When he isn’t climbing trees on the recruiting trail, sitting ringside at WWE Monday Night Raw or holding spring practice in Florida, Jim Harbaugh is coaching in MLB spring training games. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] The Big Ten’s unofficial busiest coach served as the first base coach for the Detroit Tigers in their game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon. Harbaugh, of course, donned No. 4, the same number he wore at Michigan and in the NFL. This isn’t completely new for Harbaugh, who did the same for the Oakland
Iowa’s 2016 senior class will be remembered for quite some time. The five players, featuring Anthony Clemmons, Mike Gesell, Okey Ukah, Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woobury, have helped the Hawkeyes reach the postseason every year en route to compiling 87 career victories. The class was part of Iowa’s NIT runner-up team as freshmen, and in a little more than a week it will add a third consecutive NCAA tourney berth to its impressive list of career accomplishments. Watch Fran McCaffery and Iowa honor the five players in the video above.
Tim Miles had never spoken at a senior night. Until now. That’s how special Nebraska’s Shavon Shields and Benny Parker are to the gregarious head coach. “Benny and Shavon are guys that bought in on a dream and led us to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 16 years in 2014,” Miles told the crowd during the team’s senior night festivities Tuesday night. “They have built a foundation that will be lasting for a long time and have future success.” Shields goes down as one of the Huskers’ all-time greats, and Parker made his mark as a quick,
Happy Leap Day, Big Ten fans! [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] As is the case every four years, February has 29 days this year. Don’t worry, March and, hopefully, some consistent spring weather are just around the corner. To celebrate #LeapDay, we wanted to share one 2015-16 men’s basketball highlight that features some kind of leap, whether it be on a dunk, block, whatever, for every Big Ten school. Here you go! ILLINOIS *** INDIANA *** IOWA ***
As far as senior days for little-used walk-ons go, it’s tough to top Jordan Smith‘s experience Sunday night. The Wisconsin fifth-year senior probably couldn’t have written a better script, in fact. Not only did the Orono, Minnesota, native see action for just the seventh time this season, but he immediately grabbed a defensive rebound and hit a pair of free throws, his fourth points of the season and the 15th and 16th of his career, in Wisconsin’s 68-57 win over Michigan. Best part of it all: Smith was taken out of the game following the second free throw so he
Fran McCaffery and No. 8 Iowa suffered another heartbreaking loss Sunday night at Ohio State. The 68-64 defeat, Iowa’s fourth in its last five games, put a big dagger in the Hawkeyes’ Big Ten title hopes; in fact, Indiana clinched a share of the Big Ten title, its Big Ten record-tying 22nd, with the result. If Iowa doesn’t beat Indiana on Tuesday night, the Hoosiers will claim the outright crown. McCaffery was obviously frustrated following the latest loss, one that featured what he and the Iowa bench thought was an Ohio State foul on Jarrod Uthoff that went uncalled in
This isn’t the first time Patrick Chambers will leave East Lansing, Michigan, frustrated with the officials. [ MORE: Rewatch Penn State at No. 6 Michigan State on BTN2Go ] The Penn State head coach was hit with back-to-back technical fouls and ejected with 4:53 remaining in the first half of Sunday’s loss at the Breslin Center. Chambers was upset with an offensive foul call on Penn State star Brandon Taylor, and needed to be restrained by assistants before walking off the court. In last season’s 66-60 loss at Michigan State, Chambers was assessed a crucial technical foul, prompting him to
The Big Ten title race came into sharper focus on the second-to-last Saturday of the regular season. [ MORE: View the latest Big Ten standings | Check out Sunday’s scoreboard ] We have Purdue to thank for it, as the 20th-ranked Boilermakers held off No. 10 Maryland, 83-79, at Mackey Arena. With the outcome, Purdue improved heated instate rival and Big Ten leader Indiana’s pursuit to the Big Ten crown. The Hoosiers can clinch a share of the Big Ten crown as early as Sunday, with an Ohio State win over Iowa, and wrap up the outright title as early
Ezekiel Elliott will turn plenty of heads at the 2016 NFL Combine. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] Between the former Ohio State running back’s do-it-all skills, his much-talked-about midriff, and his head-turning St. Louis/Ohio State-inspired Nike custom cleats, he’s going to be tough to miss in Indianapolis. Elliott, a St. Louis native, tweeted the pictures above late Wednesday morning. Safe to say, Ohio State fans are going to love the Buckeyes-inspired design. Elliott will work out Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. View the full Combine schedule.
Who said linemen can't dunk? 🤔😂 300LB CLUB lol A video posted by HADDY (@jihadward) on Feb 21, 2016 at 2:37pm PST Former Illinois defensive lineman Jihad Ward is looking to make a name for himself before the 2016 NFL Draft. Consider it done. Ward, who tips the scales at 296 pounds, posted a video to Instagram of himself throwing down a reverse dunk. Ward stands 6-foot-5, but it’s impressive to see a guy as big as he is do something like this. In two seasons in Champaign, Ward collected 12 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.