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
"Go make it happen." 🎙 @DangeRussWilson to #UWGrad Class of 2016https://t.co/l4D4dAltxX — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) May 14, 2016 One-year Wisconsin standout and current Seattle Seahawks All-Pro signal-caller Russell Wilson delivered the commencement speech at Wisconsin on Saturday. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] Here are some of the highlights from Wilson’s speech at Camp Randall Stadium: “If you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you.” “If you’re playing (the) New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you’ve got 26 seconds left and you’re down by four and
Josh Phegley was Indiana's Mr. Baseball as a pitcher and catcher in 2006. So, the former Indiana catcher and current Oakland Athletics' backup backstop can pitch a little.
With the 2016 NFL Draft in the books, several of the 47 Big Ten selections are being assigned their pro numbers. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Check out the full list below. Missing numbers will be updated as they are announced. Know a missing player’s number? Please leave it as a comment at the bottom of this post. ROUND 1 3. Joey Bosa (Ohio State), Chargers – 99 4. Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State), Cowboys – 21 8. Jack Conklin (Michigan State), Titans – 78 10. Eli Apple (Ohio State), Giants –
Many good Big Ten players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft. There were 47 of them, to be exact. But many more never heard their name called. In fact, you could make a pretty good team from the undrafted Big Ten players. [ MORE: See which undrafted Big Ten players inked rookie free-agent deals ] Check it out. And count on many of these guys making rosters as undrafted players. BTN.com All-Undrafted Team OFFENSE QB Joel Stave, Wisconsin (Vikings) RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois (Colts) RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (Vikings) WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois (Packers) WR Alex Erickson, Wisconsin (Bengals)
The NFL draft is a whirlwind for top prospects. [ MORE: Former Big Ten names ink undrafted free-agent deals ] Not only do a majority of them travel to the draft, to be in the green room, but they’re typically introduced in their new home city the following day. The Big Ten had six players in Chicago on Thursday night, and all of them were taken in the first round, including three former Ohio State stars in the top 10. Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa went No. 3 to pace the Big Ten’s 47 selections, second only to the
Forty-seven former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday in Chicago. What about the familiar names who went undrafted? [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Well, many of them spent Saturday night and Sunday morning finalizing rookie free-agent deals. See the reported deals thus far below. ILLINOIS WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers DB V’Angelo Bentley, New England Patriots RB Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis Colts Thank you God.! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/tvKOaSOB5R — V'Angelo Bentley (@VBentley_2) May 1, 2016 *** INDIANA TE Michael Cooper, Washington Redskins DL Darius Latham, Oakland