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Video: Leah Still, 4, scores touchdown in Temple spring game

Leah Still is cancer-free, and she’s the proud owner of a college touchdown. [ MORE: Penn State fans give Devon Still warm ovation at spring game ] Temple invited Still, the 4-year-old daughter of former Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still whose fight with Stage IV neuroblastoma became a national story, to be a special guest at its spring game Saturday. Leah, who recently learned she was in remission, tossed the coin before the game, and then scored on a screen pass on what might be the best touchdown of the day. See a picture of Leah’s touchdown scamper in

'Sports Jeopardy!' contestants stumped by Nebraska's 'Hail Varsity'

This will make many Nebraska fans shake their heads. On a recent episode of “Sports Jeopardy!” all three contestants were stumped by the lyrics to “Hail Varsity.” The question, as you can see in the tweet above: “Played after a TD, Nebraska’s ‘Hail Varsity’ says ‘Hail to the team! The stadium rings as everyone sings’ these two colors.” Victor responded with “Red and White.” Nope. Zach followed with “Crimson and Red.” Nope, again. Eddie, the third and final contestant, had nothing. “This one got me, too,” host Dan Patrick said. The answer? It’s Scarlet and Cream. h/t @Huskers

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska grads create multimedia tech to improve sports teams’ performances

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. What started out as a way to help the Nebraska football team better film their practices has turned into a worldwide business venture for a trio of UNL grads. For David Graff and his Cornhusker cohorts, the goal was to find a way to mix their love of sports and technology. What resulted was a business venture called Hudl — today, the fastest-growing company in the state of Nebraska, with more

Video: See top highlights from the Rutgers spring game

The Rutgers spring football game aired live on BTN on Friday night. [ MORE: Watch the replay of Rutgers’ spring football game ] Fans were treated to several outstanding plays throughout the game, which resulted in a 35-21 victory for the Scarlet team over the White team. Catch up on all the top video highlights inside this post. Wide receiver Carlton Agudosi kicked off the action with an impressive touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. Check it out here. Rutgers held an entertaining punt-catching contest. The Scarlet Knights’ offense mixed in a trick play. Carlton Agudosi scored

15 Big Ten players appear in Kiper/McShay three-round mock draft

When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the

Darrell Hazell Q&A: Improvement from 2013 to now is 'night and day'

When speaking to Darrell Hazell, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the third-year Purdue boss. Tough, unflappable, focused, goal-oriented and positive … always positive, even though Hazell has exactly one Big Ten victory in two seasons in West Lafayette. No matter, when Hazell says he is on track to succeed, you believe him.

Jim Harbaugh invites every college coach to Michigan's Satellite Camp

If there was a list of Twitter All-Stars made up of college football coaches, Jim Harbaugh would probably top the list. College football “satellite camps” have been dominating headlines as of late. There has been some backlash for schools hosting these camps, which allow coaches to travel south and evaluate high school talent in that area. The key cog in the equation is that coaches in the SEC and ACC are forbidden to do this. Earlier this week, Alabama coach Nick Saban refered to the camps as being “ridiculous” and they need to be addressed by the NCAA. So, how