There was a lot of talk about Nebraska's late 3rd-and-7 play call in Saturday's loss at Illinois. The play, a designed quarterback bootleg, saw Armstrong roll out and toss an incomplete pass, leaving valuable time on the clock for Illinois' game-winning touchdown drive.
Northwestern likes to dance. And dance some more. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Top performers | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] Why not, right? The 16th-ranked Wildcats shut out Minnesota, 27-0, Saturday afternoon to move to 5-0, matching their win total from each of the previous two seasons. After each win, thanks to @NUFBFamily, we get to see this beautiful and never-gets-old dance. That’s tough to top, but the
There weren’t many long plays in Michigan’s 28-0 victory over Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Top performers | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] That is, until Jehu Chesson got his hands on the ball late in the third quarter. With 5:18 left in the third quarter, Jake Rudock took the snap and gave it to the wide receiver who was running in
With the Baltimore Ravens playing Thursday night and Michigan at Maryland on Saturday afternoon, many expected John Harbaugh to be on the Wolverines’ sideline at Byrd Stadium. [ MORE: Week 5 scores, stats & AP recaps | Week 5 uniforms ] He was, and Jim Harbaugh’s brother spent the entire game there. In true Harbaugh fashion, he even fielded Maryland’s first punt, which went out of bounds. Really. Check it out here. The Baltimore Ravens head coach said in our sideline interview above that he relished the chance to watch his brother coach in person for the first time. The
It had been rumored for a while, and now it’s officially official. [ MORE: Get all of the latest Big Ten uniform designs, news ] Defending national champion and No. 1 Ohio State will wear an all-black Nike alternate uniform October 17 vs. Big Ten East rival Penn State, Nike and the team announced Saturday morning. This marks the first time Ohio State will wear a black uniform, and, to no surprise, it will come under the lights in primetime. Along with the uniform, Nike is releasing the Ohio State Black Pack, a collection of fan jerseys, footwear, hats, and men’s
Big Ten football is home to a lot more than just the nation’s top two teams. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of non-conference play ] While No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan State, among others, are delighting fans early on this season, the marching bands, per usual, are putting on incredible performances every Saturday. Below, we have collected the Week 4
It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He recently was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon.
It’s going to be tough to top Stephanie White’s first season as a WNBA coach. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The former Purdue star and current Indiana Fever head coach guided her team to the WNBA Eastern Conference crown Tuesday night, becoming the first rookie coach to lead a team to the finals. White’s Fever topped the New York Liberty, 66-51, in the winner-take-all Game 3 to advance to the best-of-7 WNBA Finals vs. the Minnesota Lynx, starting Sunday afternoon. The 1999 Big Ten Player of the Year and leader of the
Sunday was a special day for former Big Ten stars and longtime friends Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes. [ MORE: Watch former Big Ten standouts’ Week 3 @NFL highlights ] Five months after the Kenosha, Wisconsin, natives were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft (Waynes, No. 11; Gordon, No. 15), Gordon’s San Diego Chargers visited Waynes’ Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 NFL action. Following Minnesota’s 31-14 victory, in an expected move, Gordon and Waynes did the popular jersey swap on the field. See the picture of it in the tweet above. As for how the former
J.J. Watt isn’t all that different from other guys his age. [ MORE: Watch ex-Big Ten stars’ Week 3 @NFL highlights ] Turns out, the former Wisconsin star and current all-world NFL defensive end is a “Saved by the Bell” and Kelly Kapowski fan, too. Watt posted a picture to Twitter of him and Mario Lopez, aka “Slater,” following Houston’s 19-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon; the text of the tweet read: “Bayside must have had a BYE week. #WhereIsKellyKapowski” Unlike other fans, Watt received a prompt response from Tiffani Amber-Thiessen. Here it is: @justinjames99 I heard you