Wisconsin fans still love Frank Kaminsky. And Kaminsky still loves Wisconsin. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score | Play-by-play ] If there was ever any doubt about the latter, it was squashed by the 2015 national player of the year’s must-see reaction to Bronson Koenig’s game-winning buzzer-beater vs. Xavier on Sunday night. The reaction was posted to Twitter (see the tweet above), and it was exactly what you’d expect from the always fun and entertaining Kaminsky. The video starts with Kaminsky getting up from his couch and squatting as the play develops and the shot
With the 2015-16 regular season behind us, let’s take a few moments to relive some of the top moments along the way to the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. [ MORE: Big Ten tourney bracket | Big Ten tourney, A-Z | 19 Big Ten tourney facts | Standings | Stats | Scores ] Or, to be more accurate, the videos that fans watched the most during the 2015-16 regular season. See our top 10 most-watched basketball videos, across all social media platforms, below. 10. Aubrey Dawkins 360 dunk vs. Youngstown State *** 9.
Lovie Smith was announced as the new Illinois football coach early Monday morning, and soon after the head coach was introduced to his new players. [ MORE: Dienhart: Lovie Smith hiring means ‘future is now’ ] Let’s just say, as expected, the players approve of the hiring of a former NFL coach who led the hometown Chicago Bears to Super Bowl XLI. The Illini gave Smith a standing ovation at his introduction in the team room. Watch the reception in the video above. Also, check out some of the Twitter reaction from the Illinois football family below. *** Speaking of Illinois
It was another banner day for No. 12 Indiana on Sunday. [ MORE: View Sunday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] Five days after clinching the outright Big Ten title, the Hoosiers notched a strong 80-62 season-ending victory over No. 14 Maryland on senior day at Assembly Hall. Following the team’s fifth consecutive victory, Indiana honored its decorated seniors, including start point guard Yogi Ferrell, and cut down the nets to celebrate the program’s second outright crown in the last four seasons. Here’s a look at the scene postgame at Assembly Hall: *** Watch Ferrell’s speech in the video above, plus
Nick Zeisloft will remember the final week of his last regular season quite fondly. The Indiana senior helped the Hoosiers clinch the outright Big Ten title last Tuesday, and he played a big role in the team’s 80-62 season-ending victory over No. 14 Maryland on senior day Sunday night. Zeisloft averaged 10 points in his last two regular season games. Pretty solid for a guy who averages 6.7 points on the season. But he also provided the best highlight of his two-year Indiana career. It came in Sunday’s win vs. Maryland, and it happened when Zeisloft tipped a Maryland pass,
It’s official: Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has retired. The former Indianapolis and Denver signal-caller made the announcement Sunday, nearly one month after leading the Broncos to Super Bowl 50. Manning finishes his career with a laundry list of NFL records, including all-time touchdown passes (539). For a little fun, and to put a Big Ten perspective on Manning’s retirement, let’s take a look at the Big Ten names who caught at least one of the quarterback’s 539 career scoring strikes. Dallas Clark (Iowa): 44 Eric Decker (Minnesota): 24 Ken Dilger (Illinois): 7 Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio State):
Bryn Forbes has had many memorable nights from distance during his senior season. None, however, compare to what he did in No. 2 Michigan State’s 97-66 victory at Rutgers on Wednesday night. The Big Ten’s leading 3-point shooter hit a Big Ten single-game record 11 3-pointers, doing so on just 16 attempts from deep, good enough for 69 percent, and despite coming out of the game just midway through the second half. Following the historic night, the Cleveland State transfer and Michigan State sharpshooter has 103 triples and is shooting 51.5 percent from behind the arc on the season. Watch
Saquon Barkley is a beast, on and off the field. The Penn State running back dropped plenty of jaws during his true freshman season, racking up 1,237 total yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games. On Tuesday, Barkley wowed football fans, and people all over social media, with a weight room video of him power-cleaning 390 pounds (!). Keep in mind, Barkley weighs 222 pounds. With strength like this, coupled with his elite speed, agility and athleticism, it’s no wonder Barkley is such a dangerous weapon every time he touches the ball. Enjoy the video above. Whatever you do, though,
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.