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.
It’s the last Friday before the 2015 college football season kicks off, so it’s only normal for one to have his/her attention on something other than work. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Thanks to @GopherSports, Minnesota fans – and maybe all Big Ten fans – have a fun Frogger-inspired game, called “Go Gopher Go!,” to get in the way of work productivity. The goal of the game? To get Goldy past TCU defenders and jump on Goldy’s slide and push-up plank en route to scoring a touchdown. Users have five lives to
If football season is nearing kickoff, it must be time for the latest Madden NFL player ratings. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Released Tuesday, Madden NFL 16’s ranking is Big Ten-heavy at the top, featuring two of the game’s top four players, while another is tied with six players for the No. 5 spot. Former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current Houston megastar J.J. Watt earned one of the game’s three 99 ratings, along with New England TE Rob Gronkowski and Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, to pace the Big Ten. Ex-Iowa offensive
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team love the program’s proud history, and for good reason. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Harbaugh played quarterback for Bo Schembechler at the nation’s winningest program, so the first-year coach is no stranger to taking a page out of the legendary coach’s book. For example, Harbaugh has brought back Schembechler’s more narrow block “M” hat. He’s also all about his former coach’s “The Team, The Team, The Team,” saying. So much so, the personalized Coke cans in a fridge at Michigan read “Team.” And, of course,