Few NFL players had more impressive Week 10 performances than a pair of recent Michigan State standouts. [ MORE: Kirk Cousins gives cancer-fighting father game ball ] Former Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins and ex-running back Jeremy Langford were at the top of their games in Washington’s 47-14 win vs. New Orleans and Chicago’s 37-13 victory at St. Louis, receptively. Cousins was nearly flawless Sunday, completing 20 of 25 (80 percent) passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, to go along with zero interceptions. Langford, making just his second career start, amassed 182 total yards, including a game-high 109
It was another impressive week for former Big Ten stars in the NFL. Like usual, a pair of quarterbacks made the loudest statements, as Tom Brady (Michigan) and Drew Brees (Purdue) continued to do what they do best. Brady completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, his eighth straight game with a least two touchdown passes to open the season, to help New England roll past Washington, 27-10, and move to 8-0. Brees, one week after tossing an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes, racked up 387 yards passing and three more scoring strikes in New Orleans’
Think you had a good Sunday? It paled in comparison to Drew Brees’ day. The former Purdue quarterback threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns, to go along with a career-high 511 yards passing, to help the New Orleans Saints edge the New York Giants, 52-49, in the most entertaining game of the weekend. Brees finished the historic day 40 of 50 through the air, good enough for an 80 percent completion percentage, for the non-math majors out there. Seven other quarterbacks have thrown seven touchdowns in a single game in NFL history. See the full list, which includes George Blanda,
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Is it too early to call Stefon Diggs the steal of the 2015 NFL Draft? [ MORE: Watch Kirk Cousins yell “Do you like that?!” after historic comeback win ] Short answer: Yes. Long answer: No, not if the former Maryland wide receiver and fifth-rounder continues to play like he has the last two weeks. One week after breaking out for 129 yards receiving, Diggs hauled in six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 28-19 win at Detroit on Sunday. Those are great numbers, but it was his first career touchdown grab, a beautiful 36-yarder, that has
Don’t be surprised if Kirk Cousins fans churn out some “You like that?!” t-shirts in time for the next Washington Redskins game. [ MORE: Watch ex-Maryland WR Stefon Diggs’ highlight-reel TD grab ] The former Michigan State quarterback tossed three second-half touchdowns, including the game-winner with 24 seconds left (watch it!), to help Washington rally from a 24-point deficit and record the largest comeback in franchise history Sunday afternoon. Cousins finished 33 for 40 for 317 yards and three touchdowns, to go along with an 8-yard touchdown run, in the 31-30 victory over Tampa Bay. The 33 completions were a
Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach and former Minnesota player and assistant coach, died Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday. He was 60
A really cool vintage picture of former Indiana baseball star and current Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber and Ohio State standout Braxton Miller was a big hit on social media Tuesday, and for good reason. See it inside.
Former Ohio State defensive lineman Cam Heyward doesn’t care about the money. He just wants to honor his late father and support the fight against cancer. For the second consecutive week, the NFL is expected to fine Heyward for putting “Iron Head,” his father’s nickname, on his eye black. Heyward was fined $5,700 for wearing the message on his eye black on Monday night, and today’s second offense figures to result in a fine of more than $11,000. Heyward’s father, Craig, who played 11 NFL seasons, died in 2006 after a battle with cancer. Like the first fine, this won’t
Big Ten fans know Frank Kaminsky likes to have fun. The rest of the basketball world is slowly learning this about the former Wisconsin star and the consensus 2015 national player of the year. Kaminsky, a first-round pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, choreographed an entertaining dance that delighted the crowd at the NBA Global Games Fan Appreciation Day on Tuesday in Shanghai. More likely than not, you’ve seen Kaminsky dance before. There’s this example. And, this example. The dance in the tweet above has to take the cake. We’ll miss you in the Big Ten,