Le’Veon Bell or Ezekiel Elliott? Regardless of one’s choice for the NFL’s top running back (both starred in the Big Ten, by the way), Bell put on an absolute show Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s easy AFC Wild Card victory over Miami. The former Michigan State standout ran for a Steeelers’ franchise single-game playoff record 167 yards, to go along with a pair of touchdowns. Bell, who totaled 1,884 yards and nine touchdwons in the regular, and Pittsburgh travel to Kansas City next week. Ex-@MSU_Football star Le'Veon Bell does what he does in the NFL playoffs, too. https://t.co/018V1NyG0N (via @NFL) —
The rosters for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl were announced Tuesday night, and 11 former Big Ten standouts were selected to play in the event Jan. 29 in Orlando. New England QB Tom Brady (Michigan) highlights the Big Ten contingent, earning his 11th nod, the most of any active player.
Le'Veon Bell entered Sunday with 100-plus scrimmage yards in eight of nine games. The former Michigan State star eclipsed the 100-yard barrier long before halftime en route to compiling 298 total yards (!), including a Pittsburgh single-game record 236 yards rushing.
You've probably heard it before, but former Big Ten stars Braxton Miller (Ohio State football) and Kyle Schwarber (Indiana baseball) met on the gridiron in an Ohio high school playoff game. There's a shirt you can buy now, courtesy of the former, to commemorate the encounter.
Here's something amazing: Ex-Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, six months after undergoing what was thought to be season-ending knee surgery, has been named to the Chicago Cubs World Series roster.
There was cool sight on the field at Michigan Stadium prior to Saturday's game vs. Colorado. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, and ex-Michigan QB and current New England Patriots star Tom Brady played a little catch near midfield.
Tom Brady is Michigan’s honorary captain Saturday afternoon vs. Colorado. The former Michigan quarterback and future NFL Hall of Famer is no stranger to hanging out in his old college town; in fact, he delivered a memorable speech to Brady Hoke’s team during 2013 fall practice. Brady arrived in Ann Arbor early enough to share a wonderful moment with his son, among other things, as the pair played catch and ran routes on the iconic field. Watch Brady throw a touchdown to his son, who celebrates with, what other than, a dab in the quarterback’s Facebook post above.
Denzel Valentine hit a buzzer-beater to force overtime and hit another buzzer-beater in overtime to send the Chicago Bulls past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 84-82, in the NBA Summer League championship game Monday night.
NBA rookies are young, of course, and there is no such thing as them receiving too much advice about being a pro. Former Ohio State star D'Angelo Russell knows this all too well.
Before Draymond Green became the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year and an NBA superstar, he gave football a try. For one afternoon, that is. Green played a little tight end in the 2011 Michigan State Green-White Spring Game, months before opening his award-winning senior season in East Lansing. The results weren’t pretty, so much so that Green told the media,”I like my future in basketball a little better.” Talk about an understatement. The former Spartan has developed into one of the NBA’s top players, an all-around talent who already owns one Finals ring and is one win away