Is any team having more fun right now than white-hot Michigan? The Big Ten tourney champs are on an absolute tear, winners of seven in a row and 12 of 14 after it rallied to upset No. 2 seed Louisville on Sunday afternoon.
It’s cliche to say someone bleeds his or her school color, but Northwestern legend Pat Fitzgerald just may bleed purple. The former Northwestern student and all-world linebacker and current football coach loves his school, and all of its sporting teams. Fitzgerald gave everyone an idea of his Northwestern fandom Thursday, when cameras captured him interrupting Chris Collins’ postgame speech to congratulate the team on winning the program’s first NCAA tourney game in its debut. Northwestern looks to improve to 2-0 in the tourney and advance to its first Sweet 16 vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 5:15 p.m. ET Saturday.
It won't surprise anyone that Northwestern's Charlie Hall is pretty comfortable in front of the camera. He's the son of Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, after all.
Charlie Hall entered Thursday night with a total of two minutes played since the calendar flipped to 2017. He played the final 1:07 in Northwestern's easy win vs. Rutgers, and his mother Julia Louis-Dreyfus loved it all.
If the situation were to arise, would you be able to keep it together and deliver your child? Indiana strength coach Lyonel Anderson is one of the select few. Anderson delivered his daughter, Queen, a couple weeks ago when his wife went into labor outside of the hospital.
The Michigan marching band was on board the plane that had an accident Wednesday. Unlike the out-of-place practice unis worn by the hoopers, it was impossible to tell from afar that the band members had been involved in any kind of incident.
Anyone associated with the Michigan men’s basketball team won’t soon forget Thursday’s Big Ten tourney-opening win vs. Illinois. Nearly 24 hours after the team plane was in an accident prior takeoff and just a few hours after finally leaving for Washington D.C., the Wolverines were at the Verizon Center, wearing practice uniforms because the real uniforms are part of the investigation. The Wolverines didn’t look like a team that just experienced a life-altering event, nor did they look like a team that didn’t get to practice or get much time to shoot around the NBA arena, unfamiliar to the players.
Theodore Daul still has about 18 years before he goes to college, but he was already able to boost Boiler pride with a win in Wednesday night’s baby race during the Ohio State-Rutgers game at Verizon Center. Check out this blazing speed inside.
It’s no secret that football players are as athletic as they come. And it’s no secret that Ohio State players are as athletic as they come. The video in the tweet below is your proof. Advice: Watch the full video, because the last two dunks, courtesy of Rashod Berry and Malik Harrison, the eventual champion, are must-see stuff. Hey @espn @ESPNAssignDesk you just let us know when you need us to send you this video for #SCTop10 😎#BallIsLife #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/P1LwSKgHuf — Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 1, 2017
ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich showed off his pipes, singing "Priller," set to Michael Jackson's "Thriller, as he took the telecast to a TV timeout Tuesday night. Watch it here.