Anyone associated with the Michigan men’s basketball team won’t soon forget Thursday’s Big Ten tourney-opening win vs. Illinois. Nearly 24 hours after the team plane was in an accident prior takeoff and just a few hours after finally leaving for Washington D.C., the Wolverines were at the Verizon Center, wearing practice uniforms because the real uniforms are part of the investigation. The Wolverines didn’t look like a team that just experienced a life-altering event, nor did they look like a team that didn’t get to practice or get much time to shoot around the NBA arena, unfamiliar to the players.
Theodore Daul still has about 18 years before he goes to college, but he was already able to boost Boiler pride with a win in Wednesday night’s baby race during the Ohio State-Rutgers game at Verizon Center. Check out this blazing speed inside.
It’s no secret that football players are as athletic as they come. And it’s no secret that Ohio State players are as athletic as they come. The video in the tweet below is your proof. Advice: Watch the full video, because the last two dunks, courtesy of Rashod Berry and Malik Harrison, the eventual champion, are must-see stuff. Hey @espn @ESPNAssignDesk you just let us know when you need us to send you this video for #SCTop10 😎#BallIsLife #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/P1LwSKgHuf — Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 1, 2017
ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich showed off his pipes, singing "Priller," set to Michael Jackson's "Thriller, as he took the telecast to a TV timeout Tuesday night. Watch it here.
It's been an emotional last two weekends for Eron Harris. Last Saturday, the Michigan State senior suffered a scary season-ending knee injury in his home state in a loss at Purdue. Eight days later, on Sunday night, he was celebrating Senior Day at the Breslin Center.
If one hasn't been paying attention, Big Ten men's basketball postgame press conferences have become appointment viewing. The last few days, we've had drama, emotion and humor highlight what can often be boring TV.
We here at BTN always enjoy a good shoe highlight. There's something funny about a player blowing a tire, and seeing how he reacts. Some continue to play like nothing happened. Some pick up the shoe and tie it. And some pick it up and hold it in their hand until the next whistle.
The Big Ten knows how to entertain fans. Between the product on the court and the countless timeout/halftime festivities, a night at a Big Ten arena won't disappoint.
Michigan State couldn't top No. 20 Purdue on Tuesday night, but no one can blame Miles Bridges. The super freshman turned in his best all-around game, registering a career-high 33 points, on 12-of-17, seven rebounds, four blocks and one steal in the 84-73 loss.
The 2015 Wisconsin basketball team is one that Badgers fans never will forget. Maybe some Big Ten fans, too. Not only does it own the second-best season in program annals, advancing to the national final, one year after making the Final Four, one would have a hard time finding a more charismatic group.