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.
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?