With the Olympics off to a roaring start, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Twitter accounts for any Big Ten name competing in London. Have a look at a few choice tweets from over the weekend, and see the entire list of Big Ten names involved in the post below.
Kelci Bryant, the 23-year-old two-time NCAA diving champion from the University of Minnesota swim team and a five-time national champion, landed gold as she and diving partner Abigail Johnston finished second Sunday in the women’s 3-meter synchronized diving. Bryant and Johnston became the first Americans to win an Olympic medal in diving since the 2000 Sydney Games.
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Isn’t late July great? Football is in the air, with kickoff a little more than a month away, and all the teams – even the perennial cellar dwellers – are tied for first place. Coincidentally, when coaches descend upon media days, everyone’s very excited. The Big Ten is no exception. According to The Wall Street Journal, Big Ten coaches uttered some form of the word “excited” 43 times during Thursday’s question-and-answer session at Big Ten Media Days. See who used “excited” the most in this post.
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It was Illinois Day on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, and as part of the festivities, first-year Illinois football coach Tim Beckman sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch. See photos, courtesy of @IlliniFootball, of Beckman taking part in the Wrigley Field staple in this post.
We capped off our coverage of the two-day Big Ten Media and Kickoff Luncheon with the 90-minute TV show Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. It included various interviews and analysis from the event in Chicago. Watch a number of video clips from that Friday night show in this post.
Find out more about: B1G Media Day, Bill O'Brien, Bo Pelini, Brady Hoke, Bret Bielema, Danny Hope, Jerry Kill, Kevin Wilson, Kirk Ferentz, Mark Dantonio, Pat Fitzgerald, Tim Beckman, Urban Meyer