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If all goes according to Dennis Molfese’s plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the sideline, take off his helmet and slip on an electrode-covered mesh cap.
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Big Ten products Victor Oladipo (No. 2; Orlando), Cody Zeller (No. 4; Charlotte) and Trey Burke (No. 9; Minnesota – traded to Utah) all were selected in the first round of last month’s 2013 NBA Draft. “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013” was in Brooklyn to cover the decorated trio’s night on the big stage. Cameras followed the players around before, during and after the draft.
Actor Mark Wahlberg is in Michigan shooting “Transformers 4,” so what does a big-time sports fan do when he has free time in such a situation? He visits the Michigan football team, of course. Wahlberg hung out with the Wolverines on Wednesday at Schembechler Hall. See tweets and a video from Wahlberg’s visit in this post.
What’s better than your typical Big Ten football uniform power ranking? A uniform ranking decided by 12 Big Ten writers, that’s what. BTN.com recently asked a writer for every school to rank the conference’s uniforms, from 1-12. We asked the writers to consider the uniforms as a whole, factoring in home, away, alternate(s) and helmet(s).
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I know your time is precious in the fall. Between driving to soccer games, raking leaves, making cider and carving pumpkins, your schedule is packed. That means finding spare time to watch TV is difficult. No worries. I have ranked every game involving a Big Ten team for the 2013 season. As you can see, not all matchups are created equally.
Ohio State fans dream of dotting the “I” at Ohio Stadium. It might not be Ohio Stadium and it might not be in front of more than 100,00 fans, but one Ohio State fan can dot the “I” whenever he desires. Craig Washington tweeted a picture of a huge Script Ohio printed in his front yard, and it’s impressive. So much so, he called it “The Best Damn Lawn in the Land” in a tweet.