Fresh off one of the greatest seasons in program history, the Michigan State football team will defend its Big Ten championship in some impressive new digs. Tuesday, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of the team’s new locker room and plenty of new decorations around the facility. See the pictures in this post.
As of Tuesday, Maryland and Rutgers are official members of the Big Ten. Several Big Ten schools went to Twitter on Tuesday morning to welcome the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights. See the tweets in this post.
Rutgers is about to become an official member of the Big Ten, so we figured we would share some of our favorite Scarlet Knight Twitter handles with our Big Ten fans. See our full list in this post. Did we forget one? Feel free to add a handle in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
Maryland is about to become an official member of the Big Ten, so we figured we would share some of our favorite Terp Twitter handles with our Big Ten fans. See our full list in this post. Did we forget one? Feel free to add a handle in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
A United flight, from Chicago to Orange County, California, made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. This is newsworthy for obvious reasons, but it’s also relevant because former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and his girlfriend, ex-Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson, were on the flight.
Big Ten mascots, including newbies Testudo and the Scarlet Knight, are on the loose in the nation’s capitol to celebrate Maryland and Rutgers’ move to the Big Ten, which become official Tuesday. See some of our favorite pictures from the mascots’ visits to the White House, Washington Monument and so much more in this post.
You probably already know seven former Big Ten stars were selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft. See the full list here. But what about the Big Ten products who didn’t hear their name called? Get caught up on the latest reports regarding LaQuinton Ross and Jordan Morgan, among other undrafted Big Ten products.
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The 2014 NBA Draft is in the books. Seven former Big Ten stars were selected Thursday night, including first-rounders Nik Stauskas (No. 8), Noah Vonleh (9), Adreian Payne (15), Gary Harris (19) and Mitch McGary (21). See where all of the Big Ten draft picks will continue their careers in this post.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SEC announced its new scheduling policy Sunday, and the conference will continue to play eight league games. The “new” wrinkle: Each team is required to schedule at least one non-conference game vs. an opponent from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12.
BTN/BTN2Go released its 2014 prime-time football schedule Tuesday, and each of the Big Ten’s newest members are pumped to play under the lights. Maryland will host reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl champ Michigan State on Nov. 15, while Rutgers will entertain Penn State on Sept. 13, its inaugural Big Ten game, and Michigan on Oct. 4. See the graphics and hashtags the schools tweeted out to announce the news in this post.
Eight Big Ten football teams are holding their spring football game today, and BTN2Go is airing each and every one. Here’s the complete schedule, all times ET: Purdue (1), Ohio State (1:30), Penn State (1:30), Nebraska (3), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Minnesota (3:30) & Wisconsin (4). Check out some of the best photos from the day’s action in this post.
The Michigan State family and the Big Ten basketball community are mourning the loss of Adreian Payne superfan Lacey Holsworth. Holsworth, the adorable 8-year-old who suffered from neuroblastoma, died late Tuesday night. Read more here. The news hit the basketball world hard, and many people went to social media to offer their condolences. See the messages in this post.
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Evidently, a lot of people did not get the memo that the Final Four was trying an experiment that included three telecasts of each Final Four game. There was the national crew on TBS and “Teamcasts” on TNT and truTV that were geared toward the teams’ fanbases. The confusion led to some really entertaining tweets; it even had Charles Barkley saying, “Some of you people are idiots,” at halftime. Watch Barkley.
There are few classier acts than Michigan big man Jordan Morgan, who saw his career end with the heart-breaking loss to Kentucky in the Elite Eight in Indianapolis on Sunday. Morgan was a glue-guy whose production in the pivot was a boon for a team that had to play almost the entire season without Mitch McGary. Morgan took to Twitter (@JustJMo) after the loss yesterday to give thanks.
It’s no secret Michigan and Michigan State are fierce rivals. Sometimes, however, conference pride and a chance to make rare history can supersede a rivalry. Consider this: If Michigan and Michigan State both win today, the Big Ten will be the first conference to put three teams in the Final Four since the Big East did it in 1985.