Anytime Gene Smith wants to relive Ohio State’s memorable 2014 national championship run, he has the doll for it. The Ohio State athletic director tweeted a picture Wednesday afternoon of a 16-piece matryoshka laid out on a desk. The biggest doll is in an Ohio State uniform and holding the inaugural College Football Playoff trophy, followed by Oregon, Ohio State’s national title game opponent. The dolls continue to get smaller in the opposite order of the 2014 schedule, all the way down to Navy, the Buckeyes’ 2014 season-opening foe. All of the dolls, decked out in the uniform/helmet combination the
Purdue senior associate director of sports performance Doug Davis, 33, has died following an illness. Davis joined the Purdue staff in 2013 after spending the previous two seasons with head coach Darrell Hazell at Kent State. Davis also served as an assistant strength coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Ohio State, starting in 2007, where he trained seven Buckeyes selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, including first-round picks Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Wells. “My heart and the heart of the Purdue family is saddened by the loss of Doug Davis,” Hazell said in a team release. “He will surely
The Big Ten announced the matchups Wednesday for the 17th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. And, there are some enticing clashes among the 14 games.
Get excited, Big Ten basketball fans! The matchups for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released Wednesday afternoon.
The matchups are out for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and now it’s time to look at some numbers from the event’s first 16 installments. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games ] The most important number: The Big Ten, after losing the first 10 events, has not lost since 2008, going 4-0-2 during the span. A season ago, the Big Ten jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to claiming an 8-6 series victory. Here are some more Big Ten/ACC Challenge numbers: Longest conference winning streak: Big Ten – 3 (2009-2011); ACC – 10 (1999-2008)
Minnesota punter Peter Mortell is one of the best in the business. [ MORE: Like this post? Visit our Gone Viral section ] The unanimous 2014 All-Big Ten first teamer needs no introduction when it comes to Minnesota and Big Ten fans, and that was evident during his Twitter Q&A on Wednesday afternoon. Mortell took over the @GopherFootball account for an hour, answering fans’ – and a former teammate’s – questions with plenty of humor and wit. See our favorite questions and answers from Mortell’s Twitter Q&A below. Again, Mortell’s responses are from the @GopherFootball account. *** *** *** ***
Big Ten towns are fantastic places to call home for both students and recent graduates. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart analyzes Iowa’s 2015 schedule ] According to American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), the Big Ten boasts four of the top 10 best cities for college grads in 2015. Even more impressive: Iowa City comes in at No. 1 and Ann Arbor No. 3. Only Ithaca, New York, stands in the way of Big Ten towns staking claim to the top 2. “A growing technology corridor has improved economic opportunity in Iowa City, and low rents, more restaurants and bars, as
Kirk Ferentz enters his 17th season at Iowa looking to reestablish his program among the best in the conference. Here's an early look at Iowa's 2015 schedule.
This is pretty neat: at 74, former Gopher star Bobby Bell is ready for graduation. You see, it’s never too late! The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Bell came just 13 credits short of finishing his college degree when he left school after getting drafted by the Chiefs in 1963. So Bell returned to school last year, at age 74, and finished. Fulfilling a promise he made to his late father, he took three classes and earned his degree in recreation, park and leisure studies. He will be honored Thursday along with the rest of the graduates from the University’s
Who are the top men's basketball players to come from every Big Ten school over the last 10 years? Check out one man's starting 5 for every Big Ten team inside.