By now, you’ve probably seen one of the many “Dramatic Gopher” YouTube videos. Only a few seconds long, the brilliant set of videos has millions and millions of views. Its popularity should only increase after the Wisconsin-Minnesota game on Saturday. That’s because Minnesota used the little guy, twice, to taunt Wisconsin kicker Jack Russell. It worked once (missed 38-yard FG), and it didn’t work the other time (made 20-yard FG). Nothing can work 100 percent of the time, right? Regardless, this was a fantastic idea and excellent execution. A Minnesota spokesperson said the team had the “Dramatic Gopher” ready to
Tuesday night was Frank Kaminsky Night. The Wisconsin junior erupted for a program single-game record 43 points in a 103-85 victory over North Dakota at the Kohl Center. Kaminsky was on fire all night, making 16-of-19 attempts (84 percent), including all six 3-point attempts. Now, for a little perspective: The 43 points were one more than the previous Wisconsin record, held by Ken Barnes (1965 vs. Indiana) and Michael Finley (1994 vs. Eastern Michigan). Maybe even more impressive, the 43 points were as many as Wisconsin scored as a team twice last season. They also were only five fewer than
Michigan State had never beaten Nebraska entering Saturday afternoon’s game. So, as one can imagine, the locker room was a happy place after the Spartans carded a 41-28 victory and claimed a share of the Legends Division title. There was dancing – a lot of it. Defensive line coach Ron Burton led the way, and then several players took their turn. Check out the scene below. VIDEO: Go right to Burton’s dancing. Clearly, it’s good to be Michigan State right now. The Spartans can win the Legends Division outright with a win over Northwestern on Saturday, which would mark their
Ohio State and Nike like to break out new uniforms when the Buckeyes play rival Michigan. This year is no different. According to @11W, an Ohio State blog, the Buckeyes are expected to wear an all-white Nike “Rivalry” uniform in the latest installment of “The Game” on Nov. 30 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State has worn a home “Rivalry” uniform twice this season, vs. Wisconsin and Penn State. Confirmed: Ohio State will wear all-white rivalry uniforms against Michigan. http://t.co/Iw6vDLSEWD pic.twitter.com/7dVltNr4SZ — Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 18, 2013 Ohio State officials have yet to confirm the uniform, however the Buckeyes wore
Halloween may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean sports fans can’t dress up and enjoy themselves at a game. A couple Marquette fans, in fact, attended Saturday’s game vs. Ohio State dressed as Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals found a great shot of the fans photobombing Aaron Craft. Harry and Lloyd with the photo bomb at the game yesterday…. pic.twitter.com/bIeCGZMity — Jeff Boals (@JeffBoals) November 17, 2013 Great stuff. But it was Craft and Ohio State who got the last laugh in a 52-35 win. Yes, that was the final
Northwestern turned many heads when it released its new Under Armour patriotic alternate uniform a couple weeks ago. The Wildcats even had to apologize for a misconception regarding the design. Regardless of how one feels about the American flag being used as a decoration, the Wildcats and the Wounded Warrior Project signed off on the uniform, which will be auctioned off after the game. See a pregame photo gallery, courtesy USA TODAY Sports, below.
Illinois will wear a new helmet that honors the military Saturday vs. No. 3 Ohio State. The helmet looks a lot like the Illini’s primary lid, only the logo features the state of Illinois instead of the usual “I.” Even better, there are 10 stars, in the shape of an “I,” inside the state logo to honor the 10 former Illinois player who have died in combat. [ MORE: Northwestern to wear new patriotic uniform vs. Michigan ] How creative/awesome is that? Very cool. See the helmet below. #Illini wearing special helmet logos to honor military tomorrow. 10 stars represent
There will be a new No. 1 next week, and assuming Michigan State can avoid an upset vs. Columbia on Friday night, it will be the Spartans atop the polls. But Michigan State didn’t want to hear about that following its thrilling 78-74 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday night at the United Center. [ MORE: 5 great sights from No. 2 Michigan State-No. 1 Kentucky ] “This game didn’t mean anything,” Gary Harris said. “We didn’t win a Big Ten championship, we didn’t win a national championship.” “Yeah, we want to be No. 1 at the end of
The Big Ten placed a nation’s best 10 players on the John R. Wooden Award preseason top 50 list, released Tuesday. Michigan State led the way with three players (Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne), while Michigan (Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III) and Ohio State (Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross) also made the list. A freshman made the cut, too. See all the representatives in this post. [ MORE: Big Ten Geeks 2013-14 Season Preview Part I | Part II ] INDIANA Noah Vonleh, Fr., F/C INSTANT REPLAY: @IndianaMBB's Noah Vonleh grabs board, takes it length of court
No. 1 vs. No. 2 doesn’t happen often. In fact, the last time the top two teams in the AP Poll met on the men’s hardwood, the year was 2008. But, for the first time since No. 2 Tennessee beat No. 1 Memphis on Feb. 24, 2008, we’ll have No. 1 vs. No. 2. It all happens Tuesday night, when No. 2 Michigan State plays No. 1 Kentucky at the United Center. What’s more, Kentucky-Michigan State marks the earliest 1-2 matchup in a season. The previous one featured a Big Ten team, as well, as No. 1 Indiana beat No.