Illinois offensive lineman Pat Flavin is used to protecting the passer, not being the passer. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Never was that more evident than following Illinois practice Thursday at Camp Rantoul. The Illini broke out a dunk tank, and for Flavin’s toss he decided to play some quarterback. He barked out a strong cadence, accepted the snap, took a three-stop drop, checked his receivers and let it rip. The toss was off target, however it still managed to dunk the person in the tank. Based on the laughs at the
Victor Oladipo sure seems to be enjoying his time working out with the United State’s Basketball Men’s National Team in Las Vegas. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Earlier this week, the former Indiana star and current Orlando guard hit this shot in practice. In an intrasquad scrimmage Thursday night, Oladipo showed off the athleticism that helped make him an All-America in 2013. From the top of the key, the former Hoosier crossed over Michael Carter-Williams, drove the lane and threw down a one-handed posterizing dunk. As good as the ankle-breaking crossover and
Just last month, the University of Michigan announced that it had reached an agreement in principle with Nike to become the Wolverines’ official athletic footwear, apparel and equipment provider to 2027, with an option to extend the deal to 2031. Thursday, in the video above, Michael Jordan welcomed Michigan football to the Jordan Brand, making the Wolverines the first college football team outfitted by the Nike brand. “I want to welcome my first football team to the Jordan family,” Jordan said in the @Jumpman23 video. “Go Blue.” Michigan’s basketball programs will also be outfitted by “Jumpman” Jordan Brand gear. According
Want to pump up a football team? Call the the marching band and have several members enter a team meeting while playing their instruments. That should do the trick.
Some of the world’s greatest basketball players are in Las Vegas for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] One of those players is former Indiana star Victor Oladipo, who just finished his second NBA season with the Orlando Magic. On Tuesday, Oladipo, always one with the flair for the dramatic, hit a backward shot from the opposite side of the floor. It was all net, too. Can’t say we’re really surprised. We saw Oladipo provide no shortage of crazy highlights during his Indiana days, although most
My BTN.com colleague Brent Yarina is at the top of the list when it comes to reporting on updated Big Ten uniform designs. While Brent handles the uniform designs, I have taken it upon myself to be our “shoe guy,” a role I am more than happy to have. Last month, I came up with an ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team. Now, it looks like we have some more news regarding Big Ten shoes. Champs Sports, via Nike, posted a photo today of the new “Week Zero” college football shoe designs, which will hit the market tomorrow.
How did Tim Beckman and Illinois kick off fall camp Monday? [ MORE: Get our team’s tweets from Illinois practice ] With a dance-off, of course. A pretty good dance-off, to boot. Senior offensive lineman Chris Boles started things off with some nice moves, but it was senior defensive lineman Jihad Ward’s answer that really stole the show. With the help of some of his defensive friends, Ward flashed some basketball moves, including a killer Eurostep, before going up for a lefty finger-roll in Boles’ face. Count this as another reason why we’re glad football is back.
Don't think rival Michigan is on Ohio State's mind when it hits the practice field? Think again. The Michigan-themed blocking sled inside is pretty good proof.
If it wasn't official before, it's officially official now. Braxton Miller, the star quarterback-turned-wide receiver who elected to return to Ohio State for his final season, arrived at camp Sunday.
Anthony Zettel is one of the Big Ten’s elite players and athletes. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] The Penn State defensive tackle also likes to have fun, and do so on camera. Earlier this summer, Zettel tackled a tree, which drew more than its share of attention. Sunday night, he was back at it, this time roundhouse-kicking a water bottle out of a teammate’s raised hand in the Penn State locker room. Zettel kicked the bottle so hard that it nearly took out a teammate. Luckily, the teammate, believed to be Saquan