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In case you haven’t heard, perfect Nebraska faces reigning Big Ten champ Michigan State on Saturday night in a game many think could be a preview of the 2014 Big Ten title game. Five days before the big game, @FauxPelini and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler (@Sadler_3) had some fun to get everyone ready. @FauxPelini kicked off the festivities with this tweet, and the two went on to have a humorous back-and-forth. Get our latest Gone Viral posts: Read the interaction below: @FauxPelini yes! Sure fire way to raise awareness for punters getting benched syndrome. — Mike Sadler (@Sadler_3) September
In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights on Twitter. When a big play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com editors will post and share the video in a matter of minutes.
At halftime of Friday’s NCAA Tournament game between Nebraska and Baylor, Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini posted a tweet to Twitter that immediately caught fire. The Huskers trailed 29-16 at halftime in their first round game. Read the tweet in this post. Can I get fined if I comment about basketball officiating? — Bo Pelini (@BoPelini) March 21, 2014 It’s not the first time Pelini has had some fun on Twitter. Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles, who is also active on Twitter, took a different approach. Miles often tweets at halftime of games, and here’s what he posted before the
Bo Pelini’s popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini) took to social media today in honor of Valentine’s Day. The much-talked-about Twitter account kicked off the day with an apologetic tweet to Husker fans. [ MORE: Bo Pelini poses for selfie, and the internet loves it ] To Husker fans: Roses are red Violets are blue Sorry for that bad language Next time I'll say "screw." — Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) February 14, 2014 The @Huskers Twitter account responded shortly after, tweeting this humorous message to @FauxPelini. @FauxPelini: #Huskers are red, no one likes blue, You're not our real coach, but we wanted to make sure you knew. pic.twitter.com/jH2oUvTCwE
Outdoor hockey games are all the rage and the next one happens Friday night at Minnesota as part of our weekly Frozen Friday Big Ten men’s hockey doubleheader on BTN/BTN2Go (see the full TV schedule here). The Gophers take on Ohio State at 9 p.m. ET on a rink built in the middle of TCF Bank Stadium’s field. You may recall the Gophers played Wisconsin in the 2013 Hockey City Classic in Chicago – look back at the highlights here. And we had that really cool video of the ice being built, too. As part of this years Hockey City
News of former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker’s death stunned Iowa and college football fans Monday. Parker, who also served as an assistant at Michigan State (1983-1994), Illinois (1977-79) and Minnesota (1972-76), coached at Iowa from 1999 to 2011. See some of the best Twitter reaction to Parker’s passing, both from former players and Iowa personalities, in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: Norm Parker was a ‘quiet, humble’ man ] Former players: Sad to wake up and hear about Norm. He was great man and coach. His talks were the best #memories — Adrian Clayborn (@AJaClay) January 13, 2014 R.I.P. Coach
Bo Pelini has surprised us a couple of times in the last year. It all started with Nebraska’s Harlem Shake video, and then there was the cell phone prank he played on his team. Neither compares to what the coach did during Monday night’s BCS title game. It’s true, Pelini tweeted at his popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini), asking for his faux cat back, the one featured in the account’s avatar. Check out the entertaining exchange below: @FauxPelini ok enough is enough… I want my cat back. You've had her long enough! — Bo Pelini (@BoPelini) January 7, 2014 Shocked
For the first time since the 1987 season, Michigan State is the Rose Bowl Game champion. The Spartans rallied and held off Pac-12 champ Stanford, 24-20, Wednesday night in “The Grandaddy of Them All.” See the Twitter reaction to the Spartans’ win in this post. [ MORE: View bowl schedule | Read Dienart’s column | Rose Bowl Game gallery ] Congrats to Coach Dantonio and the MSU Football team on a great Rose Bowl win! Go Green! Go White! @MSU_Football — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 2, 2014 @RichHomieQuan #RoseBowlChamps #richHOMIEbaby style pic.twitter.com/6d1gZ9Yj8p — Connor Cook (@Connor_Cook03) January 2, 2014
For the first time since 2008, Illinois has Braggin’ Rights. The Illini held off rival Missouri, 65-64, in a thrilling back-and-forth affair Saturday at Scottrade Center. The win snapped the Illini’s four-game losing streak in the series and also marked the Tigers first loss of the season. See reaction to the victory in this post. Illinois senior Joseph Bertrand has some fun with former teammates who went 0-4 in the rivalry. @tylergriffey @djrich32 @BP3 u mad? pic.twitter.com/wOmlfyzGjY — Joseph Bertrand (@iJoeTales) December 22, 2013 Former Illinois star Brandon Paul was a nervous wreck watching this one. me during the end