The 2015 MLB regular season came to a close Sunday afternoon, so there’s no better time to take a look at how former Big Ten players fared. It was a strong season for several Big Ten names, in addition to a handful of Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers products who starred at their schools before they entered the conference. Seven players aren’t done playing, either. Clayton Richard (Michigan) and Kyle Schwarber (Indiana), both with the Cubs, J.A. Happ (Northwestern) and Tony Watson (Nebraska), both with the Pirates, Brett Cecil (Maryland), of the Blue Jays, Alex Gordon (Nebraska), of the Royals, and Kevin Plawecki (Purdue),
Drew Brees (Purdue) is the obvious headliner when it comes to former Big Ten players in Week 4 NFL action. But others, such as Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), Robbie Gould (Penn State) and Charles Woodson (Michigan), to name a few, also had big days.
Kirk Cousins is, and always will be, a big deal in East Lansing, Michigan. The former Michigan State quarterback is finding his professional home to his liking, too. [ MORE: Watch ex-Big Ten standouts’ Week 4 @NFL highlights ] Cousins, the Washington Redskins starting quarterback, tweeted the picture above Saturday afternoon, soon after Connor Cook beat his all-time wins record in Michigan State’s win over Purdue. (For the record, Cousins is just fine being No. 2 now.) Hours after receiving the “royal” treatment at his local Chipotle, Cousins threw a touchdown pass (watch it!) in the final seconds to lead
One week after Tom Brady (Michigan) joined Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Dan Marino in the 400 touchdown pass club, Drew Brees (Purdue) made it a quintet in New Orleans' exciting 26-20 overtime win over Dallas on Sunday night.
It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He recently was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon.
It’s going to be tough to top Stephanie White’s first season as a WNBA coach. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The former Purdue star and current Indiana Fever head coach guided her team to the WNBA Eastern Conference crown Tuesday night, becoming the first rookie coach to lead a team to the finals. White’s Fever topped the New York Liberty, 66-51, in the winner-take-all Game 3 to advance to the best-of-7 WNBA Finals vs. the Minnesota Lynx, starting Sunday afternoon. The 1999 Big Ten Player of the Year and leader of the
From Tom Brady's historic day to Brian Hartline's highlight catch, former Big Ten stars produced several highlights in Week 3 NFL action. See the top highlights, via @NFL, inside.
Sunday was a special day for former Big Ten stars and longtime friends Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes. [ MORE: Watch former Big Ten standouts’ Week 3 @NFL highlights ] Five months after the Kenosha, Wisconsin, natives were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft (Waynes, No. 11; Gordon, No. 15), Gordon’s San Diego Chargers visited Waynes’ Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 NFL action. Following Minnesota’s 31-14 victory, in an expected move, Gordon and Waynes did the popular jersey swap on the field. See the picture of it in the tweet above. As for how the former
J.J. Watt isn’t all that different from other guys his age. [ MORE: Watch ex-Big Ten stars’ Week 3 @NFL highlights ] Turns out, the former Wisconsin star and current all-world NFL defensive end is a “Saved by the Bell” and Kelly Kapowski fan, too. Watt posted a picture to Twitter of him and Mario Lopez, aka “Slater,” following Houston’s 19-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon; the text of the tweet read: “Bayside must have had a BYE week. #WhereIsKellyKapowski” Unlike other fans, Watt received a prompt response from Tiffani Amber-Thiessen. Here it is: @justinjames99 I heard you
Former Michigan basketball player and current Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas is a man of many talents. The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year can play basketball, obviously, but he also can do the weather in a pinch. Stuaskas got the opportunity to stand in front of the green screen while visiting Breakfast Television Vancouver on Wednesday morning. And, all things considered, he did pretty well. The best part? This moment was tough to top: “Fort, uh, what is that?” Stauskas asked, while delivering the current temperatures, listed in Celsius, about Ft. McMurray. “I’ve never heard of that before.” Stauskas