Just last week, people were talking about Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge’s amazing touchdown grab as the “catch of the year.” [ MORE: Watch De’Veon Smith run for wild touchdown ] Another week, another honoree. The latest entrant also came in the state of Michigan, this time via Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who hauled in a one-handed grab that reminded some of Odell Beckham Jr.’s circus catch last season. Watch the ridiculous one-handed catch in the tweet above. What a week for Darboh, huh? Earlier this week, the Sierra Leone native became a United States citizen. Congratulations, Amara!
Derek Jeter is a Michigan fan, and the football program honored the former Wolverines’ baseball signee Saturday morning. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh presented the former Kalamazoo Central High star and future MLB Hall of Famer with a personalized No. 2 Wolverines jersey. Based on the picture above, Jeter absolutely loved receiving the iconic jersey, this one, unlike his old Yankees one, with his surname on it. See more pictures of Jeter at Michigan Stadium below:
Ohio State fans will never forget the beautiful story of Jacob Jarvis, who is a huge Buckeye football fan and followed the team on their memorable national championship run last season. Jarvis has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, which primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. On Saturday, coaches from Ohio State and Western Michigan will be wearing patches to honor the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Last year, “BTN Journey: Big Ten Football 2014″ spotlighted the friendship between Jarvis and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Watch our Journey preview clip
Former Michigan basketball player and current Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas is a man of many talents. The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year can play basketball, obviously, but he also can do the weather in a pinch. Stuaskas got the opportunity to stand in front of the green screen while visiting Breakfast Television Vancouver on Wednesday morning. And, all things considered, he did pretty well. The best part? This moment was tough to top: “Fort, uh, what is that?” Stauskas asked, while delivering the current temperatures, listed in Celsius, about Ft. McMurray. “I’ve never heard of that before.” Stauskas
If we’ve learned anything about James Franklin as a coach in his year-plus at Penn State, it’s that he is intense, on and off the field. [ MORE: Week 3 scoreboard | Best of Week 3 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Big Ten Mailbag | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Week 3 picks revisited | See what Tom Dienhart learned | Week 3 award winners | New Week 3 uniform designs ] Franklin’s intensity was on full display in Penn State’s 28-3 Big Ten-opening victory
Rutgers interim coach Norries Wilson is new to the whole postgame press conference thing, and he made it clear late Saturday night. [ MORE: Week 3 scoreboard | Best of Week 3 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Week 3 picks revisited | See what Tom Dienhart learned | Week 3 award winners | New Week 3 uniform designs ] “OK, how do they do it here?” Wilson asked as he took his seat in front of the media following a 28-3 loss at
Walk-off wins are just about as exciting as it gets in sports. The rarer the play, the more exciting the finish, of course. Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn proved that Saturday night, drilling a 57-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Hawkeyes to a 27-24 win over Pitt.
Cardale Jones has started Ohio State’s last six games, dating back to last season’s postseason. [ MORE: Get Week 3 Big Ten scores, stats & AP recaps ] The victor of the most-talked-about quarterback battle, perhaps, ever isn’t very impressed with his recent performances. Jones starred in the season opener at Virginia Tech, his first true road game, but he has been rather pedestrian the last two weeks vs. Hawaii and Northern Illinois, so much so that backup and 2014 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year J.T. Barrett has spelled him. Saturday’s 20-13 win vs. NIU was rock bottom. Jones
Here’s a safe prediction: Brett Greenwood had more than several college football fans reaching for a tissue Saturday night. [ MORE: Here’s the link to watch Pittsburgh at Iowa on BTN2Go ] The former Iowa defensive back and Week 3 honorary captain led the Hawkeyes onto the field and joined the Iowa captains for the coin toss. Greenwood, who led the Big Ten in interceptions (5) as a senior in 2010, collapsed during a workout in 2011 and was in a coma as a result of suffering an anoxic brain injury caused by heart arrhythmia. To no surprise, Iowa fans
Michigan State’s Aaron Burbridge arrived at Michigan State in 2012 with extremely high expectations. Now, in his senior season, Burbridge is starting to live up to those expectations, in a big way. [ MORE: Track scores and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Burbridge had eight catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 35-21 win vs. Air Force, including one of the most impressive receptions you will see. Leading 14-7 early on in the second quarter, Burbridge made an incredible diving catch in the end zone. The grab was originally ruled incomplete, but after future review, officials