Surrounded by a group of young campers at halfcourt, Nik Stauskas made the shot you just knew he would make. Even better than the shot? That would be the reaction of the campers.
Before your Big Ten team kicks off, you need to see the fantastic throwback footage Wisconsin has of head coach Gary Andersen. In the team’s latest “The Camp 2014” video feature, the Badgers put video of Andersen, with a mullet and skin tight clothes, on the big screen during a team meeting. The team loved it, and so will you. Fast forward to the 3:45 mark to see a younger Andersen working out and trying to make a name for himself. Get our latest Gone Viral posts: Any @BadgerFootball fans looking for a new avatar to celebrate football season? There
One doesn't have to like Penn State to enjoy James Franklin's video of his seven-year-old daughter hitting the sleds and yelling, "We are ... Penn State!" The proof is in the video in this post.
Here’s one of the most touching ALS Ice Bucket Challenges Big Ten fans will see. Former Penn State and NFL linebacker Tim Shaw, 30, revealed he has ALS in his Ice Bucket Challenge video, posted to titansonline.com. Watch the video in this post. [ MORE: Video: Watch Tim Shaw’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ] “A year ago, I was playing NFL football,” Shaw said in the video, wearing a Penn State ‘Team Ream’ shirt. “I’ve recently been diagnosed with ALS. I’m here today to stand up and fight with of all you against this disease.” Powerful. Best of luck to
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury hit Ohio State fans and the Columbus community hard Tuesday. Miller, the two-time reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, reinjured his right shoulder in practice Monday and an MRI on Tuesday revealed structural damage. To no surprise, Miller is on Ohio State fans’ minds, to the point there’s a billboard for him. Get all of our Braxton Miller injury coverage: What an incredible view from Olentangy River Rd #BuckeyeNation with tremendous support for our team #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/kO0FRUM3dU — Luke Fickell (@CoachFick) August 20, 2014 About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers
Minnesota unveiled a new alternate helmet during BTN Live’s visit Saturday. The gold lid, with a maroon “M,” facemask and stripe down the middle, was on our set for Saturday night’s show. The helmet also features the school’s “Ski-U-Mah” cheer on the front and back of the stripe. See the helmet in this post. Get the latest Big Ten fashion designs: A new look in 2014! #Gophers #BrickByBrick http://t.co/w9KCTYz15K pic.twitter.com/aHd7tealCp — GopherGridiron (@GopherGridiron) August 16, 2014 More pics we took. pic.twitter.com/KCi5k0O14j — Gopher Equipment (@GopherFBEquip) August 16, 2014 This is a nice compliment to Minnesota’s primary matte maroon helmet, debuted prior
Michigan State and Ohio State fans have a new way to show off their school pride. Nike is selling eight college logo shoes, in school colors and with the school logo on the tongue, and last year’s Big Ten title game participants are featured. See a picture of the Nike Lunar TR1 “Week Zero” shoes in this post. Get the latest Big Ten fashion designs: Nike selling logo shoes for these eight colleges pic.twitter.com/WiU0oFsrKT — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 15, 2014 According to ftw.usatoday.com, the shoes will be available Aug. 27. The cost? $120. The Buckeyes and Spartans are just two
Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim is an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee, and he showed why after Monday’s scrimmage. With the rain pouring down in Rantoul, home of Illinois’ training camp, the players sprinted off the field. Everyone but Monheim, that is. Get our latest Gone Viral moments: On his way to the media tent, Monheim noticed a young girl having trouble with her bicycle. He ran over to her and helped her put the chain back on her bike, before heading over to the tent to conduct interviews. Talk about a class act. About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor
Give Devin Gardner time in the pocket, and the Michigan quarterback can hurt opponents with his arm or legs. We’ve seen Gardner compile eye-popping stat lines – Notre Dame and Indiana ring a bell? – but poor line play led to an inconsistent and turnover-prone 2013 season. The Wolverines ranked 105th in sacks allowed (2.77 per game), 113th in yards per rush (3.3) and 121st in tackles for a loss allowed (8.77 per game). Get our latest football tour coverage: Well, Gardner has some good news for Michigan fans. “I’ve only been sacked, like, twice since camp started,” Gardner said,
Former Nebraska baseball star Alex Gordon smacked a home run Saturday on Nebraska Night at Kaufman Stadium, and to celebrate he led the red-clad Royals fans in a “Go Big Red” chant during his postgame on-field interview. Get our latest Gone Viral moments: The Huskers fans, of course, responded with a loud “Go Big Red!” “I’m sure all the Kansas and Missouri fans loved that,” Gordon said. Gordon, a Nebraska football fan, ended his interview with this: “Well, I usually can’t wait for football season, to go tailgating with the Husker fans, but this is pretty cool, too,” he said