One of the top names in NASCAR will be racing in the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 with a car that features a Big Ten theme to it. [ MORE: Former Penn State forward Ross Travis enters name in NFL Draft ] Jeff Gordon spent Tuesday afternoon on Penn State’s campus and revealed his new Penn State-branded Axalta Chevy that he will be racing in this June. The race will take place on June 7 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, which is located approximately 140 miles from Penn State’s campus. The car is painted in Penn State blue,
In J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller, Ohio State has a trio of quarterbacks that is second to none. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] Let’s see, for starters, all three won a national championship ring last year. That’s impressive. There’s so much more. The trio has combined to go 36-3 (.923) the last three seasons, not including Kenny Guiton’s two starts in 2013, all while tossing 80 touchdowns, compared to 25 interceptions, and running for 38 scores. Want more? They’ve combined for three top 10 Heisman Trophy finishes (Miller No.
Prolific. There is no other way to describe Ohio State’s performance in the last 10 NFL drafts. It’s a proverbial football factory in Columbus. But, I think we already had an inkling of that.
Diamond Stone is a big deal. The 6-foot-10 dynamo has a game to match his name. Maryland and Wisconsin wanted the four-time Wisconsin state champion, but it was former that won out.
Ohio State baseball topped Louisville 2-0 on Tuesday night on a game on BTN/BTN2Go, and Buckeyes third baseman Nick Sergakis’ play in the second inning was an eye-catching part of the win. Watch Sergakis dive to snag the hot smash down the line and throw the runner out from one knee. Ohio State got its first win over a top five team since 2009. “They call it the ‘hot corner’ for a reason,” Sergakis said after the game. “Louisville is a team that has some pretty good wheels up and down the order so I knew I had to get rid
Should Wisconsin retire Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44? Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal thinks so. And, I agree. Kaminsky was a transcendental player who took this program to heights it hadn’t seen in generations.
OK, we have another opinion in the endless debate on if players should be paid. This time, it’s ex-Michigan LB Jake Ryan weighing in. And he doesn’t think players should get any loot. “If (someone is) a winning coach, so be it, pay them what you think,” Ryan said to Matt Shepard of WDFN. With the whole paying student-athletes thing, you’re getting an education. You’re getting a Michigan degree, that’s what I got. You get that throughout your four or five years and I think that’s perfect. You work hard towards that, that’s what I worked hard towards. “That, and
BTN announced its 2015 primetime football schedule on Monday, which features four conference matchups, including Minnesota at Iowa in the first-ever primetime battle for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy at Kinnick Stadium.
Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, among others, have made the transition from the college hardwood to the NFL gridiron. Penn State's Ross Travis hopes to follow the same path.
Proof that time flies: This will be Pat Fitzgerald's 10th season at the helm in Evanston. And, it has been an interesting ride. Check out Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Fitzgerald inside.