Signing Day sure has changed in the last couple of years, hasn’t it. Yes, the National Letters of Intent are still sent via fax, but teams are going all out on social media to welcome their newest football additions. Some teams even have a draft board. See how Big Ten teams made their signings official on Twitter in this post. [ MORE: Read Tom Dienhart’s 2014 Big Ten Signing Day Notebook ] Every team but Ohio State tweeted each individual signing, and a majority of the teams did so with some really fancy graphics and art work. Check it below.
As we all know, Super Bowl XLVIII is tonight. Before Seattle and Denver kick things off from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., we thought we’d take a look at who current Big Ten players are picking tonight. See their Super Bowl picks in this post. [ MORE: Eleven Big Ten products listed on active rosters for Super Bowl ] Going with Broncos today 31-21 MVP: Peyton Manning — Shane Morris (@ShaneMorris_7) February 2, 2014 I like Seattle tonight! #BeastMode — Carlos Hyde (@elguapo) February 2, 2014 24-17 Seahawks — XXXXX (@JordanHall_2) February 2, 2014 RT if the Seahawks will win
It is no secret that Tom Izzo’s Michigan State team has battled through plenty of injuries this season. MSU senior point guard Keith Appling is one of those players, who is playing through a wrist injury, which he suffered in early December and re-aggravated against Indiana on Jan.21. Since that game, Appling has struggled mightily from the field, shooting just 14-of-44 from the field (.318) and a measly 3-of-15 from 3-point range (20 percent). Appling admits that the wrist injury still bothers him and that he’s nowhere close to 100 percent. But that doesn’t mean anyone is giving up on
Michigan State is debuting its new Nike “Hyper Elite Dominance” alternate uniform Saturday afternoon vs. Georgetown at Madison Square Garden. The uniform, which Nike says “draws on past successes for motivation,” is a modern “bronze” version of Michigan State’s Magic Johnson-era threads. See the new design and the Twitter reaction to it in this post. THIS is what bronze looks like. http://t.co/r3BRwMdVTi — Chris Solari (@chrissolari) February 1, 2014 You have to be kidding me with these State alternates. — Alex Cook (@alexcook616) February 1, 2014 Fight for the only colors, green and dijon mustard… — Bryan Mac (@Bry_Mac) February
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to further explain why he’s spearheading the effort to unionize college football and is willing to be the face of the College Athletes Players Association. Colter thinks a players union is necessary in the today’s game, to address players’ health and safety, and he’s doing all of this work to help future players. See his tweets, the first ones since the news broke, in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘I’m all for this’ players union | AD Jim Phillips responds ] We’re grateful for our education. At Northwestern, we
In case you haven’t noticed by your Big Ten coach’s attire, it’s Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers™ Awareness Weekend. All weekend long, coaches from all over the country are wearing sneakers with their suits to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. See pictures of Big Ten coaches rocking the look in this post. [ MORE: Did you see Purdue’s cancer awareness shooting shirts? ] Illinois’ John Groce Coach Groce prepping for the pregame talk in his sneakers. #Illini #SuitsandSneakers @CoachesvsCancer pic.twitter.com/KUAlYKs591 — Illinois Basketball (@IlliniHoops) January 26, 2014 Indiana’s Tom Crean and staff Tom Crean and #Hoosiers staff
Earlier this month during the BCS title game, Bo Pelini “won” Twitter by tweeting at his parody account, @FauxPelini, to ask for his cat back. Read more here. Three weeks later, the cat featured in the fake account’s photo is back in the news. Sort of. You see, Nebraska recently tweeted a picture of a cat on Pelini’s desk. Why? For fun, and as a way to promote the @FauxPelini-Reddit Ask Me Anything feature. @RedditCFB Delivered without comment or context. #GBR pic.twitter.com/skUzdbYbux — Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) January 24, 2014 Read @FauxPelini and HuskersAthletics’ responses to fans’ questions here. The highlight?
Hours after the tragic events Tuesday at Purdue, former Boilermaker Robbie Hummel posted a picture to his Instagram account of the Purdue campus, accompanied by a very powerful message. See the picture and Hummel’s words in this post. [ MORE: Northwestern holds moment of silence prior to Tuesday night’s game ] Here is Hummel’s message on the photo: “Obviously school shootings are horrible events, but when it happens at your school, it really hits home. I’m sad for our university today, as it is a place I love very much. I came to Purdue a boy and left as an
(AP) Police say the man killed in a Purdue University shooting was a senior at the school who was a teaching assistant, and the suspect is also a student. Purdue Police Chief John Cox said Tuesday that 23-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw, Ind., is being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder. Cousins is accused of shooting 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., in the university’s Electrical Engineering Building around noon Tuesday. Cox says police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting but that it appears Cousins targeted Boldt. No one else was
Just four nights ago, Indiana fans were storming the court after sending No. 3 Wisconsin to its first loss of the season. Saturday, they left Assembly Hall stunned after Indiana’s ugly 54-47 loss to Northwestern, which entered the game with only two wins all-time in Bloomington. See some of the best Twitter reaction to the upset in this post. The numbers were ugly. Indiana shot 25 percent (15-of-60) and had one player (Noah Vonleh, 17) in double figures. Make no mistake, Northwestern’s defense had plenty to do with Indiana’s struggles. In the end, this game came down to Tre Demps,