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By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.
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Who wouldn’t want tickets to the annual season-ending Michigan-Ohio State game? It’s one of sports greatest rivalries, and it’s hardly a cheap ticket. So, one can only imagine the reaction a die-hard Michigan fan had when his son recently surprised him with tickets to this season’s game. Watch the reaction in this post.
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Week 7 featured more than its share of impressive highlights. From Melvin Gordon’s long TD run to Frank Clark’s scoop and score to Allen Robinson’s late clutch catch, there was something for everyone. Watch our top 10 plays of Week 7 in this post.
To the surprise of no one, there was quite the celebration in the Penn State locker room following Saturday night’s quadruple-overtime victory over previously undefeated Michigan. Watch the Nittany Lions celebrate in the locker room and hear Bill O’Brien’s speech to his team in this post.
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If you enjoyed that Allen Robinson catch late in Saturday night’s game vs. Michigan, you’ll want to check out this post. We have a terrific photo of the catch, courtesy USA TODAY Sports, and the video of the ridiculous leaping catch that helped set up Penn State’s game-tying score and send the game to overtime.
It took Penn State four overtimes but the Nittany Lions rebounded from a tough loss last week to upset visiting Michigan with a touchdown. Watch the play in this post. Look at the crowd go wild!
Who says that Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan is all business, all the time?
Devin Funchess made a career-long 59-yard touchdown catch to tie the game at Penn State on Saturday, and you can watch it in this post. Could he have been any more wide open?
Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste was ejected in the second quarter of Nebraska’ game at Purdue for this hit on a Purdue receiver. He is the first Big Ten player to be ejected under the new contact rules. The Huskers defensive back was ejected from the game for targeting.
That didn’t take long. Indiana’s Tevin Coleman went 64 yards for the touchdown against Michigan State very early in the game.
Ohio State football is sacred to so many people. But, for 90-year-old hospice patients Richard Payne and Robert Evans, both 1949 Ohio State graduates, it has added value. These guys remember greats like Hopalong Cassady, after all.
Week 6 featured plenty of highlight-reel plays. There was something for everyone, too. There was a successful fake punt, there was a punt blocked for a touchdown, there was a long pick-6, and there was a phenomenal leaping, one-handed grab. Relive our Week 6 top 10 plays in this post.
Bradley Roby’s blocked punt in the end zone and recovery for a touchdown Saturday night at Evanston was exciting in live action. What does it look like in slow motion, though? Thanks to the @BTNJourney guys, we have an excellent slowmo look at the play that helped Roby win his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.
How about this shot?! Talk about cool. That’s Purdue left-hander Tim McElroy, and the effect was accomplished by using the multi-exposure function. Read more about the shot and what the photographer was trying to accomplish here.
Well, that was a fun Week 6! No. 3 Ohio State’s 40-30 comeback victory under the lights at No. 15 Northwestern highlighted the slate, but there also was Indiana’s first-ever win over Penn State and much more. Catch up on all the Week 6 Big Ten action in this post.
Bradley Roby is a playmaker, and we saw it in Saturday night’s victory at Northwestern. Late in the first quarter, the star cornerback blocked a Northwestern punt in the end zone and recovered for Ohio State’s first touchdown of the game. Roby also did the same thing last year at Indiana. Watch the highlight-reel play in this post.
Blake Countess sure isn’t playing like a guy who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. In fact, the Wolverine tied Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste atop the Big Ten interception leader board (4) when he picked off Mitch Leidner and returned it 72 yards for the touchdown. Watch the pick-6 in this post.
Nebraska’s Kenny Bell is known for his big-play ability. In Saturday’s win over Illinois, the junior star hauled in a ridiculous leaping, one-handed grab. But the catch wasn’t enough. No, Bell blew past several Illinois defenders on his way to the end zone for a 37-yard touchdown. Watch the highlight-reel catch in this post.
We hope you’re pumped for the inaugural season of Big Ten hockey. If you’re not, a brilliant BigTenConference YouTube video should do the trick. Watch Big Ten coaches, including Bill O’Brien and Tom Izzo, flash their hockey smiles in the video in this post.
Did you see all the best video from “Hoosier Hysteria” on Friday night? If not, you’ve come to the right place. Watch Indiana raise its 2013 Big Ten championship banner now, and see all of our other video highlights from the event in this post.
Which Big Ten play took the No. 1 spot on our Week 5 top 10 plays? Hint: It was a highlight-reel play that featured an incredible run to the end zone following a short completion. Any guesses? Either way, check out our top 10 plays in this post.
It’s kind of a big week at Northwestern. The 4-0 Wildcats are hosting Ohio State, which has won its last 17 games, Saturday night in a game that could be a preview of the 2013 Big Ten title game. If Monday’s press conference is any indication, Pat Fitzgerald isn’t letting the pressure of the big-time battle ruin his disposition.
Here’s a moment everyone can enjoy. Following Saturday night’s win over Wisconsin, Ohio State players exited the field and headed to their locker room, as they always do. This time, however, the Buckeyes stopped to hug a man wearing a suit and headphones.
LeBron James never went to college, but it sure seems like he’s an Ohio State product. That’s because the NBA superstar and the Buckeyes have formed a unique relationship. There’s the locker with his name on it at the basketball team’s new facility, there’s the talking to the football team before Saturday night’s game, and there’s the watching the game from Ohio State’s sideline.
We all know Iowa has a nice running game. What the offense has lacked lately is the big play. Well, Damond Powell came to the rescue with a remarkable highlight-reel play in Iowa’s 23-7 victory at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. Late in the second quarter, Powell hauled in a screen pass, and went 74 yards to the house. He was so fast, he looked like a sprinter blowing by the competition.