Hitting the Track Members of Penn State’s Track and Field squad had some record-breaking, championship performances at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships over the weekend. So did Texas A&M’s Infinite Tucker, who found an unusual but effective way to bring home a conference crown. Saquon Barkley also took in a track meet during the weekend, awarding a medal to his younger sister. It reminded me of another time he handed out a medal at a track meet, which made me a huge Barkley fan before he even stepped foot on the Beaver Stadium field.
Hello, Nerds! Former All-Big Ten offensive lineman John Urschel’s new book, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football was published on May 14, just in time to add to your summer reading list. Read about his inspiration for the book, as well as how his giant mathematician brain views extra point tries vs. two-point conversion attempts.
Assistant Coach Beef So Josh Gattis seems to have quickly become a Michigan Man, like his new boss/Saved By The Bell actor/nose picker Jim Harbaugh. He took issue with a pretty straightforward tweet from Penn State receivers coach Gerard Parker, who handled it with all class.
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye In shocking news to begin the week, John Beilein bolted from Michigan for his first NBA coaching gig. Beilein did tremendous things for Michigan, once again turning them into a national power. The Wolverines will now focus on finding a replacement, which might include a member of the Fab 5. It’s a huge hire for the program, as they seek to keep the recent momentum as a perennial favorite in the Big Ten and Final Four contender.
Get Those Tin Foil Hats On The NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theorists had their bubbles burst when the Knicks missed out on the first pick, aka The Zion Williams sweepstakes. However, the Lakers coming in at #4 sure seemed suspicious, right? Enjoy this look back at many other times the NBA Draft Lottery had some awfully convenient results.
#14 is #10 Athlon ranked the Big Ten’s (likely) starting quarterbacks heading into 2019, with Sean Clifford coming in toward the back of the pack. Something tells me he will move his way up this list by Thanksgiving weekend.