up. Watch Julius’ hit vs. Lewis in the video above,
There was cool sight on the field at Michigan Stadium prior to Saturday's game vs. Colorado. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, and ex-Michigan QB and current New England Patriots star Tom Brady played a little catch near midfield.
Tom Brady is Michigan’s honorary captain Saturday afternoon vs. Colorado. The former Michigan quarterback and future NFL Hall of Famer is no stranger to hanging out in his old college town; in fact, he delivered a memorable speech to Brady Hoke’s team during 2013 fall practice. Brady arrived in Ann Arbor early enough to share a wonderful moment with his son, among other things, as the pair played catch and ran routes on the iconic field. Watch Brady throw a touchdown to his son, who celebrates with, what other than, a dab in the quarterback’s Facebook post above.
Michigan doesn't release a depth chart, so Colorado decided to have some fun with its Week 3 depth chart, filling it out with the names of movie and TV characters and former athletes.
The Cornhuskers have honored late punter Sam Foltz in several ways since late July, but the biggest tribute was saved for the season opener vs. Fresno State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Believe it or not, the Big Ten football season kicks off one week from Thursday. [ MORE: Get all of our BTN bus tour coverage ] It all starts with Minnesota hosting Oregon State and former Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen on Thursday, Sept. 1 at TCF Bank Stadium. Before the games start, as we do every year, we wanted to take a look at all 14 Big Ten teams’ schedule posters. See your Big Ten team’s 2016 schedule poster(s) below. ILLINOIS #PosterSwag FBS Football Poster Social Vote: RETWEET this to vote for: @IlliniAthletics @IlliniFootball pic.twitter.com/1khntBTg7c — Poster Swag (@PosterSwag) August
Honest question: How many college football teams can say they have a nicer practice field than Northwestern's new lakeside Hutcheson Fiel
Seen this on IG.. Had to try it lol harder than I thought pic.twitter.com/ZvLZRjfLhM — JP5 (@JabrillPeppers) August 6, 2016 Jabrill Peppers is expected to be one of the best players in the nation, let alone the Big Ten, in 2016. [ MORE: Alex Hornibrook owns JUGS machine | Saquon Barkley drops jaws in drill ] Michigan’s cornerback-turned-safety-turned-linebacker is an athletic talent who can make plays all over the field, even on the offensive side of the ball. He’s fast. He’s quick. He’s strong. He’s powerful. His hands are pretty impressive, to boot. Watch Peppers show off his hands in
Saquon Barkley is used to making defenders look silly.
.@IlliniAD has still got it 🏈🙌 #Illini #WeWillWin pic.twitter.com/yoXQcKbkES — Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) August 4, 2016 Josh Whitman was a productive Illinois football player long before becoming the school’s AD. The former tight end, in fact, totaled 52 receptions, 552 yards and seven touchdowns during his Illinois career (1997-2000). Whitman, who was hired Feb. 17, still looks like can play some ball. He proved it Thursday at Illinois’ first practice of the Lovie Smith era, catching several balls off the JUGS machine. Check out the ex-tight end’s hands in the tweet above. Honest question: How many ADs could make something