Just last week, people were talking about Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge’s amazing touchdown grab as the “catch of the year.” [ MORE: Watch De’Veon Smith run for wild touchdown ] Another week, another honoree. The latest entrant also came in the state of Michigan, this time via Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who hauled in a one-handed grab that reminded some of Odell Beckham Jr.’s circus catch last season. Watch the ridiculous one-handed catch in the tweet above. What a week for Darboh, huh? Earlier this week, the Sierra Leone native became a United States citizen. Congratulations, Amara!
Derek Jeter is a Michigan fan, and the football program honored the former Wolverines’ baseball signee Saturday morning. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh presented the former Kalamazoo Central High star and future MLB Hall of Famer with a personalized No. 2 Wolverines jersey. Based on the picture above, Jeter absolutely loved receiving the iconic jersey, this one, unlike his old Yankees one, with his surname on it. See more pictures of Jeter at Michigan Stadium below:
Want a chance to see the No. 2-ranked team in the nation warm up prior to today’s game against Central Michigan? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at Michigan State players warming up before their matchup against Central Michigan at noon ET on BTN. Look at the video in this post to see what we did last week at Penn State, and you’ll have an idea of whats coming this Saturday from Michigan State One hour before kickoff (11:00 a.m. ET)
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Going to college with your grandparents might not sound too appealing to an undergrad. But a program at the University of Wisconsin called Grandparents University is giving young children and their older relatives a chance to learn side-by-side on the school’s campus, and it’s drawing rave reviews from its participants. “The University of Wisconsin-Madison started Grandparents University back in 2001,” said Kate
There are five remaining undefeated teams in the Big Ten heading into Week 4 of the college football season: Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa and Northwestern. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] All five teams have been impressive, but what about the coaches? I proposed the following question to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart: Which Big Ten head coach has impressed you the most? We
When thinking of the top programs in college football today, schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame come to mind. But according to Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt, over the past couple of years, the best program in college football is Michigan State. Klatt appeared as a guest on The Herd Thursday and told listeners why he believes the Spartans deserve the No. 1 ranking in the country right now. “They’ve only lost three games in the last three years,” Klatt said. “They have one of the best wins in the country this year, beating Oregon at home. They
Ohio State fans will never forget the beautiful story of Jacob Jarvis, who is a huge Buckeye football fan and followed the team on their memorable national championship run last season. Jarvis has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, which primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. On Saturday, coaches from Ohio State and Western Michigan will be wearing patches to honor the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Last year, “BTN Journey: Big Ten Football 2014″ spotlighted the friendship between Jarvis and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Watch our Journey preview clip
Week 4 is on our doorstep—and it’s the last round of non-conference games. After this Saturday, most schools should have a pretty good idea of what type of team they have heading into Big Ten action. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Here are some hard takes entering a hefty Saturday of action that features 14 games. 1. It took a few days, but Urban Meyer
With Wisconsin's Corey Clement out, Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal have gotten the bulk of the carries. Purdue's struggles at QB go back a ways. A former coach's house was burglarized. We round up and look at these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.
Want a chance to see the No. 2-ranked team in the nation warm up prior to Saturday’s game against Central Michigan? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at Michigan State players warming up before their matchup against Central Michigan at noon ET on BTN. Look at the video in this post to see what we did last week at Penn State, and you’ll have an idea of whats coming this Saturday from Michigan State One hour before kickoff (11:00 a.m. ET)