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.
A Western Illinois lineman managed to get Ra’Shede Hageman’s helmet to pop off, but the Minnesota defensive lineman didn’t let that stop him on the way to another sack on Saturday. Watch it in this post.
Michigan’s Jehu Chesson took a catch off a little crossing pattern and turned it into six points against Akron on Saturday. Watch it here.
Michigan’s Devin Gardner dances past the line of scrimmage and romps into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter against Akron on Saturday. Watch it in this post.
It was just 10 days ago that Denard Robinson appeared on #BTNLive and said that Michigan State ranked No. 3 on Michigan’s rivalry list, behind both Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Michigan’s Devin Funchess took a short pass from Devin Gardner and turned it into a 48-yard touchdown against Akron on Saturday. That’s the longest catch of Funchess’ career. Watch it in the post.
Every week during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com video editors compile all of the Big Ten touchdowns. As expected, with 12 games in Week 2, including several against far inferior foes, there were a lot of scores. Do you have a favorite touchdown from the past week? If not, watch this clip and see all of the contenders. Even if you do, relieve all the scores again.
Saturday’s UCLA-Nebraska game is certain to be an emotional one. It can’t be anything but following the sudden death of UCLA walk-on freshman receiver Nick Pasquale. Pasquale was hit by a car and killed while walking in San Clemente, Calif., early Sunday morning.
The Michigan band is getting its share of attention through the first two weeks of the 2013 college football season. In Week 1, it was for spelling out this. And, on Saturday night, it was for putting on a show that featured several of Beyonce’s greatest hits. Beyonce even appeared on the screen and delivered a message to Michigan fans.
We all know that Eminem loves his hometown state of Michigan. The well-known rap artist joined Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger in the booth during halftime of Saturday night’s Notre Dame-Michigan game. In fact, he let his secret out via Twitter midway through the first half.
Ever see a quarterback wear No. 98? No, of course, you haven’t. Until now, that is. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner rocked the number typically reserved for defensive lineman vs. Notre Dame on Saturday night, and he will do so for the rest of his career. Gardner, who used to wear No. 12, will wear No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon, Michigan’s first Heisman Trophy winner.
Northwestern pubs itself as “Chicago’s Big Ten Team.” So, it only makes since that the Wildcats would honor the Chicago Blackhawks for their Stanley Cup championship the first chance they got. During Saturday night’s home opener vs. Syracuse, Northwestern did just that.
The Nebraska defense was embarrassed in last week’s narrow 37-34 victory over Wyoming. Not only did the Huskers have to hold on late for the win, they surrendered 602 yards. Saturday night – at least in the first quarter – the Nebraska defense atoned for last week’s lackluster performance. In a big way. Like, to the tone of two interceptions returned for a touchdown.
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We all know Tom Izzo is a very big football fan. Well, for Saturday’s game vs. South Florida, the legendary Michigan State basketball coach spent time in the student section. And make no mistake, he was there to contribute to the crowd noise and cheer on the home team. See a photo of Izzo jumping up and celebrating with the students in this post.
It took all of 14 seconds for Purdue to match its Week 1 one scoring total Saturday. Darrell Hazell went with trickeration on the opening kickoff, and speedy Akeem Hunt took the reverse 90 yards to the end zone. And just like that, without one offensive possession, the Boilermakers led Indiana State, 7-0. Purdue, of course, lost 42-7 to Cincinnati in last week’s opener.
The upcoming Michigan-Notre Dame game has dominated headlines throughout the college football world this week. Leading up to the big game, #BTNLive had former Michigan standout Ty Law on the show Thursday. The guys asked the five-time Pro Bowler why this rivalry means so much to these two schools.
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With all the talk about the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry this week, #BTNLive had Michigan product and current Jacksonville Jaguars offensive weapon Denard Robinson join the show Wednesday. The guys asked Robinson to rank Michigan’s rivals – Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State – from 1-3.
Walk into the new Ohio State basketball facility, and you’ll think NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the Buckeyes. He hasn’t, and he won’t be involved with the team in any capacity. But the program did give him a locker, complete with a nameplate, in its new $19-million facility.
In case you missed it, Batman was at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. He wasn’t dressed anything like the Batman we all know and love, though. And no, it wasn’t Ben Affleck, who recently was pegged to be the next Batman. It was just a random fan dressed up in a Batman cape and mask. As for the rest of his ensemble, um, you have to see it for yourself.
It’s not rare for the action surrounding a game to entertain and delight the masses. Week 1 of the Big Ten football season provided several must-see moments that had little to do with the action on the field. From a fan riding a jetpack out of Michigan Stadium to a group of parachuting Elvis impersonators landing at Memorial Stadium, watch Week 1’s rare moments.
Ohio State’s “Script Ohio” is one of college football’s great traditions. Well, during halftime of Michigan’s season opener vs. Central Michigan, the Michigan band formed a print “OHNO.” See a picture of it in this post.