Michigan product Trey Burke is a sure-fire lottery pick in the NBA draft, which means he’s a wanted man. That goes for outside the basketball world, too. The reigning national player of the year is featured in the latest edition of GQ, and it’s not just a simple mention or a single page. No, he’s got a four-page spread. Read the full article and see the photos in this post.
The 2013 football season may still be two-plus months away, but that won’t keep me from taking an (early) in-depth look at each and every week’s top matchups and storylines. Oh, and I’m also offering my rankings of every week’s slate of games. Up now: Week 7, highlighted by Northwestern’s trip to Wisconsin.
Here’s what we know: There will be no repeat winner for the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year. Last year’s winner, John Simon, is in the NFL, leaving a pool of worthy candidates to fight for the award now in its third year. Who’s the top candidate entering the season? Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discuss it in this post.
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Indiana finds itself in a win-or-go-home game tonight at the College World Series. The Hoosiers, who had won seven consecutive games before Monday’s narrow loss to Mississippi State, battle Pac-12 champion Oregon State at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Win, and Indiana advances to play Mississippi State, which it would have to beat twice to stay alive. Lose, and it’s the end to the team’s best season ever.
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Nebraska will be even more recognizable on the gridiron in 2013, and it has its new adizero 5-Star custom cleats to thank. The new kicks feature the following nods to Nebraska: “Huskers” on the right side, Nebraska’s “N” logo, with “Huskers” in it, on the back of the heel, and “Big Red Football” on the sole (we’ll rarely see this, I know). See pictures of the new cleats in this post.
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Indiana lost a 5-4 heartbreaker to Mississippi State on Monday night in the College World Series. Throughout the game, we posted the best photos, courtesy USA Today. Check out our Indiana-Mississippi State photo gallery in this post. The Hoosiers play Oregon State at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday in an elimination game.