BTN released its 2014-15 Big Ten men’s basketball schedule Tuesday afternoon, and the slate is full of great matchups. In all, BTN/BTN2Go will air 77 conference matchups and five Big Ten tourney games, both network records. See my top 10 games in this post. 10. Penn State at Wisconsin – Dec. 31, TBA It’s New Year’s Eve, and it’s the Big Ten opener for Wisconsin, the reigning national semifinalist and Big Ten favorite. 9. Purdue vs. Notre Dame (Indianapolis) – Dec. 20, 5:15 p.m. ET In-state rivals battle in the always fun Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 8. Rutgers
We’re used to seeing Big Ten players make impressive one-handed catches. It happens nearly every week. It isn’t commonplace to see a ball boy make such a highlight, though. It happened in Indiana’s loss at Bowling Green on Saturday. Get our latest Gone Viral posts: Check out Reid Fawcett’s slick one-handed snag! Fawcett had to have Velcro on his hand, right? Also, let’s not ignore the fact that he was holding two footballs in his left hand/arm, too. Incredible! h/t: @big_dog_tfree About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular
Nebraska's Shavon Shields is sporting a new hairdo, and he did it to support his assistant coach's sick son.
There's nothing better than a classic knock-knock joke to poke fun at a rival before the big game. See what we mean inside.
In the offseason, Purdue announced it would put the images of students who bought a VIP card inside the “P” logo of its helmet for the “Social Media Game” on Sept. 27 vs. Iowa. Well, the pictures are in, and the collage is all set. That’s a lot of faces! In fact, it’s approximately 240, according to wallstcheatsheet.com. While it might be difficult for the Purdue fans to find their face during the game, they’ll know it’s there and that’s all that counts. Plus, according to Purdue, the team will email the students a digital copy of the final helmet
The Cincinnati Bengals will sell Devon Still's No. 75 jersey, with all proceeds going to support pediatric cancer research and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
It was a big day for Maryland and Under Armour on Tuesday. The two sides announced a 10-year partnership extension and unveiled the Terps’ new “Star Spangled” alternate uniform, to be worn Saturday vs. West Virginia (noon ET, BTN/BTN2G0). See all the latest Big Ten fashion updates: Here’s a look at the uniform, which features “The Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics on the helmet, sleeves and cleats and honors the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. Introducing our "Star Spangled" uniforms that we'll wear against West Virginia on Saturday: http://t.co/SjhXtQXIuV pic.twitter.com/HaFCe1wElf — Maryland Football (@MarylandPride) September 9, 2014 Whether you like
Ohio State’s home opener Saturday night didn’t go as planned, but nothing can take away from the Ohio State marching band’s excellent “TV Land” performance. There was Bart Simpson riding a skateboard across the field, with the Simpson’s theme song, Thing from the “Addams Family” and the Batmobile, among other fun tributes. See our other Gone Viral moments: h/t: lostlettermen.com
Former Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey has yet to play a down in a real NFL game. It doesn’t matter, because he’ll always be remembered no matter how his pro career goes. Kirksey is part of a hilarious Madden ’15 video game glitch. Get our latest Gone Viral posts: The game has Kirskey, 6-foot-2, at 1-foot-2. Evidently, the mistake is part of the “Madden Solo Challenge” mode, according to this story. It also has Kirksey in a Tennessee Titans uniform instead of the Cleveland Browns. Look how small he is! Why is he small pic.twitter.com/tXjWHoeuJC — Redskins 0-16 (@FreshCarbon) September 1,
It's Week 1. Still, Jordan Westerkamp may have just recorded what will go down as the catch of the year. Hyperbole? Decide for yourself.