Strength and conditioning is no joke. Players spent countless hours lifting weights and getting their bodies in the ultimate game shape. We don’t always see great visual proof of the body transformations, but Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry recently posted it to his Instagram account. Perry shared a picture that shows a side-by-side of his body from January 2012 until today. See the picture in this post. Check out our latest Gone Viral posts: #TBT Man, I've come a long way… Didn't like that guy from the past, so I made a change. This isn't enough though so I've gotta
Another Big Ten media days is in the books, and that means it’s time to take an early look at the new designs Big Ten football teams will wear in 2014. As of right now, other than Illinois, it doesn’t look like there will be a lot of new looks. But that can change in-season, because teams like to keep these things under wraps and Adidas, Nike and Under Armour can always decide to add a new wrinkle. See some of the new designs in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten media day coverage ] ILLINOIS
Iowa running back Mark Weisman offered an apt description of teammate and future first-round NFL draft pick Brandon Scherff during Monday’s Big Ten media day in Chicago. “He’s not just a weight room freak,” Weisman said. “He’s a football freak.” By now, it’s safe to say Big Ten fans have seen last week’s viral video, the one featuring Scherff cleaning 443 pounds three times. “I thought I did a lot,” Weisman said, “and he did 100 more pounds than me!” It shouldn’t surprise Weisman, or any of the Hawkeyes. As it’s been reported plenty of times, five years ago, Scherff
Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond knew he had to make a statement Monday at Big Ten media days. Meeting the media in Chicago with the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (Shilique Calhoun) and Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP (Connor Cook), Drummond didn’t want to go unnoticed. So, he rocked a suit – and shoes – that made people take notice. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten media day coverage ] Even better, the aforementioned Calhoun interviewed Drummond about his attire. Watch the video above. “I just didn’t want to blend in
Ask anyone, and he or she will tell you the Big Ten is stacked at running back. Ask those same people, and they will say Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon are at the top of the deep talent pool. Who’s the best, though? “He is,” Abdullah said, pointing to Gordon. “Nah, come on!” Gordon responded. [ MORE: View the full 2013 Big Ten rushing yards leaders ] It’s a close race, let’s put it that way. Abdullah led the Big Ten in rushing yards (1,680) last season, just 81 yards ahead of Gordon. “It’s truly a blessing to
Don’t trust everything you see on Twitter. While the following, most likely, isn’t news to Nebraska fans, Kenny Bell never lost that bet or shaved his trademark hairdo. When asked about the haircut Monday at Big Ten media days in Chicago, Bell had a great laugh. “Come on, man, you fell for that, too?!” he said. Guilty. But so many others fell for his tweet, which got 374 retweets and 460 favorites, as well (here, here and here). “I threw it out there (on Twitter) to see what would happen,” Bell said. What happened is everyone thought the Big Ten
With Big Ten media days Monday and Tuesday in Chicago, BTN.com asked one writer from every school to help compose our 2014 preseason All-Big Ten Team. Each writer picked a first-team offense and defense, plus superlative winners, and the players who amassed the most overall votes, by position, made the team. See the team and how each writer voted in this post. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart’s media day questions | Which players are attending media days? ] 2014 BIG TEN WRITERS’ PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Editor’s note: First-team honorees are listed in bold, with their total votes, and unanimous selections
Earlier this week, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of Michigan State’s new locker room and facilities. Friday, it was Urban Meyer’s (@OSUCoachMeyer) turn to give the Twitterverse a tour of Ohio State’s new (impressive) digs. See a handful of photos Meyer tweeted out Friday morning in this post. [ MORE: Photos: Ohio State hits local water park ] pic.twitter.com/zolRX8kxYz — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/KyPS71FanT — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/TYA5rbO9Dw — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/smb0V27QMU — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/cNbBmUL7xl — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 Looking good! Yes,
Coming off the great popularity of the World Cup, one person took the time to design a couple soccer uniforms for every Big Ten school. See Kevin Ives’ creative design ideas in this post.
Fresh off one of the greatest seasons in program history, the Michigan State football team will defend its Big Ten championship in some impressive new digs. Tuesday, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of the team’s new locker room and plenty of new decorations around the facility. See the pictures in this post.