Michigan State junior Branden Dawson is a high-flyer. We’ve known it for a few seasons, but a knee injury late in his freshman campaign has limited his opportunities to show off his athleticism. In Tuesday night’s win over North Florida, Dawson was at his best. And it all started right out of the gate, too. Like, on the opening tip. Watch Dawson’s two ridiculous dunks in this post.
Sam Thompson did it again. Twice! The Buckeyes’ talented junior forward has put together quite the impressive highlight reel on eye-popping alley-oops this season. Yet somehow, opponents have yet to figure it out. Check out Thompson’s two inbound alley-oops in Saturday night’s 79-62 win over North Dakota State in this post.
If you’re someone who seeks out the funniest athletes to follow on social media, look no further than Michigan State’s Mike Sadler. The Spartans’ junior punter takes the term of being an All-Star on and off the field to a whole new level, especially when it comes to his clever and humorous tweets.
Patrick Chambers has wanted to bring basketball back to Rec Hall, and it’s happening Saturday. The Nittany Lions, for the first time since January 1996, are playing a game in the historic venue. Watch the game vs. Princeton live on BTN/BTN2Go. Check out our quick preview clip that aired prior to tip today in this post.
How excited are Michigan State fans for the 100th annual Rose Bowl? If this video is any indication, the answer is VERY excited.
Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson threw down a dunk that will be the talk of the town in Madison, Wis., this week. The Badgers’ junior point guard drove to the hoop and exploded for a thunderous left-handed dunk, posterizing the Milwaukee defender.
To celebrate 2013, YouTube released a “YouTube Rewind” video today, highlighting the most popular moments of the year. The video is filled with references to the top videos and memes of the year, but there is a special cameo that should catch the eye of all college football fans.
What does a Hall of Fame coach do when his team has a week off from game action? How about going to see your son’s team play?
It was a special day Sunday for Michigan State wrestler Mike McClure. Not only did the heavyweight record a major decision over Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery, he did it in front of all of his siblings. That’s four brothers and one sister. And mom was there, too, wearing a “Fear the Mullet” t-shirt. Watch the moment in this video.
Michigan State is headed to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1988 game. And following Saturday’s 34-24 victory over perfect No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the Spartans celebrated like a team that snapped a long drought. Watch a few behind-the-scenes videos of Michigan State celebrating its big win in this post.
The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game was Saturday night, so Big Ten fans may have missed parts of a busy day on the men’s hardwood. Catch up on all the day’s action here. There was no shortage of highlight-reel dunks from the nine-game slate, and we’ve clipped our favorite ones in this post.
Say, does Rodney Williams still suit up for Minnesota? Nope. Austin Hollins was the high-flyer who soared for the Williams-esque one-handed alley-oop vs. New Orleans on Saturday. Boy, can he fly. Hollins has shown his ups all year, but he hasn’t had a better finish than this jam. Watch it in this post.
Here’s a random, but accurate, statement: Sam Thompson is the Big Ten’s elite weapon on inbound passes under his own basket. The Ohio State junior boasts a thick scrapbook of flying in for jaw-dropping alley-oops on said plays. Somehow, opponents haven’t accounted for it. Watch Thompson’s latest inbound alley-oop in this post.
If opponents aren’t careful, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker has shown he’s more than willing to put them on a poster. The sophomore sensation showcased his leaping ability and power on an impressive two-handed slam in the first half of Saturday’s 70-64 win over Marquette at the Kohl Center. Watch Dekker delight the Badger faithful in this post.
Some bets are meant to be fun, unless of course you come out on the wrong side of the bet. Former MSU basketball standout Draymond Green, who is currently a member of the Golden State Warriors, placed a bet with teammate Harrison Barnes on last night’s Michigan State vs. North Carolina game. Of course, Barnes stared at UNC and is now a teammate of Green in Golden State.
Sam Thompson wasn’t shy about showing off his leaping ability Wednesday night in Ohio State’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge game vs. Maryland. The junior forward, in true Sam Thompson form, soared for four impressive alley-oops. Yes, in one game. Watch all four of Thompson’s highlight-reel dunks in this post.
SEC fans are pretty serious about their football. Auburn fans are right up there at the top, and the most recent proof is in a creative logo that is being passed around the Auburn campus this week. See the Big Ten-centric logo in this post.
Before the NCAA banned on-court stickers, Tom Izzo and several of his fellow coaches made it known they weren’t fans of them. It’s not because the stickers resulted in an eye-sore, but because they were a slipping hazard and caused injury.
There’s a good chance Minnesota’s Maverick Ahanmisi will be visiting the dentist sometime Wednesday. The veteran guard took a scary fall in Tuesday night’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge win over Florida State at Williams Arena. The worst part of the tumble, Ahanmisi broke his fall with his mouth. The result: a chipped right front tooth. Watch it happen in this post.
Ohio State’s Marcus Hall took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to apologize for his actions in Saturday’s scuffle at Michigan. Hall was ejected for his role in the second-quarter mixup – along with teammate Dontre Wilson and a Michigan player. On his way to the tunnel, Hall threw his helmet to the ground, kicked the bench and made an obscene gesture to the crowd. Read his apology in this post.
The new targeting rule hasn’t affected the Big Ten as much as many feared entering the season. In fact, on the final Saturday of the regular season, the conference saw just its fifth ejection. This time, it was Purdue’s Landon Feichter who was flagged for the penalty and automatically ejected at Indiana. Watch the hit in this post.
It’s time for all of the Big Ten to take notice of Steve Hull. The Illinois senior wide receiver, a converted safety, can’t be stopped. Entering Saturday’s game vs. Northwestern having averaged 166 yards receiving the last three contests, Hull hauled in one of the more ridiculous touchdown grabs we’ve seen this season. What did he do? Find out in this post.
Michigan-Ohio State is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports, so it’s not uncommon for tempers to flare a little bit when the two teams meet. That’s just what happened early in the second quarter following a short Ohio State kickoff return. The two sides mixed it up after returner Dontre Wilson was brought down near the 15-yard line, and, in the end, three players were ejected.
Saturday was Braxton Miller’s 21st birthday. To no surprise, Ohio State football fans wanted to send their star quarterback birthday wishes. The number of messages inevitably increased following Miller’s memorable performance in Ohio State’s narrow 42-41 win at Michigan. See what Miller’s phone looked like after the game.
Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford is as hot as any Big Ten back, and he continued his torrid play on the Spartans’ opening drive Saturday vs. Minnesota. The junior running back ripped off a 15-yard scoring run to put Michigan State up 7-0. At the end of the run, after crossing the pilon, Langford’s momentum caused him to run into and over a Minnesota cheerleader. Watch the run and the collision in this post.