While everyone is focused on the NFL draft, SI.com’s Zac Ellis is thinking about the Heisman Trophy. Yes, in early May. Ellis released his post-spring 2014 Heisman Watch on Monday, and he spotlights a handful of Big Ten stars. Ohio State QB Braxton Miller and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon pace the Big Ten candidates as “The Frontrunners.” See all five players Ellis lists in the Heisman equation in this post. [ MORE: SI.com: 2014 Heisman Watch: An early look at potential field ] Here’s a look at Ellis’ complete list: Plenty of Big Ten love here; in fact, it’s a
When Maryland held its spring game last month, the ACC logo was fading on the turf at Byrd Stadium. With the calendar flipped to May and the school set to become an official Big Ten member on July 1, the team decided it was time to get rid of the old logo and add the required B1G logo. See a shot of Byrd Stadium in this post. [ MORE: Rutgers adds B1G logos to field | And to football jersey ] Fresh close up #B1GDreams pic.twitter.com/LoiCzay4CY — Travis Manger (@TravisManger) May 5, 2014 116 Days Until JMU… #MarylandPride pic.twitter.com/kdeJlJrj7N —
Give Ohio State fans a rental car with Michigan license plates in Ohio, and they will not feel good about it. Aside from it not feeling right, they’re certain to receive dirty looks and get honked at, among other things. Well, to avoid such treatment in said scenario, an Ohio State fan found a creative way to prove allegiances Monday. See a picture of it in this post. Seen in Columbus, Ohio. No love for that state up north. Via @terry_j_brown pic.twitter.com/U7piSqEPib — Nick Benson (@nick_benson) May 5, 2014 Now, this is funny and creative. Even some Michigan fans will
Not only is Tim Miles a great basketball mind, he’s a man of the people. Whether he’s making beat writers’ lives easier with a must-hear soundbite, tweeting at halftime or helping a fan propose to his girlfriend, Miles is easy to respect. Then there’s this: Miles, on Monday, made two Nebraska fans’ day by meeting them for lunch. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our Gone Viral section ] @CoachMiles thanks for meetin with us coach!! pic.twitter.com/TYzX3LafJj — Connor Larson (@conlars24) May 5, 2014 It was all organized on Twitter. The fans, Ethan Hardin (@goinHARDINhere) and Connor Larson (@conlars24),
It’s no secret former Indiana student-athletes Victor Oladipo and Kofi Hughes are very good at their respective sports. But, can they hit a baseball? Oladipo, the All-American basketball star, and Hughes, the receiver who hauled in 13 TD receptions, recently swung for the fences at Bart Kaufman Field. Check out their hacks in the rather entertaining the IU Athletics YouTube video in this post. Here’s a picture of Oladipo at the plate: h/t: @mafelish
The way Bo Pelini has embraced the whole @FauxPelini thing, there’s a good chance the Nebraska coach will be flattered by the photo @RedditCFB tweeted of Goldy Gopher. Check out the picture in this post. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our Gone Viral section ] They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as @GopherSports echoes @FauxPelini / @huskers: #JoinTheFamily pic.twitter.com/Aqnd6mjKqM — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) May 2, 2014 This is good – even the sweater and background design are Minnesota-themed. No doubt, Pelini will appreciate this imitation of his fake Twitter account’s profile picture. (Never thought I would
The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been announced, and now it’s time to rank the 14 games. Remember, this year, Maryland switches sides and Rutgers also is added to the Big Ten ledger. See my rankings in this post. In case you’re wondering, the ACC leads the event, 10-3-2, although the Big Ten has won or tied each of the last five seasons. [ MORE: 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups announced ] 1. Duke at Wisconsin – Wed., Dec. 3 Duke brings all-world recruits Jahlil Okafor, the nation’s top recruit, and Tyus Jones into Madison to face
By now, you’ve surely heard about 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston being cited for stealing crab legs from a local Publix. If not, check out the Twitter buzz. Well, the Nebraska women’s basketball team decided to join the fun. Assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller tweeted a picture of a recent team meal, which included crab legs, with the text: “Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo pic.twitter.com/BgzQUW2NwW — Shimmy Gray-Miller (@shimmy33) April 30, 2014 Well played, Huskers. Really, that whole meal looks steal-able. About Brent Yarina BTN.com
As we should see in next month’s NFL draft, the Big Ten is losing some serious talent. From the offensive side of the ball to the defensive side, there are plenty of All-Big Ten honorees and superlative winners to replace. Which NFL-bound players will be missed the most? See my top candidates, listed in alphabetical order, in this post. [ MORE: View all of our NFL draft coverage ] Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin. It’s been talked about at length, that the Wisconsin passing game wasn’t exactly stellar in 2013. In fact, the unit’s 2,562 passing yards ranked 82nd in FBS.
According to reports, former Michigan basketball player Jamal Crawford has won his second NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Crawford, who spent one season at Michigan, averaged 18.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 2.3 3-pointers to help the Clippers earn the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Crawford also won the prestigious award in 2010. View Crawford’s player page.