Big Ten Spring Football Roundup

Mother Nature wreaked havoc on Big Ten spring games Saturday, as Indiana, Nebraska and Purdue’s games were canceled. The Hoosiers and Boilermakers both moved inside to scrimmage, but the Huskers didn’t get to take the field and will not make up the game. Illinois, Iowa and Michigan also were in action, and you can catch up on all of it in this post. Also, see what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned Saturday, find out why Michigan wore maize shoelaces and watch all of Saturday’s highlights.

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Buckeyes welcome fans on field for unique practice

Good thing Ohio State kicker Drew Basil isn’t claustrophobic. During Saturday’s practice at Ohio Stadium, players and fans surrounded Basil and the field goal teams — in a shape that looks a lot like Ohio State’s Block “O” — for a live field goal drill. The cool spectacle came late in the practice, one first-year coach Urban Meyer put on, in part, to bring the students closer to his team, and his team closer to students. Hundreds of students were invited onto the field to surround Basil, and he went on to make four of six attempts, with one being blocked and another sailing wide right.

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Michigan Wears Maize Shoelaces at Spring Game

The Michigan football team sported maize shoelaces during Saturday’s Spring Game at Michigan Stadium in an effort to support Lace up for Michigan (@LaceUpForUM), a fund-raising effort initiated and run by Wolverine student-athletes with support of the school’s athletic dept. And for those wondering, no, Denard “Shoelace” Robinson didn’t tie the maize strings.

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Spring Game Central: Illinois

The Illinois football team held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Watch our interview with former Illinois and NFL quarterback Jeff George, who served as an honorary coach Saturday. In this post, get video highlights from the scrimmage, see photos, courtesy of US Presswire, check out some of the best tweets and catch up on all of your Illinois spring coverage.

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Spring Game Central: Michigan

The Michigan football team hosted its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines wore maize shoelaces to support Lace up for Michigan, a fund-raising effort initiated and run by Wolverine student-athletes with support of the school’s athletic dept. Watch Brandin Hawthorne’s impressive one-handed interception now and see photos, tweets and get all your Michigan spring coverage in this post.

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