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Twitter: Ohio State's Zach Smith responds to Michigan graphic

It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have

Big Ten links: Pac-12 injury spotters, Nebraska captains & much more

In the ever-hyper climate of sensitivity to injury, the Pac-12 is doing something unique by using injury spotters during football games. This report from the Associated Press says injury spotters will closely watch every play and have the ability to rewind, pause, zoom and change camera angles to evaluate players for possible injuries. The spotters will be able to directly communicate with coaches and medical staff. What league will be next? *** Nebraska has named its captains for 2015. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp and offensive tackle Alex Lewis were elected from the offense. Defensive end Jack Gangwish,

Video: Jim Harbaugh goes 'skins' at satellite camp in Alabama

Harbaugh playing Peru ball (video) A video posted by @marksnyder1 on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:51am PDT Jim Harbaugh was a popular topic on social media Friday, and, naturally, it had something to do with his trademark khakis. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] Sort of. While conducting his second satellite camp in Prattville, Alabama, where the temperatures reached the 90’s, the new Michigan football coach decided to go topless. So, there was Harbaugh, running drills with high-school football prospects, wearing nothing but his usual hat and khakis. h/t: freep.com And here’s how Harbaugh was dressed at the beginning

Video: Wisconsin K Rafael Gaglianone kicks field goal off nose hold

Rafael Gaglianone is one of the best kickers in the nation. [ MORE: Video: Remember when Dare Ogunbowale posted this trick kick? ] The Wisconsin rising sophomore nailed 19-of-22 (86 percent) field goals last season, including the overtime-forcing and game-winning field goals in the 2015 Outback Bowl vs. LSU. Yeah, but can he make trick kicks? You better believe it! On Wednesday afternoon, Gaglianone tweeted a video of him drilling a field goal with the holder holding the ball down with his nose. Watch the video in the tweet above. h/t: Yahoo! Sports

Penn State athletics commemorates 25 years in Big Ten Conference

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of Penn State becoming an official member of the Big Ten Conference. To celebrate the occasion, Penn State assistant communication director Tony Mancuso (@GoPSUTony) wrote the story below. *** Just four months into his tenure as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, Jim Delany recalls an idea brought to the table by former Illinois President Stan Ikenberry. It was October of 1989 when Ikenberry, who spent time as a senior administrator at Penn State earlier in his career, broached the thought of adding an institution to the Big Ten for the first time since Michigan