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11:30 AMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Basketball: 2009 NCAA Tournament Second Round: Purdue vs. Washington
Purdue's JaJuan Johnson blocked two attempts by Washington to tie the game with a minute remaining and scored 22 points as the Boilermakers held off Washington's late charge to advance to their first regional semifinal since 2000.
1:30 PMBig Ten Football Replay: 2009 Purdue at Michigan
3:30 PMUniversity Showcase: Boiler Bytes #29 Spring Edition
Purdue's iconic Big Bass drum, new polytechnic approach to learning, and recent student successes in electric motorcycles and hurling
MarQueis Gray threw two touchdown passes to John Rabe in overtime, and Jordan Wettstein hit a 32-yard field goal in the third extra session to lift Minnesota over UNLV 30-27 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Wettstein’s field goal was set up by Derrick Wells‘ second interception against redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Sherry. In the second overtime, Sherry threw a 6-yard TD pass to Devante Davis on fourth down to tie it at 27-27.
Every Minnesota football player will wear a patch on their jersey in honor of late ex-teammate Gary Tinsley during the 2012 season. For Thursday night’s season opener at UNLV, linebacker Keanon Cooper also will wear Tinsley’s old number, No. 51. Cooper normally wears No. 4. Talk about a great tribute for a former teammate and friend.
Here’s a quick look at Thursday night’s season opener in Las Vegas as Minnesota travels to play at UNLV. This year at BTN.com our editors are rolling out something a little different when it comes to game coverage where we create a new post for each quarter of every football game. For this Minnesota game, those posts will live in the Minnesota vs. UNLV section and that page will be updated after each quarter.
This is the first edition of a new weekly post where I will look at one key question for each team in a piece called: 12 Teams, 12 Questions. I’ll roll these out every Tuesday and look forward to hearing what you think about your team and your team’s games.