The Michigan State men’s basketball team returned home from its Italy trip on Wednesday, and it was greeted by a newly remodeled Pentecost Practice Facility. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The facility features several new designs, including an updated Final Four wall that recognizes all nine of the program’s Final Fours and its 1979 and 2000 national championships. There’s also a pair of courtside murals, which highlight some of the greatest personalities and moments in the program’s rich history. Among those personalities is Draymond Green, one of the biggest personalities in Michigan
There are plenty of great, touching stories throughout the college football world… And then there is this story. [ MORE: Pick Week 1 winners | Power Rankings | See new 2015 uniforms ] Former Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer, who played for the Wolverines from 2008-2012, recently opened up about a special letter his family received after his brother, Brock, was able to walk again after being paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 2007. The letter came from former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who knew Mealer after recruiting him out of high school. It was
It was a fun day in the BTN.com department Tuesday morning. Two days before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the 2015 season, we held our annual Big Ten fantasy draft.
The 2015 college football season kicks off Thursday night, so it’s time to get Russ Lande’s super-early top Big Ten NFL draft prospects. [ MORE: Pick Week 1 winners | Power Rankings | Best of Week 1 | Week 1 previews ] Lande shared his highly anticipated preseason list on Tuesday morning’s “BTN Football & Beyond.” To no surprise, Ohio State all-world defensive end Joey Bosa tops the list. Heck, Bosa comes in at No. 1 on his top prospects overall. It’s easy to see why so many experts predict Ohio State to defend its national title after one look
Few things are more sacred to the Nebraska football program and it fans than the Blackshirts. [ MORE: Get our Big Ten West Division preview ] That was evident in several of the Huskers’ reactions to receiving their iconic Blackshirts in the team locker room Monday. Watch it all in the video above. The player at the end of the video showing all of the emotion, that’s former walk-on and current captain Jack Gangwish. The Blackshirts nickname dates back to the Bob Devaney era and describes the black jersey the defense wears during practice. Read more about the Blackshirts tradition
What a week! The Red Land Little League World Series team won the U.S. title and visited the Penn State football team and Beaver Stadium. See what happened during its visit to practice inside.
We all scream for ice cream, the saying goes. The Rutgers football team dances for ice cream, too. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The Scarlet Knights held a dance-off at the end of a recent practice, with the winning team earning the right to eat ice cream first. It was a heated competition – even though everyone was guaranteed to get ice cream. The star of the dance-off? That had to be when redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kevin Wilkins and his 6-foot-3, 295-pound body were called to the inside of the circle.
The Virginia Tech football team will wear a helmet decal to honor Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ7 employees killed in last week’s on-air shootings, vs. No. 1 Ohio State on Labor Day. The decal features maroon and turquoise ribbons, with Ward’s initials “AW” and Parker’s initials “AP” under each, respectively, placed on each side of a number 7, which represents the station’s channel. The maroon ribbon is for Adam, a Virginia Tech graduate and Hokies fan, and the turquoise signifies Alison’s favorite color. “It’s extremely important that the families and loved ones of Allison Parker, Adam Ward,
Janarion Grant draws a lot of attention on every Rutgers kickoff return. Chances are, there will be even more eyes on the Scarlet Knights’ electric return man – and the entire return team – in the season opener Sept. 5 vs. Norfolk State. That’s because Autoland of Springfield, New Jersey, will hand out a total of $100,000 to 100 students if the team returns its first kickoff for a touchdown. According to a ScarletKnights.com release, every Rutgers student who sits in the student section will be entered in the contest to win $1,000 (click here for complete rules, and here
There are so many reasons to be excited about the Maryland men's basketball team in 2015-16. A redesigned court at the XFINITY Center is the latest example.