Fred Glass announced Friday the initial plans for a season-long recognition to honor the 40th anniversary of the undefeated 1976 men’s basketball team. Indiana’s 1976 team remains the last undefeated NCAA men’s basketball champion and was selected as the greatest college basketball team of all-time on the 75th anniversary of the NCAA Tournament in 2013. [ MORE: Iowa Hawkeyes to wear patch to honor late Roy Marble ] The season-long honoring of the 40th anniversary includes season tickets being mailed to fans in a folded keepsake replica of the 1976 championship banner, a commemorative patch placed on the back of
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died just under two months ago following a yearlong battle with cancer. [ MORE: Indiana to wear patch to honor undefeated 1976 national title team ] In memory of Marble, the Hawkeyes basketball team will have “RM23” stitched into their uniforms this season. Check out the photo at the top of this post. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed
College basketball is back! The Indiana Hoosiers kicked off their Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 82-54 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] James Blackmon led a balanced Indiana attack with 15 points. Troy Williams and Thomas Bryant chipped in 12 apiece and Yogi Ferrell added 11. The game was broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Hoosiers’ victory. Here is a look at the top three plays from Tuesday night’s game. 1. Troy Williams throws down
Believe it or not, we have reached the final month of the 2015 college football regular season. [ MORE: Week 10 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage ] With the calendar flipping to November, “B1G Football & Beyond” shared its top 10 plays of October at the end of Tuesday morning’s show. To very little surprise, the countdown includes a bunch of can’t-miss plays. The No. 1 play? We think you have a good idea about that.
Much anticipation and buzz surrounds the release of the CFP poll, especially the inaugural edition. The unveiling of Poll No. 1 will be at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday. And it sure seems like a lot of people are interested where 8-0 Iowa will land. I asked several beat writers for their takes.
I can’t speak for any trick-or-treaters, but Goldy the Gopher sure followed Jim Harbaugh’s tip for children to get the most candy on Halloween. [ MORE: Like Halloween? Check out these Big Ten football costumes ] “I advised them to get two costumes, to be go-getters,” Harbaugh said last week. “You can hit the neighborhood in one costume — and better to jog and run from house to house, then you can get more candy than anybody else. Then come home make a quick change into the second costume and go hit those same houses again.” Goldy the Gopher put
With Nebraska off to its worst nine-game start since 1960, athletic director Shawn Eichorst released a letter to fans Monday expressing confidence that "the future is bright" under first-year coach Mike Riley.
The 2015 college football season has been filled with plenty of wild and crazy finishes. [ MORE: Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill ] There was another one on Saturday, and this one came in a primetime matchup between Michigan and Minnesota. Trailing 29-26 with under 30 seconds remaining in the game, Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner threw a perfect fade pass to Drew Wolitarsky, which was inititally ruled a touchdown. However, the replay showed his knee was down at the 1-yard
Minnesota honored recently retired football coach Jerry Kill during Saturday night’s rivalry game vs. No. 15 Michigan. [ MORE: Dienhart: Kill was one of the game’s best coaches, people | Remember these Kill moments? ] During a timeout midway through the first quarter, the school aired a video tribute on the big board to the coach who retired Wednesday due to health concerns. The fans loved it, giving Kill, who was not in attendance, a standing ovation and chanting “Jerry! Jerry!” The video included highlights and behind-the-scenes moments from Kill’s Minnesota tenure, which lasted four-plus seasons and included a 29-29
It’s Halloween, and that fact was very evident if one watched any college football Saturday. [ MORE: Catch up on all of the Week 9 Big Ten football action ] Pretty much anywhere you looked, the signs were visible. Camera men? Check! Fans? Check! Mascots? Check! Big Ten players, post-game? Check! As mentioned above, the costumes were all over. See some of our favorite Big Ten Halloween costumes below: The mascots, of course, got in on the fun: