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Watch Ronda Rousey respond to Cardale Jones' ESPYS tweets

How big of a deal is Cardale Jones? Big enough, UFC star Ronda Rousey took the time to respond to several of the tweets the Ohio State quarterback sent her way during the ESPYS on Wednesday night.

Penn State football to take nameplates off jerseys in 2015 season

The team announced Thursday morning that they are removing players' surnames from their jerseys to pay homage to the history of the program and return to the tradition that represented Penn State for 125 years.

Tonight on BTN/BTN2Go: Purdue's 2009 win at Michigan

At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Purdue’s 38-36 victory over Michigan during the 2009 Big Ten season. Joey Elliott threw for a career-high 367 yards and two touchdowns to lead Purdue to a memorable 38-36 comeback win at Michigan, its first win in Michigan Stadium in 43 years. Speaking of Elliott, the former Purdue quarterback will live tweet during our re-air of the game. Follow along at @joeyelliott14. Back to the action: Ralph Bolden rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 35-yard touchdown catch on the fourth play of the game. Here is a

Big Ten takes top two spots in Athlon Sports' top 50 players for 2015

The Big Ten will feature plenty of top-end talent this fall, a fact backed up by Athlon Sports’ top 50 players for 2015. Eleven Big Ten names make the list, including the No. 1 (Ohio State DE Joey Bosa) and No. 2 (Ohio State QBs Barrett/Jones/Miller) players. The next Big Ten player on the countdown? It’s another Buckeye, as running back Ezekiel Elliott checks in at No. 12. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, at No. 14, is Athlon Sports’ first non-Ohio State Big Ten player. See all of the Big Ten players on the list below. Click here to read

Photo: Fans show up at SEC Media Days wearing Ohio State gear

There has been plenty of talk at today’s SEC Media Day about Alabama’s Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State. Well, a pair of fans showed up to remind Alabama coach Nick Saban of Alabama’s 42-35 loss to the Buckeyes. The two fans, who are reportedly from Birmingham, Alabama, showed up to Wednesday’s SEC Media Day session dressed in Ohio State national champions shirts. While at first glance you would guess these two were huge OSU fans, they could actually be Auburn fans. One of them is sporting an Auburn hat and a pair of Auburn shorts. In other words, these

Twitter: A look at how Big Ten football coaches' accounts stack up

Twitter fan or not, it’s hard not to be impressed with Jim Harbaugh’s incredible success on the social media platform. The new Michigan coach, hired on Dec. 30, 2014, recently became the owner of the most followed account among Big Ten football coaches, a title previously held by rival Urban Meyer (283,246). Think about that for a second: In six-plus months, Harbaugh has garnered 286,512 followers, an average of 1,476 followers per day since his first tweet Jan. 2. That, in a word, is impressive. With a new name in the No. 1 spot, I thought it would be fun

See our favorite Big Ten-themed fantasy football team names

Fantasy football leagues are open – yes, already – with kickoff just about two months away. So, you have plenty of time to sign up, not to mention to come up with a creative name that gets the attention of your friends/league members. We did this before basketball season last year, and now it’s time to do it for football. Here are two fantasy team names for every Big Ten team: ILLINOIS Dudek, Where’s My Car? Lunt Trauma INDIANA Dominique Booth Ferry Simmie’s Corn on the Cobbs IOWA Three & Ott Ferentzic Science (h/t @chfortfun) MARYLAND Skid Rowe Un-Likely Explanation