The 2014 NBA Draft is just hours away. Needless to say, the Big Ten’s top prospects woke up this morning well aware just how big of a day it is. See their draft day tweets, plus a few interesting updates from across the web, in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NBA Draft coverage ] And here are a few interesting draft-day tweets:
Twitter users, rejoice! As of today, the site now allows users to tweet animated GIFs. You aren’t the only one excited about this. Several Big Ten basketball and football teams celebrated the news by tweeting GIFs of memorable 2013-14 moments. Check out our favorite examples in this post. [ MORE: @umichbball retweets Michigan fans’ favorite GIFs ] About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here.
Maryland has done a fantastic job promoting the school’s move to the Big Ten. In the month leading up to the official day (July 1), several of the school’s famous faces have posted selfies – wearing sunglasses with the Maryland logo on the right lens and the B1G logo on the left – to social media to celebrate the move. And, well, why not?
Like several other stadiums across the nation, Ohio Stadium has undergone several renovations since the the 2013 season. Last month, the team added new field turf and unveiled renderings of a new locker room. The one fans will notice the most is nearing completion, and that’s the addition of approximately 2,600 seats to the south end zone. [ MORE: Maryland adds B1G logo to field | Rutgers, too ] The new seats almost close off the stadium’s iconic Horseshoe, but they also push capacity close to 105,000, which moves it ahead of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium for third largest in the
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Class, and former Purdue star defensive tackle Dave Butz (1970-72) was one of 14 players honored. Former Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan (1983-86), who starred in Happy Valley before the Nittany Lions entered the Big Ten, also made the cut. [ MORE: PurdueSports.com: Butz elected to College Football Hall of Fame ] RT 2 congratulate Dave Butz on being a part of the '14 College Football Hall of Fame Class! #BoilerUp! .@cfbhall pic.twitter.com/9l0ctce2XD — Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) May 22, 2014 Congrats to
It’s the second day of the annual Big Ten AD spring meetings. There’s been no shortage of topics discussed, including future schedules, Big Ten tourney and Big Ten title game locations and unionization. Get updates from Big Ten beat reporters on the scene throughout the day in this post. MSU AD Mark Hollis: Short-term football scheduling becoming much more like basketball. 3 to 5 years out over 10 to 15. — marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) May 14, 2014 Hollis: Detroit, Minneapolis, Omaha could bid and be viable for B1G hoops tourney. No, not you Des Moines. — marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) May 14, 2014
Wisconsin senior Zach Bohannan has taken the new fad of “taking selfies” to a whole new level. Bohannan, who just completed his final season on the basketball team, made a huge splash on Twitter during the NCAA Tournament by taking selfie photos with all four of the Final Four coaches. It looks like Bohannan hit for the cycle again this weekend by taking selfies with New York Yankees royalty. He posted the following photo on his twitter account Friday night, showing him posing with Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi, C.C. Sabathia and Joe Torre. Now this is truly hitting for the
The Big Ten’s four first-round NFL draft picks all visited their new teams Friday. Taylor Lewan, Ryan Shazier, Darqueze Dennard and Bradley Roby visited with team brass, toured team facilities and met the media. Get a look at the players’ first trips to their new homes in this post. [ MORE: Four ex-Big Ten players taken in first round of NFL draft ] No. 11: Michigan’s Taylor Lewan (Tennessee) Photo shoot! A video posted by Tennessee Titans (@titans) on May 9, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT .@TaylorLewan77 in the building for the first time as a Titan. #TitansDraft #TitanUp https://t.co/7afhrYl73a —
Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the rest of the season while being treated for leukemia. Farmer, a left-hander with a 6-4 record and a 3.28 ERA, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He had been feeling sick for about a week when he went to see Ohio State’s team doctor Monday. Originally thought to have mononucleosis, a blood draw confirmed he had abnormalities in his blood counts. [ MORE: VIDEO: Coach Greg Beals discusses Zach Farmer’s leukemia ] Members of the team were informed Tuesday before a trip to Louisville. Farmer, from Piketon, Ohio, will begin
NBA commissioner Adam Silver handed down a lifetime ban and an NBA maximum $2.5 million fine to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a much-anticipated press conference Tuesday afternoon. Sterling recently made racial comments that were released by TMZ. See Big Ten basketball players’ reactions to the news in this post. Current and former NBA players now know that in Commissioner Adam Silver we have a great leader leading our league. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014 Thank You Mr. Silver!!! — Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) April 29, 2014 Together, Not Divided, We Made A Stand… #salute