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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

Deron Thompson

Bill O'Brien Loud Speaker Plays

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.

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Video: Wildcats vs. Wolverines at Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

Wildcats and Wolverines Face-off at Wrigley Field

As part of its partnership with the Chicago Cubs, the Northwestern baseball team hosted Michigan on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Wildcats shut out the Wolverines, 6-0, behind Luke Farrell’s three-hit complete game gem. Read the full NUSports.com recap and view the box score. Watch our feature on the game at Wrigley Field now.

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Video: McLane Baseball Stadium under water

McLane Baseball Stadium

Spartan Baseball Stadium Flood

It’s a good thing the Michigan State baseball team wasn’t scheduled to play at home this weekend, because McLane Baseball Stadium was under water. That’s right, Mother Nature flooded the Spartans’ entire complex. Turns out, snow and unplayable field conditions wiped out Michigan State’s three-game series at Minnesota, so it didn’t really matter after all. Watch a quick video of the scene at the stadium here.

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Video: Penn State's Bill O'Brien on loud speaker

Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien Loud Speaker Plays

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Penn State introduced a pretty cool wrinkle to its Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Early in the third quarter, head coach Bill O’Brien called the team’s plays over the PA system, for all the fans to hear.

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This time, Denard Robinson reaches plate on first pitch

Denard Robinson

Denard Robinson 1st Pitch at Michigan Baseball Game

One week after throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park, Michigan product Denard Robinson was at it again at Tuesday’s Notre Dame-Michigan game. This time, Robinson did the honors in a No. 42 Michigan jersey, an obvious tribute to Jackie Robinson Day. Oh, and unlike the Tigers’ game, Robinson reached the plate and came close to throwing a strike. Much better, Denard!

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Photo: Jack Hoffman Upper Deck trading card

Jack Hoffman

Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

As if Jack Hoffman’s memorable 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring game wasn’t cool enough, the seven-year-old brain cancer patient now has a trading card to commemorate the touching moment. Upper Deck has produced a Hoffman trading card, which includes “RB NEBRASKA” under his name and “Star Rookie” written vertically on the lower left side.

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Video: Robot delivers Michigan game ball

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If one wasn’t on social media during the beginning of the Michigan spring game last Saturday, he or she probably didn’t hear about the robot that delivered the game ball to midfield. Yes, you read that correctly. The Wolverines had a robot present the game ball to the officials prior to their spring game at Michigan Stadium. Watch video of it in this post.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

Devin Funchess

Ultimate Trey Burke Highlight

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.

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Video: Check out Jack Forster's circus shot

Jack Forster

The Circus Shot

It was a good day for the Penn State men’s lacrosse team. Not only did the Nittany Lions knock off Towson, 10-8, in a matchup of first-place Colonial Athletic Association teams, they received a highlight-reel goal from Jack Forster. Watch the redshirt senior’s circus shot here.

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Photo: Zeller brothers, in summer of 2003

Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller announced Wednesday that he would forgo his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. Zeller, an expected lottery pick, will join older brothers Luke and Tyler in the NBA.

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Did You See This? Denard's terrible first pitch

Denard Robinson received his share of flak for his throwing abilities during his standout Michigan career. His latest throw might be his worst. Robinson, who’s preparing for this month’s NFL draft, threw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. Let’s just say, Robinson won’t be taking Justin Verlander’s job any time soon.

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Photo: Must-see Jack Hoffman drawing

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

Jack Hoffman and the Nebraska football program have received plenty of love for Saturday’s touching moment in the Red-White Spring Game, and for good reason. Hoffman, a seven-year old Nebraska fan and brain cancer survivor, warmed the hearts of sports fans across the nation when he lined up in the backfield and ran for a long touchdown.

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Photo: Hoffman gets game ball, photo with Bo Pelini

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

By now, you’ve probably seen the Jack Hoffman video. The seven-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient was the talk of the sports world Saturday following his inspiring touchdown run during the Nebraska Red-White Spring Game. No matter one’s team, this was one of those moments that all fans could enjoy and feel good about.

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Video: Brutus gets leveled in football practice

You know it’s spring when the school mascots are getting reps with the football team. At Ohio State, Brutus even lined up at quarterback during a recent fan appreciation day. And while the mascot showed Braxton Miller-like ability to escape the rush, he wasn’t fortunate enough to avoid David Perkins’ bone-crushing, ball-dislodging hit.

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Video: Brain cancer patient, 7, runs for memorable TD

Jack Hoffman

Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

Remember Jack Hoffman? He’s the young Nebraska fan who’s battling brain cancer and has formed a special bond with Nebraska legend Rex Burkhead. We featured Hoffman, 7, and his friendship with Burkhead on last year’s “The Journey,” a segment included in this post.

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Video: Nebraska linemen try to catch punts

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Husker Offensive Line Field Punts

Think it’s easy to field punts? It isn’t as routine as returners often make it look. If you feel otherwise, watch linemen attempt to do it. Midway through the second quarter of Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game, Bo Pelini and Nebraska implemented a fun drill that awarded points for offensive linemen who caught punts. Needless to say, the drill was highly entertaining. Watch the Husker linemen try to catch punts now.

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Video: Bacari gives another literal pep talk

Bacari Alexander

Bacari Alexander Pregame Pep Talk

Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander is known for his cheesy pregame pep talks, and he added another example prior to the South Region final Sunday. This time, Alexander used his literal tactics to hammer home the importance of a sports cliche. Alexander, stressing that the team had to play with a chip on its shoulder vs. Florida, placed a potato chip on the left shoulder of the team’s starters.

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Photo: Ohio State's Aaron Craft, as snowman

Aaron Craft already was a big deal prior to Sunday’s NCAA tourney performance against Iowa State. Add the late momentum-shifting charge and game-winning buzzer-beater to his record, and we’re dealing with a guy approaching icon status. Heck, Thad Matta wants a statue of Craft erected outside the arena. And local children must agree, because they’re building snowmen of Craft.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories

Nicholas Magaludis & Jesse Delgado

Craig Fitzgerald Sits Down With Howard Griffith

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the full list in this post.

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