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Video: 'Ahhhhh!' Watch this Ryan Kerrigan ad

Ever wonder what Purdue product Ryan Kerrigan is doing when he isn’t terrorizing NFL quarterbacks? We now know the answer–at least for part of his free time. The Washington Redskins linebacker dresses up as the sun, dances around, peers into random homes, and yells “Ahhhhhhhh!” Don’t worry, it’s all for a commercial. A terrifically hilarious commercial, that is. Kerrigan is an absolute riot in the above ad for Thompson Creek Window Company. The former Purdue defensive end also did this commercial for the company last year. Prediction: Kerrigan is about to have a lot of people yelling “Ahhhhh!” when they

Clothes Call: You see this Ohio State facemask?

There are some ridiculous facemasks out there. Like this one, this one and this one. Ari Wasserman, of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin, was at Ohio State’s facility for an instructional clinic Thursday, when he noticed a unique Ohio State-themed facemask. Luckily, he tweeted a picture of it. [ RELATED: View all the 2013 Big Ten uniform, helmet changes ] Check out this cool OSU face mask: pic.twitter.com/PGEqvJGWsz — Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 1, 2013 Yes, that’s Ohio State’s Block “O” incorporated in the facemask. Kind of cool, right? There’s no confirmation that an Ohio State player will wear the facemask

Study: Ohio State has Big Ten's 'best' football fans

Congratulations, Ohio State football fans! According to Emory Sports Marketing Analytics, the Buckeyes have the Big Ten’s “best” fans of the last 10 years. [ Emory.edu: Ranking the ‘best’ football fans in the Big Ten ] During the 10-year period, Emory’s study revealed, the Buckeyes generated 20 percent more revenue than No. 2 Penn State and No. 3 Michigan, in addition to averaging 2.5 more wins per season. [ RELATED: Best Case/Worst Case: B1G favorite Ohio State ] How did this study come to its results? Here’s what the site says: The study uses data from the past ten years

Clothes Call: Check out this feature on helmets

No matter how you feel about today’s numerous football helmet designs, you will enjoy ESPN.com’s feature on one of the guys responsible for all of the craze, statement-making looks. [ ESPN.com: It’s gotta be the helmets ] The man is Drew Gereb, and the company is Hydro Graphics Inc., located in Portland, which just so happens to be a city in the state that supports Oregon. As we all know, no school is more willing to push the envelope with helmets and uniform designs than the Ducks. [ RELATED: Clothes Call: 2013 Big Ten media day edition ] But Gereb

Photos: 2013 Big Ten football team posters

With kickoff to the football season just a month away, we’re giving fans a look at the conference’s 2013 team posters. See the released Big Ten posters now, including Michigan’s 3D one, in this post. The missing posters will be added once the teams have released them. ILLINOIS If you missed it this morning, here's our 2013 #Illini schedule poster: pic.twitter.com/iX3ZPlsyWz | Download wallpaper: http://t.co/ip2MtUQ73U — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) April 4, 2013 INDIANA IOWA Iowa's 2013 football poster: pic.twitter.com/BHTDiDRWY4 — Mike Hlas (@Hlas) July 30, 2013 MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE Michigan State's 2013 Schedule Poster. #Spartans pic.twitter.com/HQeXmcxBE0 — Spartan Football (@MSU_Football)

Rutgers to retire Eric LeGrand's No. 52

Future Big Ten member Rutgers is retiring its first football jersey number. On Sept. 14, the Scarlet Knights will retire Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 at High Point Solutions Stadium. LeGrand, a former defensive tackle, was paralyzed when he broke two vertebrae while making a tackle on a kickoff return in an October 2010 game. [ AP: Rutgers to retire LeGrand’s No. 52 ] What an honor thank you @RFootball this means the world to me pic.twitter.com/k0T15iS82h — Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) July 30, 2013 LeGrand’s number marks the first to be retired in Rutgers’ 144 years. It won’t remain retired forever,

Photos: Illinois turns on new video displays

Illinois turned on its new video displays Friday for the first time at Memorial Stadium, and they all were met with rave reviews. The main scoreboard, located in the south end zone, is more than four times larger than the previous one (3,456 square feet vs. 858 square feet) and ranks in the top 25 among NCAA video displays. The frame around the video board and the sound system aren’t completely finished, however the school says everything will be ready in time for the season opener Aug. 31 vs. Southern Illinois. The Illini also have added LED ribbon displays, each

Photo: See Nebraska's upgraded locker room

The turf at Memorial Stadium isn’t the only new surface Nebraska players will have under their feet for the 2013 season. There’s also new carpet in the team’s upgraded locker room. And, in the middle of the room, the carpet has an outline of a football that includes Nebraska’s “N” logo. It’s a cool touch to a first-class locker room. [ RELATED: Nebraska puts legend’s name back on field ] Check out the new locker room in the tweets below. New carpet in the locker room. #huskers pic.twitter.com/1iN5wpK0iA — Nebraska Video (@NEB_FB_VIDEO) July 29, 2013 Another shot of the locker

Photos: Big Ten mascots make all the Chicago stops

Fresh off an appearance at the 42nd Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, Big Ten mascots are on the loose in Chicago. Our furry friends are still in town, because they’ll be all over Saturday’s Big Ten B1G 10K, which begins at 8 a.m. ET in front of the Adler Planetarium. The 5K begins at 9:15 a.m. ET. [ BTNBig10K.com: 2013 race event info | View the 2013 race map (PDF) ] @B1Gfootball is following the mascots around Chicago, and they’re making a lot of stops – even to the Chicago Mayor’s office. Check out all the photos in this

NU to hold second annual Run for Walk on Sunday

Saturday’s Big Ten B1G 10K isn’t the only organized run this weekend. There’s also the second annual Run for Walk, a 4.1 mile trek through Evanston’s tree-line streets and lakefront, Sunday morning (7:30 a.m. CT). The event is in honor of former Northwestern coach Randy Walker, who died of a heart attack in the summer of 2006. [ NUSports.com: Run for Walk homepage | Event map (PDF) ] The 4.1-mile run corresponds with the number (41) Walker wore as a player at Miami University. This event isn’t just for runners, though. There’s also a 5K walk that begins at 7:40