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.
As it does every year around this time, the Izzone held its annual Izzone Campout on Munn Field. It happened Friday night, and the raucous Michigan State basketball student section got to hear from head coach Tom Izzo, meet the 2013 Spartans and, of course, camp out with their fellow sections. This year’s event yielded an incredible photo, too. Check it out in this post.
A 78-year-old jumping off a 10-meter platform would be great in itself. But what about a 78-year-old riding a bike off a 10-meter platform? Or a 78-year-old doing a belly flop off a 10-meter platform? That would be instant gold. And that’s exactly what former Michigan diving coach Dick Kimball did in the video in this post.
The score isn’t pretty, but Purdue fans got a nice glimpse into the future Saturday afternoon. And that future, of course, includes quarterback Danny Etling. Watch Etling’s first career touchdown pass in this post.
Former Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber is back in Champaign this weekend. It’s dad’s day at Illinois, and Weber’s daughter, Emily, is an Illinois student and cheerleader. Check out a USA TODAY Sports photo of Weber and his daughter at Saturday’s Miami (OH)-Illinois game.
Illinois is putting it on Miami (OH) right now. The Illini jumped out to a 36-0 halftime lead, and Josh Ferguson was a big reason why. Check out the running back’s impressive stutter-step move on his way to the end zone in this post.
With the Michigan football team enjoying a bye week, Devin Gardner and some teammates decided to pay a visit to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital this week. Gardner hung out with patients during his visit, and he also broke out a solo in a group remediation of “Hakuna Matata.”
Sometimes, words just don’t do a moment justice. Moments like the one that occurred Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. In short: Wisconsin helped an Army Captain, Jane Renee, surprise her 13-year-old daughter with an early return from Afghanistan. As one would expect, it was powerful stuff. Check out the emotional YouTube video in this post.
Trailing 21-14 late in the first half, Indiana appeared to be putting together a nice drive when the game took a wild turn on one very nimble play by a Missouri defensive lineman. Watch the play in this post.
Jack Hoffman made headlines last spring when the young cancer patient scored a touchdown at Nebraska’s spring football game. Now watch the young man get interviewed on the sideline of the Huskers’ game against South Dakota State, a team whose coaching staff wore Team Jack hats in support of Hoffman. And he also got to meet Miss Nebraska.
It was one of the hottest questions heading into today’s South Dakota State-Nebraska game: How would Nebraska fans react when head coach Bo Pelini jogged onto the Memorial Stadium on Saturday?
So a big storm is blowing through State College but the Penn State fans are standing strong. Watch the rain come down before kickoff and look at how the Penn State band just plays on Saturday afternoon.
Kenny Guition is having a pretty good day – and it’s only halftime. The Ohio State quarterback threw six touchdown passes in the first half to break the Ohio State school record for scoring passes in a single game. Watch it in this post.
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Ohio State’s Jordan Hall scored another touchdown as Ohio State continues to romp Florida A&M. Speaking of touchdowns, watch Hall avoid the ump, who ended up hitting the turf, on the running back’s latest scoring run.
Seeing double? Nope. Iowa’s Kevonte Martin-Manley returned a pair of punt returns for touchdowns in a span of 61 seconds in the first half against Western Michigan. Martin-Manley went 83 yards on his first return and 63 yards the next time.
(AP) The words “Go Blue” written in the sky near Spartan Stadium before last weekend’s Michigan State football game have sparked a fundraising campaign that’s raising thousands of dollars to fight cancer.
In case you missed it, Bo Pelini released an apology Monday night for his disparaging remarks about Nebraska fans following a 2011 comeback victory over Ohio State. Pelini said, in the release, “I take full responsibility for these comments.” The comments were published in an audio recording on Deadspin.com, which said it obtained the 102-second file from a tipster.
Is your head still spinning over that wild finish to the Wisconsin-Arizona State game? Of course, it is. For those who didn’t catch the crazy and confusing ending in the early hours Sunday morning, click here. Or, even better, check out our highlight package from the game in this post.
Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase completed a pass to Ryan Lankford for a 72-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Washington at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday night. Watch it in this post..
It was all Ohio State on Saturday night at Cal. Kenny Guiton went for career highs in passing yards (276), passing touchdowns (4) and rushing yards (92), Jordan Hall set personal records in rushing yards (168), touchdowns (3) and receptions (5), and Devin Smith went for a career-high 149 receiving yards. Add it all up, and the Buckeyes cruised past the Golden Bears, 52-34. Watch all of Ohio State’s scoring plays in this video.
There are ugly wins and there are ugly losses. Michigan avoided the latter by thwarting a potential last-second Akron touchdown to hold on for a narrow 28-24 win Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Watch the exciting and dramatic final play in this post.