The biggest college football game this week features No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Oregon. ESPN’s College GameDay will be in attendance in East Lansing for the game, which gives you an idea of how important this non-conference clash is. While preparing for tomorrow’s big game, it looks like the College GameDay crew came across something unique in the Spartans’ weight room. Check out the tweet at the top of the post, which shows MSU’s motivational board leading up to the Spartans’ matchup with Oregon. Sayings such as “demand high standards” and “great effort requires a great attitude” fill
Former Wisconsin and current Arkansas head football coach Brett Bielema was in the headlines yesterday after he took a shot at Ohio State during the SEC’s weekly teleconference. When asked for his reaction to the SEC having 10 teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll, Bielema responded by saying: “It’s wonderful. I love it. I say that with a smile, as it’s a major statement to the nation. Ohio State has one game on the schedule against a ranked team, we have eight left on the schedule. To get through this conference, it’s unprecedented. Any argument (against the
Bret Bielema is a name that Big Ten fans are certainly familiar with. [ MORE: Polls: Pick Week 2 winners | Power rankings | Bowl projections | Player rankings | Q&A: Wes Lunt | Big Ten Mailbag ] Bielema served as Wisconsin’s head coach from 2006-2012, leading the Badgers to the Big Ten crown in each of his final three seasons, before abruptly taking the Arkansas job after beating Nebraska in the 2012 Big Ten title game. Well, Bielema is back in the Big Ten headlines Wednesday, and it has nothing to do with Wisconsin. Bielema took a shot at
Cardale Jones' NFL prospects received a huge boost when he took the first snap Monday night at Virginia Tech. Just ask a Cleveland Browns fan.
The Illinois football team has been through a lot recently. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Exactly one week before kickoff, head coach Tim Beckman was dismissed as part of an investigation into player mistreatment. One week later, on Friday night, the team sat through an extended weather delay before its season opener was postponed until Saturday afternoon. The Illini handled the run of distractions just fine, cruising to a 52-3 season-opening victory over Kent State. And, after the commanding victory, they celebrated with interim coach Bill Cubit, the former offensive coordinator, honoring
Football fans know its college football season when Mark May is trolling Ohio State. [ MORE: Watch “Scarlet & Gray Days” Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 ] The ESPN analyst and former Pittsburgh offensive lineman is notorious for knocking the Buckeyes – even during last season’s memorable national championship run. You remember this postgame locker room shot after Ohio State downed mighty Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, right? Well, leading up to Ohio State’s season opener Monday night at Virginia Tech, May, in a recent ESPN segment, emphatically picked the Hokies to take down the Buckeyes for
Nebraska entered Saturday afternoon’s game vs. BYU riding a 29-game winning streak in season openers. [ MORE: Get Week 1 scores, stats, recaps and video ] The streak ended there, however, as BYU stunned the Huskers on a Hail Mary to claim a 33-28 victory at Memorial Stadium. With one second remaining, BYU backup quarterback Tanner Magnum heaved a 42-yard pass into the end zone, which landed in the hands of Mitch Mathews. The Hail Mary spoiled the debut of new Nebraska coach Mike Riley. The last time the Huskers lost a season-opener was against Florida State back in 1985.
When it comes to Big Ten celebrity fans, Gabrielle Union is one of the biggest names around. Union is an Omaha native and a huge Huskers football fan. Union is in attendance at today’s Nebraska vs. BYU game, and it looks like she brought her husband, NBA star Dwayne Wade. @HuskerFBNation captured the following images of Union and Wade before today’s game, which can be seen at the top of this post. Union is sporting her Tommie Frazier Huskers jersey at the game, which can be seen in this sideline photo from @NebraskaonScout. You can also spot some Huskers gear
Just imagine if Leonte Carroo played the first half, too. Carroo, the Big Ten’s top returning wide receiver, caught three passes, all touchdowns, for 129 yards in the second half of Rutgers’ 63-13 season-opening win over Norfolk State. Benched for the first half due to a curfew violation, Carroo wasted no time making his presence known, grabbing his first scoring strike with 10:58 remaining in the third quarter; he added two more in the next 7:47 of game time. The three scores also helped him become Rutgers’ all-time receiving touchdowns leader (22). Watch Carroo’s 20th, 21st and 22nd touchdown receptions
The way Maryland's William Likely was returning punts in Saturday afternoon's opener vs. Richmond, it was only a matter of time before he returned one for a score.