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Twitter: Big Ten teams celebrate #NationalSelfieDay

There’s a day for everything, it seems, these days. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out or full Gone Viral section ] National Selfie Day? Yes, there’s that, and it’s Tuesday. Several Big Ten sports Twitter handles joined the #NationalSelfieDay fun. We did, as well, from @BigTenNetwork. Check out some of the examples below. #NationalSelfieDay pic.twitter.com/wNO01B1Fok — Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) June 21, 2016 Look who's home! #NationalSelfieDay @Dez32Wells pic.twitter.com/WRw7o6GIMC — Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) June 21, 2016 Celebrating #NationalSelfieDay with a few favs. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/4VDTiAGwg0 — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) June 21, 2016 #NationalSelfieDay, you say…? pic.twitter.com/sjbIaF3aZc — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB)

Ameer Abdullah

Big Ten names, past and present, send Mother's Day wishes

One of the easiest days of the year to celebrate, today is Mother’s Day. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] From all of us at Big Ten Network, here’s to wishing every Big Ten mom out there the happiest of Mother’s Days. Throughout the day Sunday, Big Ten names, both past and present, went to social media to send their mothers and/or wives Mother’s Day greetings. From former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current NFL superstar JJ Watt to ex-Purdue women’s basketball star and current BTN analyst Stephanie White, see some of the tweets

One fun fact for every Big Ten team from 2016 NFL Draft

Big Ten football teams have storied pasts, so it’s no surprise that many of them boast impressive NFL draft resumes. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Like, for example, did you know that three (Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska) of the five schools to have at least one draft pick in each of the last 50 drafts reside in the Big Ten? Or, that Nebraska is the only program with multiple selections in every draft during the modern era? Check out some fun Big Ten nuggets following the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday

Brook Berringer

Nebraska remembers Brook Berringer on anniversary of death

Monday is the 20th anniversary of Brook Berringer’s death. [ MORE: Watch ‘Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer’ on BTN2Go ] Berringer, the backup quarterback who filled in for an injured Tommie Frazier and led Nebraska to the 1994 national title, died on this day in 1996 when the plane the 22-year-old was piloting crashed in Raymond, Nebraska. Two years ago, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of No. 18’s death, BTN Originals produced “Unbeaten” The Life of Brook Berringer,” a documentary that profiled the quarterback’s story. Watch a clip of the feature in the video at the top of this

Sep 26, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines tight end Khalid Hill (80) runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 31-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan's Khalid Hill rips NCAA's decision to ban satellite camps

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on satellite camps. [ MORE: Dienhart: NCAA bans satellite camps, and it isn’t right ] Whatever one thinks about them, it doesn’t matter, this after the NCAA recently banned the practice that allowed teams to recruit away from campus. The decision isn’t a good one for the Big Ten, but, more importantly, high school kids across the country. These camps allowed athletes to get coached up, get noticed, and to maybe earn a scholarship. They exposed players to more coaches, which is never a bad thing. That opportunity is gone, a fact several current

Mar 13, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A fan hold a sign supporting Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo in a game against the Purdue Boilermakers during the Big Ten conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Michigan State defeats Purdue 66-62. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter: Michigan State family reacts to Tom Izzo making HOF

The inevitable happened Monday morning, as Tom Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. [ MORE: Tom Izzo inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame ] Izzo, the longtime and legendary Michigan State men’s basketball coach, made the cut with the likes of former college and NBA stars Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal, among other big-time names. In 21 seasons as the head coach in East Lansing, Izzo has amassed a 524-205 record (.719) and advanced to seven Final Fours (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015), winning the 2000 national title, the second in Michigan State

Mar 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) looks before making the game-winning shot while guarded by Xavier Musketeers guard Remy Abell (10) during the second half of the second round in the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Scottrade Center. Wisconsin won 66-63. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter: Ex-Badgers react to Bronson Koenig's game-winner

The Twitter reaction to Bronson Koenig’s game-winning buzzer-beater Sunday night was fun to monitor. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket | AP recap | Box score | Play-by-play ] Former Wisconsin players had some of the best live reactions to the last-second triple that lifted the Badgers past Xavier and to their third consecutive Sweet 16. From Michael Finley and Marcus Landry to Josh Gasser and Sam Dekker, the Wisconsin family was all over the unforgettable shot that is now part of NCAA tournament lore. Frank Kaminsky, the 2015 national player of the year, didn’t tweet anything, but the Charlotte Hornets

Lovie Smith

Twitter: Illinois football family reacts to Lovie Smith hiring

Lovie Smith was announced as the new Illinois football coach early Monday morning, and soon after the head coach was introduced to his new players. [ MORE:┬áDienhart: Lovie Smith hiring means ‘future is now’ ] Let’s just say, as expected, the players approve of the hiring of a former NFL coach who led the hometown Chicago Bears to Super Bowl XLI. The Illini gave Smith a standing ovation at his introduction in the team room. Watch the reception in the video above. Also, check out some of the Twitter reaction from the Illinois football family below. *** Speaking of Illinois