The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
It’s that time of year when fun-filled college football lists flow through your Twitter timeline like running water. Tuesday, Sports Illustrated finalist its list of the Top 100 Players in College Football. A total of 16 Big Ten players were included on the list, highlighted by Michigan CB/LB Jabrill Peppers at No. 5 and Iowa’s DB Desmond King at No. 7 overall. Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis (14) and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett round out the list of Big Ten players in the Top 20. Who get’s your vote for the top Big Ten player this year? Tweet me
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Tim Duncan played 19 seasons, won five NBA titles, and never missed the postseason. The all-time NBA great officially called it a career Monday. See how former Big Ten stars reacted to the news inside.
It’s the middle of the summer, and college football camps are still a few weeks away. That doesn’t mean there’s no excitement on the gridiron, though. Several Big Ten specialists are keeping us entertained with creative trick shot videos that, to the surprise of no one, have gone viral. Specialists are a special breed, aren’t they? One thing’s for sure: These guys will help carry on the tradition of delighting fans on Twitter that Michigan State punter Mike Sadler (@Sadler_3) and Minnesota punter Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) helped start. Watch some of the latest ones below. Rolling the leg over at
When talking about the best football players in Big Ten history, it is near impossible to choose just one player worthy of the title, “the best.” [ MORE: Can a Big Ten West team win the conference title in 2016? ] So, what’s the right way to break down this argument? You could do it by position, but even that could be extremely difficult. Making a list of the top Big Ten players to wear every number would be great, but is that even possible? The answer is yes. I went through every jersey number, 1-99, and created a list
Don't know Miles Bridges' name yet, Big Ten fans? Get familiar with it, because the Michigan State freshman will be one of the nation's top newcomers in the 2016-17 season.
It's the circle of life… #summer16 pic.twitter.com/6LPupLizZd — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) June 29, 2016 Jim Harbaugh is a The Lion King fan. We know this thanks to a soundbite from a press conference last fall. [ MORE: Watch Chris Ash go 1-on-1 with DE at team meeting ] Several of Harbaugh’s players seem to be fans of the Disney classic, too. John O’Korn, the Houston transfer who is battling to replace Jake Rudock as the starting quarterback, tweeted (entertaining) proof of it Wednesday. Watch O’Korn and other Michigan players reenact the movie’s iconic “Circle of Life” scene in the tweet
New Rutgers football coach Chris Ash, a former defensive assistant at Wisconsin and Ohio State, among other places, played DE Quanzell Lambert in a quick game of 1-on-1 during a recent team meeting.
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women’s game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012. Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most. “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest