Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others. Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as “May Fools.” [ MORE: Cardale Jones’ 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests ] It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a “May Fools” joke. Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T.
The Big Ten had three first-round picks last night to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft. That brings the Big Ten school’s total first-round picks to 57 in the last 11 drafts. Ohio State leads the way with 13 first-round picks, almost twice as many as No. 2 school Wisconsin which has had seven. On Thursday, Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. It is a bit of a surprise to see Illinois No.
Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft. You can track the draft at FoxSports.com. Illinois: TE Matt LaCosse, 7th round-FA Indiana: RB Tevin Coleman, 2nd-3rd round Iowa: DT Carl Davis, 2nd-3rd round Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs, 3rd-4th round Michigan: WR Devin Funchess, 3rd-4th round Michigan State: RB
The Big Ten had three first-round picks, as Iowa T/G Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, then Michigan State CB Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings, and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. I was a bit surprised to see Scherff go so high, but he’s a safe pick, and he is very good. Waynes went about where I thought he would as did Gordon. But I thought Gordon would be the first back taken. He wasn’t, as the St. Louis Rams took Georgia’s Todd Gurley at No. 10. Remember when Nebraska DE Randy Gregory
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. It’s a tall order: Come up with a platform that dramatically changes the manner in which students, professors and computers communicate; fuses chemistry and digital design so people visualize molecules in a whole new way; and is accessible anywhere, on any device. That’s exactly what Rutgers University alum Kevin Theisen accomplished when he founded iChemLabs, a software company that allows users to virtually mock up complex chemical structures. Growing up in
The opening day of the NFL Draft saw three former Big Ten standouts get selected. [ MORE: Three former Big Ten players selected in Round 1 ] Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 overall by the Washington Redskins, while Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Minnesota Vikings and Melvin Gordon No. 15 to the San Diego Chargers. Former and current Big Ten football players were active on Twitter throughout the draft, sending congratulatory tweets to their former teammates. Check out all the top Twitter reactions from the first round of the NFL Draft here. Brandon Scherff: *** Trae Waynes:
The first day of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is in the books. In the opening game of the evening, top-seeded Johns Hopkins scored the final four goals to top Penn State, 14-9. The second game saw No. 3-seeded Ohio State beat No. 2 Maryland by a final score of 9-6. The Buckeyes will take on the Blue Jays in the Big Ten men’s final at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. JOHNS HOPKINS 14, PENN STATE 9: RECAP | VIDEO Top-seeded Johns Hopkins used a four-goal
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, paced by former Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff (No. 5, Washington).
The opening day of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament featured two outstanding games. Northwestern started the day with an impressive 13-9 win over Michigan. Ohio State followed that up with a commanding 17-7 victory over Rutgers. The Wildcats will advance to Friday’s semifinals where they will take on Penn State at 5:30 ET. Ohio State will follow that with a semifinal matchup against Maryland. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. NORTHWESTERN 13, MICHIGAN 9: RECAP | VIDEO Northwestern shook off a sloppy start and held off a pesky Michigan squad to claim
By many measuring sticks, Rutgers’ Big Ten debut was a success in 2014. Credit coach Kyle Flood. [ MORE: Miss Rutgers’ spring game? Watch the replay on BTN2Go ] The fourth-year boss of the Scarlet Knights guided the program to an 8-5 overall record and a 3-5 Big Ten mark that saw Rutgers beat Washington State, Navy, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina, among others, en route to taking RU to a bowl for the third season in a row. The 44-year-old Flood has a 23-16 mark as the coach of the Scarlet Knights as he looks to push the program