In Friday's Big Ten Links, we take one more look back at Thursday's games and see what each loss tells about about each team. Plus, two more Big Ten teams kick off tonight. Penn State has a very promising tight end prospect. And is Iowa officially on upset alert this weekend? catch up on all the Big Ten football headlines today
Michigan State University launched its Spartan Selfies app a few months ago, allowing students, alumni, and faculty and staff to share photos of themselves with the crest of their mascot’s helmet above their heads to demonstrate school pride. But they’ve demonstrated something else with their #SpartanSelfies — the culture of service and innovation at Michigan State. We’ve compiled a handful of photos below that capture both Spartan spirit and living “B1G.” Enjoy! Dan Clay is a Michigan State professor and director of the university’s global programs in sustainable agri-foods systems. In that role, he’s done field work in places
Michigan lost tonight at Utah. But, really, it won, right? The Jim Harbaugh era has been officially christened—and that’s what tonight was about.
While Thursday night’s game against Utah didn’t result in a victory for the Wolverines, one thing became obvious fairly quickly… Michigan has an outstanding go-to pass catcher in Jake Butt. Butt hauled in a career-high eight catches for 93 yards in Michigan’s 24-17 loss to Utah on Thursday night. But, it was one catch in particular that stole the show in this game. With Michigan trailing 17-3 late in the third quarter, Jake Rudock fired a strike to Butt, who went up and made a leaping touchdown catch over two Utah defenders. Check out the outstanding catch in the video
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been the talk of the college football world this offseason. Ohio State players took notice. That includes running back Ezekiel Elliott. After Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock threw his third interception during the Wolverines’ matchup against Utah on Thursday night, Elliott send out a tweet that simply read “Shhhhhhh.” Check out the tweet on top of this post. The tweet immediately caught fire, receiving more than 600 retweets within 20 minutes of being posted. Enjoy, Buckeye fans!
College football is back! We had two outstanding season openers on Thursday night. In the first game of the evening, Michigan fell to Utah, 24-17, spoiling Jim Harbaugh’s head coaching debut. The late game saw No. 2 TCU top Minnesota at home, 23-17. The Gophers haven’t beaten a Top 10 team at home since 1977. Check out all of Thursday’s scores with our Big Ten scoreboard. Get links to catch up on both of Thursday night’s games below. UTAH 24, MICHIGAN 17: BOX | PBP | RECAP Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah
BLACKSBURG – The Ohio State football team will join Virginia Tech in honoring the memory of two local television journalists who were tragically killed in a shooting on Aug. 26. The Buckeyes asked for permission to wear the same helmet stickers as the Hokies on Labor Day night, and that request was quickly granted. A 30-second moment of remembrance for both victims will be observed prior to the national anthem on Monday. “Ohio State expressed a desire to show its solidarity with Virginia Tech in remembering the vibrant lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Tech Director of Athletics Whit
The college football world is looking forward to Jim Harbaugh making his Michigan coaching debut tonight against Utah. While the game remains a toss up, one thing is for certain tonight… Harbaugh will be sporting his classic khakis on the sideline. Well, apparently his players got the memo. Detroit News Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis captured a picture of the Wolverines leaving their hotel room en route to Rice-Eccles Stadium. If you take a look at the photo, which can be seen at the top of this post, every player visible in the photo is wearing khakis. Now, it is
Good news college football fans: In honor of the return of college football, Nissan’s popular “Heisman House” commercials are back! There are seven new spots featured, but one of them has a special place in the hearts of Big Ten fans, especially those who appreciate the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. In the clip on top of this post, former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George and Troy Smith take their best shot at putting up a picture of an Ohio buckeye tree in the Heisman House. Then, former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson one-ups them with a giant picture of
The first football can’t be kicked off soon enough for the Big Ten as news out of Rutgers has five Scarlet Knight football players arrested in connection with a home invasion and assault. According to the story by Keith Sargeant of NJ.com, the five current players charged in the attack are: Andre Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, and Delon Stephenson. Rutgers said the players have been suspended indefinitely. Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann announced the suspensions in a statement and added, “We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter.” Recently, a