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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

Jeffrey Koterba

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

Huskers.com

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

Nebraska Offensive Linemen

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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Photo: Victor Oladipo on SI regional cover

Sports Illustrated

For this year’s NCAA tourney preview edition, Sports Illustrated is producing four regional covers. One of the covers features a Big Ten star. It’s Indiana junior Victor Oladipo. See the cover in this post.

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Did You See This? Jackson family tourney moment

Traevon Jackson

A Jackson Family Moment

There was a special a moment following No. 4 seed Wisconsin’s victory over No. 1 Indiana in the Big Ten tourney semifinals Saturday afternoon, and it involved a father and a son. Here’s a hint: The father is a BTN analyst. Yeah, Jim Jackson and his son, Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson, shared a genuine moment before the son joined the BTN crew on set to talk about the win.

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Video: Keith Appling posterizes Melsahn Basabe

Keith Appling

Keith Appling Hammers In A Dunk

Michigan State’s Keith Appling must be sick of hearing about how great teammates Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne are at dunking, because the point guard threw down his second ridiculous jam in as many games Friday night. Last week, it was this powerful beauty. Appling’s latest dunk may have been even better, as he drove the lane, again, and, this time, posertized Iowa’s Melsahn Basbabe. Watch the dunk here and see Twitter reaction to it in this post.

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Did You See This? Oladipo goes for late 360 slam

Victor Oladipo

Oladipo Breaks Away for the 360 Throwdown

Victor Oladipo was having a pedestrian day, all things considered, before he loudly announced his presence with a fastbreak 360 slam in the waning moments of Indiana’s win over Illinois in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals Friday afternoon. Despite finishing the game with a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds), the junior star struggled early and wasn’t much of a factor until the second half. And then, came the dunk. Watch it here and see some of the Twitter reaction to it in this post.

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Video: Sam Thompson returns home, puts on dunk show

Sam Thompson

Slam Thompson's Alley-Oop On Nebraska

You didn’t think Sam Thompson would return home to Chicago and not put on a show in the Big Ten tourney at the United Center, did you? That’s just silly. The Ohio State sophomore gave fans what they expected with a quartet of dunks, a soaring alley-oop being the best of all. Thompson got so high on the alley-oop, he almost goal-tended the pass that looked more like a shot. Watch the alley-oop now and find Thompson’s other dunks in this post.

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Did You See This? Eric May soars for highlight dunk

Eric May

Eric May Throws Down A One-Handed Slammer

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Eric May is no stranger to highlight-reel dunks. May has this dunk currently in our Big Ten Dunk of the Year tournament, plus several other impressive ones throughout his career. In Thursday’s Big Ten tourney game against Northwestern, May took flight again – for what was arguably his best dunk. This time, he went coast-to-coast and took off from the “B1G” logo in the key for a powerful one-hander. Watch the ridiculous slam here and see Twitter reaction in this post.

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Did You See This? Mbakwe dunks, Paul responds

Illinois vs Minnesota

Mbawke Goes "Big Fella!" and Paul Answers

Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe threw down an incredible dunk in the second half of the opening game of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament against Illinois  then Illinois’ Brandon Paul responded with a nice move at the other end of the court. Watch it here, and follow all of our Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament action now.

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