Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith had no Big Ten ties, but his impact on the game is impossible to ignore. The two-time national champion and coach of the Tar Heels from 1961-1997 died Saturday night at the age of 83. The retired coach died “peacefully” at his North Carolina home, according to a statement from Smith’s family on Sunday. He was with his wife and five children. In addition to his accolades at North Carolina, Smith was also an Olympic gold medal winner (1976), basketball Hall of Famer and a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Several Big
Big Ten names took to social media all day Monday to pay respect to Martin Luther King Jr. See some of their tweets and Instagram photos inside.
Nearly three weeks into the conference hoops season, it’s time to single out a handful of impressive stats. [ MORE: Big Ten Power Rankings | Big Ten Player Rankings | Mailbag ] Don’t forget, it’s Super Wednesday on BTN tonight. It all starts with Rutgers at No. 11 Maryland (7 ET; watch on BTN2Go), followed by Illinois at Northwestern (watch on BTN2Go). Get ready for both games and hear the latest Big Ten news on “BTN Tip-off Show” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Now, back to the statistics: How about these five stats? #B1G stats: #Hoosiers are 3-1 despite Yogi Ferrell
Several Ohio State players and coaches took to Twitter to celebrate Monday night's national championship victory. See our favorite postgame tweets in this post.
With Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game tonight, the O-H-I-O photos are aplenty. Few, if any, will top the ones the Columbus Zoo (@ColumbusZoo) is tweeting out, though. Employees of the zoo are taking photos with select animals, photobombing, serving are the “I.” So far, there’s been a giraffe, koala and tiger getting in on the act. Oh, and not to be ignored, the zoo also put an Ohio State hat on a gorilla, which seemed to like it. No. 4 Ohio State takes on No. 2 Oregon at 8:30 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium
Former Nebraska two-sport star and current Huskers baseball coach Darin Erstad received one vote for the MLB Hall of Fame on Tuesday. His reaction to it was classic.
Former Ohio State running back Raymont Harris found an SEC toughest conference t-shirt on deep discount in New Orleans.
Cardale Jones has had plenty of motivation in his first two career starts. He'll have even more vs. Oregon, as he tweeted that his uncle has less than two weeks to live.
Ohio State is headed to the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game! [ MORE: View our full 2014-15 bowl schedule ] The fourth-seeded Buckeyes took down No. 1 Alabama, 42-35, in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night. Ohio State will face No. 2 Oregon, which drilled reigning national champ and No. 3 Florida State, in the title game January 12 in Arlington, Texas. That should be a great game. Before we look ahead to the Ducks, though, let’s see how the Ohio State family reacted to the big win over the SEC champ on Twitter. Here you go! CURRENT TEAM
How did Michigan football players react to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh? See some of the best tweets we saw on Twitter inside.