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Did You See This? Robbie Hummel on Purdue tragedy

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

Purdue community sends support via tweets

(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

Twitter: Best reaction to NU's win at Indiana

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,

Photos: Here comes outdoor hockey at Minnesota

Outdoor hockey games are all the rage and the next one happens Friday night at Minnesota as part of our weekly Frozen Friday Big Ten men’s hockey doubleheader on BTN/BTN2Go (see the full TV schedule here). The Gophers take on Ohio State at 9 p.m. ET on a rink built in the middle of TCF Bank Stadium’s field. You may recall the Gophers played Wisconsin in the 2013 Hockey City Classic in Chicago – look back at the highlights here. And we had that really cool video of the ice being built, too. As part of this years Hockey City

Twitter: Reaction to Norm Parker's passing

News of former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker’s death stunned Iowa and college football fans Monday. Parker, who also served as an assistant at Michigan State (1983-1994), Illinois (1977-79) and Minnesota (1972-76), coached at Iowa from 1999 to 2011. See some of the best Twitter reaction to Parker’s passing, both from former players and Iowa personalities, in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: Norm Parker was a ‘quiet, humble’ man ] Former players: Sad to wake up and hear about Norm. He was great man and coach. His talks were the best #memories — Adrian Clayborn (@AJaClay) January 13, 2014 R.I.P. Coach

Twitter: Bo Pelini tweets at his faux account, @FauxPelini

Bo Pelini has surprised us a couple of times in the last year. It all started with Nebraska’s Harlem Shake video, and then there was the cell phone prank he played on his team. Neither compares to what the coach did during Monday night’s BCS title game. It’s true, Pelini tweeted at his popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini), asking for his faux cat back, the one featured in the account’s avatar. Check out the entertaining exchange below: @FauxPelini ok enough is enough… I want my cat back. You've had her long enough! — Bo Pelini (@BoPelini) January 7, 2014 Shocked

Twitter: Reaction to Spartans' Rose Bowl Game win

For the first time since the 1987 season, Michigan State is the Rose Bowl Game champion. The Spartans rallied and held off Pac-12 champ Stanford, 24-20, Wednesday night in “The Grandaddy of Them All.” See the Twitter reaction to the Spartans’ win in this post. [ MORE: View bowl schedule | Read Dienart’s column | Rose Bowl Game gallery ] Congrats to Coach Dantonio and the MSU Football team on a great Rose Bowl win! Go Green! Go White! @MSU_Football — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 2, 2014 @RichHomieQuan #RoseBowlChamps #richHOMIEbaby style pic.twitter.com/6d1gZ9Yj8p — Connor Cook (@Connor_Cook03) January 2, 2014

Ready for the Roses? B1G champ Michigan State is!

In a matter of hours, Michigan State will kick off its first Rose Bowl since the 1987 season. Naturally, the Spartans and their fans are just a bit excited about the trip, the opportunity, the game, and pretty much everything surrounding about “The Grandaddy of Them All.” [ MORE: View our bowl schedule | Read all of our bowl coverage ] To get you ready for the Rose Bowl, check out this pump-up video and several photos from Los Angeles. [ MORE: Dienhart: New Year’s Day is Judgment Day for Big Ten ] Here are some tweets from Los Angeles:

B1G nonconference thoughts in 140 characters or less

The Big Ten went 5-1 on Saturday to close out the nonconference season with a bang. There were plenty of memorable moments early on this year, so how do we go about summing up 12 teams and 153 total nonconference games? Simple — We follow the rules of twitter. Here is a summary of every Big Ten teams’ nonconference performances in 140 characters or less. [ MORE: View Stephen Bardo’s latest Big Ten Power Rankings ] 1. Ohio State (13-0): Great defense and better than expected on offense. Craft has been terrific. Consistent play down low makes this a championship-caliber

Penn State reacts to record-tying 6th NCAA crown

Penn State won its record-tying sixth NCAA volleyball crown Saturday night in Seattle. This time, the Nittany Lions, who have won five of the last seven national titles, dropped rival Wisconsin, 3-1, in what was the first all-Big Ten final. Watch our interviews and get all the best reaction to Penn State’s historic win in this post. [ MORE: View the official NCAA interactive bracket ] Penn State players react after NCAA title: Im so happy and humbled that I get the privilege to play such great competitors… Couldn't be happier to come out on top!!!!! PSUWVB — Micha Hancock