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.
Rutgers’ Janarion Grant returned an opening kick for a touchdown, all right. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Problem is, the return was on the opening kick of the second half. If you missed it, in an Autoland of Springfield, New Jersey, promotion, 100 random Scarlet Knights students were eligible to win $1,000 apiece, a total of $100,000, if the team returned the season’s first kick for a touchdown. Grant provided the fireworks one half too late, as far as Rutgers students are concerned, however the 80-yard return for a score on a
Delicious food, killer whiskey, suspect karaoke. #tipsforjesus #tatertots #goblue #hotelcalifornia A post shared by tipsforjesus (@tipsforjesus) on Sep 4, 2015 at 5:42pm PDT A season-opening road loss isn’t going to get Michigan football fans down. Not this year, not with former Michigan quarterback and successful coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines. This was no more evident than through the extremely generous tip a group of Michigan fans left a server following Thursday night’s 24-17 loss at Utah. The fans left their server, Bre Snow, at the Bourbon House a $3,000 tip on a $505 bill, which amounts to roughly a
While Thursday night’s game against Utah didn’t result in a victory for the Wolverines, one thing became obvious fairly quickly… Michigan has an outstanding go-to pass catcher in Jake Butt. Butt hauled in a career-high eight catches for 93 yards in Michigan’s 24-17 loss to Utah on Thursday night. But, it was one catch in particular that stole the show in this game. With Michigan trailing 17-3 late in the third quarter, Jake Rudock fired a strike to Butt, who went up and made a leaping touchdown catch over two Utah defenders. Check out the outstanding catch in the video
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been the talk of the college football world this offseason. Ohio State players took notice. That includes running back Ezekiel Elliott. After Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock threw his third interception during the Wolverines’ matchup against Utah on Thursday night, Elliott send out a tweet that simply read “Shhhhhhh.” Check out the tweet on top of this post. The tweet immediately caught fire, receiving more than 600 retweets within 20 minutes of being posted. Enjoy, Buckeye fans!