As far as senior classes go in the history of Michigan State football, it doesn’t get much better than the 2015 group. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] Connor Cook, Shilique Calhoun and company accomplished so much in their four seasons in East Lansing, Michigan. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights: Winningest senior class (43 wins) Two Big Ten crowns 2014 Rose Bowl champions 2015 Cotton Bowl champions Three straight top 10 finishes Well, the Spartans honored the record-setting class Saturday at its spring game at Spartans Stadium. ICYMI –
This is what spring games should be about. [ MORE: Watch Wisconsin student-athletes go bald for a good cause ] Brett Boettcher, a young Wisconsin fan who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, led the Badgers onto the field for the team’s annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. Boettcher, a Menomoni, Wisconsin, native, was diagnosed with DMD when he was five years old, and he’s developed a friendship with Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst. Prediction: Boettcher won’t forget this day. Well done, Wisconsin. *** Here are some of the top highlights from the spring game.
It’s the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring football season, and there’s a quartet of spring games on BTN and BTN2Go. Today’s schedule: 1 ET: Wisconsin (watch on BTN2Go); 2 ET: Iowa (watch on BTN2Go); 3 ET: Michigan State (watch on BTN2Go); 7 ET: Rutgers (watch on BTN2Go). Busy during your team’s spring game? Don’t worry, a replay will be available at the BTN2Go link above. You can also get live spring game highlights and interviews on your school’s BTN school account: @IowaOnBTN; @MichiganStOnBTN; @RutgersOnBTN; @WisconsinOnBTN. Get all of our earlier spring football coverage, plus watch spring football highlights.
Big Rings commemorating our historic 2015 season | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/y2ISjmyd8P — Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) April 22, 2016 Now that’s a nice looking ring! The Iowa Hawkeyes’ football team received these great looking rings in honor of their outstanding 2015 season. In addition to making their first Rose Bowl appearance in 25 years, the Hawkeyes also had an undefeated regular season (12-0), won the Big Ten West division, and made their first appearance in the Big Ten championship game. Iowa Football’s official Twitter account, @HawkeyeFootball, posted the photo at the top of this post. Tune into BTN2Go tomorrow at 2 p.m.
One doesn’t need to know much about the Running Man Challenge meme to enjoy it. There have been several entertaining entrants, and one of the latest might be the one of the best yet. It belongs to the Rutgers football team. Head coach Chris Ash tweeted the video from Rutgers practice Friday. It starts with what looks like will be the program’s Ring of Honor, only then the players and coaches bust out into the Running Man dance. Watch it in the video above.
The best way to describe Northwestern’s NFL draft success the last 10 years? Modest.
Friday's Big Ten news digest has more on spring football stories heading into the final week of games in the conference. Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers and Iowa all hold their their on-campus exhibitions this Saturday.
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith announced that graduate transfer Hardy Nickerson, the son of Fighting Illini defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, will join the program.
Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 36 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had three first-rounders. The most prolific position has been defensive back with nine selections. The offensive line, defensive line and linebacker (each with six picks) also have been productive positions for producing pros in Lincoln. Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees in 2016, with offensive tackle Alex Lewis, defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins and fullback Andy Janovich most likely to
Today marks a sad day in the music world as the artist known as Prince has passed away at the age of 57.