Joe Cox is a standout freshman forward for Michigan State’s men’s ice hockey team, but if hockey doesn’t work out for Cox, he may have a future in professional wrestling.
Saturday’s Michigan vs. Michigan State men’s basketball game is without question the biggest Big Ten hoops game of the year, up to this point. The Spartans (7-0, 18-1) and Wolverines (6-0, 14-4) are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the Big Ten conference.
The “Free Beiber” trend is sweeping the nation and some Penn State basketball fans decided to partake in the madness during Thursday night’s Penn State-Nebraska men’s basketball game.
Illinois and Ohio State had their share of misses from the field Thursday night. After all, the Illini shot 41 percent and the Buckeyes came in at 42 percent in the 62-55 Ohio State win. But there was one miss that neither team – nor anyone watching – will forget. That, of course, would be Lenzelle Smith Jr.’s 3-pointer in the second half that got stuck on top of the backboard. The ball remained there until Illinois big man Nnanna Egwu, with the help of a floor mop, jumped up at knocked the ball loose. Watch the scene in this post.
The incredible story of former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand just added another inspiring chapter. LeGrand, who was paralyzed during a 2010 football game against Army, received his college diploma this week. He graduated with a degree in labor studies and is working to make a transition from playing football to the broadcasting booth.
Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will always be remembered as one of the top running backs in Big Ten history. But did you know that George has quite the singing voice as well?
There are certain dunks that simply make you say “wow”, and then there is the type of dunk that Austin Hollins had in the second half of Wednesday night’s win over Wisconsin. Minnesota’s senior guard drove to the basket and exploded for a huge one-handed slam over Wisconsin freshman Nigel Hayes. Even better, Hollins was fouled on the slam. Watch it in this post.
Here’s a safe assumption: Caris LeVert wouldn’t have been able to pull off the kind of highlight he did in Wednesday night’s win over No. 10 Iowa. The steal part, sure, he could have done. As for the driving to the hoop and jumping off his wrong foot and throwing down a powerful left-handed poke, we’re not so sure. Watch the highlight in this post.
Purdue had plenty of support on the road Tuesday in Evanston, and it wasn’t just from Boilermaker fans. That’s because members of The Wildside, Northwestern’s student section, wrote “Stand With Purdue” on their chests to show support for the visitors (see photo below), who had a fatal shooting at their school earlier in the day. The Wildcats also held a moment of silence prior to the tip. Talk about classy!
We don’t think this is quite what Michael Jordan had in mind when he popularized sticking out his tongue on the basketball court. Either way, how great is this shot of Nebraska’s Shavon Shields and Ohio State’s Aaron Craft? Classic, right?
Nebraska entered Monday night’s contest vs. Ohio State winless in the Big Ten (0-4) and o-fer vs. the Buckeyes (0-6) since joining the Big Ten. So, one knew if the Huskers pulled off the upset of the 17th-ranked team, a court storming could be in store. The Huskers carded the upset, 68-62, and the fans did the expected. Watch the Nebraska fans celebrate Monday night’s win in this post.
We’ve heard new Penn State football coach James Franklin address the media several times. The former Vanderbilt coach gets it and understands how to make an impression. But, what has had to say to his inherited players, and how have they received it? We now know the answer to those questions, thanks to the team’s behind-the-scenes video.
No one will deny the fact that former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady lives a pretty awesome life. He has three Super Bowl rings, nine Pro Bowl appearances, two NFL MVP awards, an unfathomable amount of money, and yes, a supermodel wife.
Sometimes, you’re so impressed by what you’ve seen that a slow clap is required. That was the case for Iowa legend Roy Marble after watching his son, Devyn Marble, start the second half on fire Sunday afternoon. Devyn, who was held to one point in the first half, erupted for nine points in the first 2:09 (And-1 & back-to-back treys), an effort that brought Roy to his feet and had him slow clapping. Watch the moment in this post.
John Groce let us know how displeased he was with his team’s play following Wednesday night’s 66-58 loss to Purdue in Champaign. That anger came to a head on Saturday as Groce lost his cool late in the second half of Illinois’ 78-62 loss to Michigan State.
Nik Stauskas has hit a lot of big shots in his year-plus at Michigan. That said, he hasn’t hit many bigger than the clutch 3-pointer he nailed in the final minute Saturday at No. 3 Wisconsin. Up one point and with just under a minute left, Stauskas went between the legs and drained a trey to help Michigan tally its first win in Madison since 1999. Watch the pretty shot in this post.
The Big Ten is home to some fantastic halftime entertainment. There’s Quick Change, there’s the Firecrackers, and there’s the “aerobatics” that went on Saturday night at the Kohl Center. We’re willing to guess you haven’t seen anything like it. Check it out in this post.
It was freezing cold outside in Minneapolis on Thursday night, but tempers got red hot inside the Barn during the second half of Minnesota’s upset of No. 11 Ohio State.
No one will argue that Nebraska has been an outstanding addition to the Big Ten conference since joining back in 2011. But don’t think for a second that Huskers players have completely dismissed some of their old Big 12 rivalries.
After kicking off the Big Ten season with impressive wins over Indiana and Penn State, Illinois has now lost three straight, including Wednesday night’s 66-58 loss to Purdue in Champaign. Illinois coach John Groce addressed the media following the game and had some strong words, making it very clear how unhappy he was with his team’s performance.
No one is going to argue the fact that NBA fans have had a small sampling size of Greg Oden. However, Ohio State fans have plenty of great memories of the 7-footer who led the Buckeyes to the 2007 National Championship Game on his way to being named a first-team All-American.
It’s not rare to see teams slap the floor as a group as they set up on defense vs. Duke. It’s a Duke thing, after all, and teams aren’t shy about mocking the tradition when they play the Blue Devils. Who says you can’t also do it vs. former Duke products? New Northwestern coach Chris Collins played for Duke and also spent 13 seasons there as an assistant, so perhaps that’s why the Spartans all slapped the floor early in Wednesday’s game.
It’s going to be cold for Friday night’s Hockey City Classic between Ohio State and Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium (9 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go). In fact, according to weather.com, 11 degrees is the high for Minneapolis on Friday. That’s cold. And to help students combat the frigid conditions, the team will hand out one of the better giveaways we’ve seen in some time. See it in this post.
How do fans celebrate their team snapping a 12-game losing streak to a rival and sending said opponent to its first loss of the season? The answer for Indiana fans Tuesday vs. Wisconsin was by storming the court. Kind of. After Indiana held off No. 3 Wisconsin, which entered the game 16-0, the fans didn’t seem to know what to do. The result was a half-hearted court storming.
Glenn Robinson III in the open floor is a wonderful thing to watch. It’s even better when he’s in the open floor and one of his Michigan teammates lobs an alley-oop his way. That was the case in Tuesday night’s 80-67 win vs. Penn State, and Robinson III didn’t disappoint at all on the transition alley-oop. Watch the highlight and another one of his dunks in this post.