Pretty much any preseason college football writeup is going to favor Ohio State. Athlon Sports’ early 2015 All-Big Ten Team is no exception. [ MORE: How many Big Ten stars made Phil Steele’s All-American Team? ] The reigning national champs have 19 players listed on the publication’s four teams, released Thursday, including nine (4 offense; 5 defense) first-teamers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end Joey Bosa highlight the Buckeyes’ selections. Those two deserve to make every Big Ten first team, no matter the outlet. As expected, fellow Big Ten East power Michigan State has the second-most players (11), including
Wondering what Taylor Martinez is up to these days? His football days over, the former Nebraska quarterback has turned his attention to a social media app for people with disabilities and diseases. The app is called “Journey: A Positive Social Network,” and it’s the first IOS app exclusively dedicated to connect real-life heroes battling courageously with mental and physical challenges worldwide. “Journey is going to help change lives one connection at a time,” Martinez said in a press release. “This is more than just an application, it’s a community. It celebrates and honors the heroic journey of every struggling individual.
Urban Meyer knows championships. We know this. You know this. And the Cleveland Cavaliers know this. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] The Cavaliers, seeking their first NBA crown, had the Ohio State football coach and owner of three national titles address the crowd during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Meyer didn’t deliver some motivational speech to the crowd; instead, he was straight and to the point, saying, “One thing to say: O-H!” The fans at Quicken Loans Arena, in response, erupted in an I-O. Seconds later, “Hang on Sloopy,” the
Michigan’s football program had led the nation in average home attendance for 16 straight years heading into the 2014 college football season. [ MORE: Ohio State assistant reacts to Michigan recruiting graphic ] Not anymore. Ohio State, which averaged more than 105,00 fans per game during its 2014 national championship season, holds the torch after leading the nation in home attendance (105,911) last season. The popular Ohio State Twitter handle @BrutusBuckeye, which currently has just under 100,000 followers, sent out multiple tweets on Tuesday letting Michigan fans know who holds the record. The first one, embedded above, was phrased as
The Sirius XM 2015 Tradition Tournament bracket was released Monday afternoon, and a pair of Big Ten traditions claimed No. 1 seeds. [ MORE: Vote for your winners on Sirius XM’s Facebook page ] They should come as no surprise, too, as Wisconsin’s Jump Around and Ohio State’s Script Ohio are the field’s reigning champ and reigning runner-up, respectively. Nebraska’s sellout streak (No. 4 seed), Michigan’s Touch the Banner (No. 6), Michigan State’s The Izzone (No. 6) and Indiana’s candy stripe pants (No. 8) round out the Big Ten representatives. The bracket, now in its third year, includes 32 traditions
It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have
Penn State fans should love the name LaVar Arrington is going to name his fourth child. The former star Penn State linebacker recently announced on Instagram that he will name his daughter Penn.
Everyone knows Cardale Jones has a strong and accurate arm on the gridiron. But what about on the diamond? See Jones' ceremonial first pitch at the Cleveland Indians' game Friday night inside.
Harbaugh playing Peru ball (video) A post shared by @marksnyder1 on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:51am PDT Jim Harbaugh was a popular topic on social media Friday, and, naturally, it had something to do with his trademark khakis. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] Sort of. While conducting his second satellite camp in Prattville, Alabama, where the temperatures reached the 90’s, the new Michigan football coach decided to go topless. So, there was Harbaugh, running drills with high-school football prospects, wearing nothing but his usual hat and khakis. h/t: freep.com And here’s how Harbaugh was dressed at the beginning
The national runner-up Michigan softball team returned home Thursday afternoon to a welcome back celebration at the Wilpon Softball Complex, home of Alumni Field.