Just about a year ago, Brady Hoke made headlines by saying Notre Dame was “chickening out of” its football rivalry with Michigan. Hoke made the comment last offseason while speaking to a group of Michigan alumni in Grand Rapids, Mich. Why are we bringing it up again, you ask?
During the National Anthem prior to No. 15 Iowa’s game vs. No. 16 Wisconsin on Saturday, the fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena performed their inaugural card stunt. It all started with the fans forming an American flag and ended with them revealing “Hawks” on one side of the gym and “Rising” on the other. Hawks Rising is the team’s slogan this season. Watch the video in this post.
On Thursday night Michigan State found their shooting touch against Purdue as the Spartans jumped out to 49-38 first-half lead by hitting 13 of their 19 three-point attempts. But they didn’t stop there. The Spartans finished with 17 to set a new Michigan State record for three-pointers in one game.
Ever see 10 consecutive free throws in a game? You have if you saw Ohio State’s 76-60 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night. A scuffle with 5:24 left in the second half led to the ejections of Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina and Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross, and after an extended delay to sort out all of the penalties, the Buckeyes shot four free throws and the Wildcats six. Watch it in the video above.
Any time Minnesota plays, there’s a pretty good chance Austin Hollins will throw down an impressive dunk. Hollins added to his long highlight reel in the first half of Wednesday night’s game vs. Illinois. Watch Hollins soar for his latest trademark right-handed powerful flush in this post.
Don’t think that actor Bill Murray has forgotten about Illinois’ 2005 national championship loss to North Carolina, because he hasn’t. Murray followed the 2005 Illini from the Chicago Regional to the national title game. He even gave the team a pep talk before a game.
The Iowa basketball team sent out a release Wednesday morning asking fans who are attending Saturday’s game vs. Wisconsin to wear gold and be in their seats by 10:45 a.m. CT, 15 minutes before tip. The reason: Iowa will instruct fans on how to do Carver-Hawkeye Arena’s inaugural card stunt.
Turns out, the Minnesota fans in the YouTube video below are siblings. So, when the Kiss Cam feature came on at a recent Minnesota hockey game, the brother was ready with a homemade sign in the event he and his sister were put on the big board. They were, and the brother revealed the sign.
If Big Ten co-leader Michigan State wasn’t enough to get Purdue fans to Mackey Arena on Thursday night, the giveaway sure will be. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Glenn Robinson bobblehead. Best of all: Robinson, who will be honored at the game, has signed 13 of the bobbleheads.
Are you a fan of really good photography? Well, have we got something for you. Actually, @HuskersWGym is the one responsible for drawing our attention to a fantastic photo from Friday’s meet vs. Michigan. Check out the photo in this post.
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In case you’re so focused on basketball and missed the news, college football is considering a new rule to slow down offenses. Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, now starting his second year at Arkansas, is one of the proponents of the new rule. To have some fun with Bielema, our friends at LostLettermen.com came up with a hilarious list of 10 other rules Bielema would like implemented.
Bo Pelini’s popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini) took to social media today in honor of Valentine’s Day. The much-talked-about Twitter account kicked off the day with an apologetic tweet to Husker fans.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Big Ten fans! To celebrate the holiday, we’ve compiled some of the best Big Ten names that make us think of Valentine’s Day. See the full gallery in this post. Did we forget a name? Leave it as a comment at the bottom of the post.
It was just this past week that NBA superstar LeBron James put on his semi-annual dunk contest, which was caught on film by fellow members of the Miami Heat. One of James’ signature dunks consisted of him throwing the ball off the wall, catching it and throwing down a huge reverse slam.
Penn State guard Tim Frazier had his “senior moment” on Wednesday night, and it will be talked about for some time in State College. Frazier took an inbounds pass, went to his left, and hit a driving layup with 6.1 seconds left to give the Nittany Lions a memorable 66-65 comeback victory over Indiana.
When thinking about the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season, Indiana’s Will Sheehey isn’t a name that many have put on top of that list. After the dunk Sheehey had over Penn State’s Jordan Dickerson in the first half of Wednesday’s game vs. Penn State, it may be time to reconsider.
There are replicas of Michigan Stadium, and then there is the incredible replica that was shared on Twitter today. You have to see this thing to believe it. It even has lights! Like, real lights.
The 2014 NBA dunk contest is Saturday night. To help get you ready for all of the highlight slams, we decided to spotlight some of our favorite 2013-14 Big Ten dunks. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
According to a recent NCAA study, Michigan led the nation in average football attendance (111,592) for the 16th consecutive season. Ohio State averaged 104,933 and joined Michigan and Alabama as the only three teams to surpass 100,00 fans per 2013 home date.
For Ohio State, when it plays rival Michigan, the letter “M” doesn’t exist. So, it should come as no surprise that in the program for Tuesday night’s Michigan at Ohio State game the letter “M” was ignored. Not only that, it referred to Michigan as “The School Up North.” Check out a photo of it in this post.
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Anybody who knows J.J. Watt is well aware that the ex-Wisconsin star defensive end is an incredible athlete. He can even skate and play some hockey, as he showed in a recent YouTube video. Check out Watt’s hockey skills in this post.
Lisa Bluder became Iowa’s all-time wins leader in the Hawkeyes’ 90-84 victory over Northwestern on Monday night.
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Illinois entered Sunday’s game at Penn State riding an eight-game losing streak. The Illini’s struggles nor the long trek to State College, Pa., could keep 120 members of the Orange Krush from making the trip – and, most importantly, continuing its annual prank at a visiting arena. As it it has in previous years, the Orange Krush arrived to the game in the home team’s colors (blue and white), only to later reveal their true colors.
If we’ve learned one thing from Traevon Jackson during his Wisconsin career, it’s that he isn’t afraid to take – and make – the big shot. The junior, who has a handful of late game-tying or game-winning shots to his name, added another game-winner in Sunday’s 60-58 victory over No. 8 Michigan State. This time, following an Adreian Payne game-tying triple, Jackson answered with a jumper to avoid overtime and a possible fourth straight home loss.