They play college football on Thanksgiving. Really.
About ten years or so ago (2004 to be exact), Rutgers played Connecticut on Thanksgiving at Rutgers Stadium. Why, you ask? I don't know either. Bad idea. Around 20,000 people watched an ugly 41-35 RU loss. Tonight there are two games in the college ranks. Texas hosts Texas Tech and UCF hosts USF. Regarding the second one....why? Regarding the first one....it's Texas. There is no reason not to play football.
Big Ten Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana, Sr., QB
Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Jon Reschke, Michigan State, So., LB
Deonte Gibson, Northwestern, Sr., DE
Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Griffin Oakes, Indiana, So., K
Michael Geiger, Michigan State, Jr., K
Freshman of the Week
Shannon Brooks, Minnesota, RB
Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Player of the Week
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State, G - Sr. - 6-5
Freshman of the Week
Thomas Bryant, Indiana, C - 6-11
Did you know that Buckeye fans don't use the letter M the week of the *ichigan game? It is a big rivalry. And it is hard to get fans in that rivalry to root for the other side, even if it is in their best interest. Like last week.
Friend of mine is huge Michigan fan. Rooted for Ohio St. for first time. "We were let down. And hate ourselves for what we did."— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 22, 2015
And it continues as the week is here.
Is there something you can do to help beat Michigan? The answer is yes: https://t.co/IrtaqWsTwZ— Patrick Martyn (@patrick_martyn) November 24, 2015
We really do need a real rival. This stuff is just so great!
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Tell me you wouldn't want this problem.
In last decade, Houston has had to say goodbye to Art Briles, Kevin Sumlin and now apparently Tom Herman. That's tough living.— Lost Lettermen (@LostLettermen) November 24, 2015
That's a tough problem to have. I'll take it.
It's Iowa....so we wrestle
The Hawkeyes tried something different on November 14 when they wrestled Oklahoma State. It was the grapple on the gridiron, wrestling in front of almost 43,000 in Kinnick Stadium. It was reportedly cool, but a great day. Fast forward a week and this is whatthat same arena looked like.
Just in case you, somehow, missed it, here is @TheIowaHawkeyes' great weather timelapse video. https://t.co/xe5vsC8yFi— Iowa on BTN (@IowaOnBTN) November 22, 2015
Lest we forget the bands
Did you watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? There were four college marching bands in it, including a Big Ten and a D2 school. Here's their story:
Love the @Macy's Thanksgiving Parade? Here are the details on the 4 college bands marching: https://t.co/3oY5Nt3qbN pic.twitter.com/Pysjnt7XVw— CollegeMarchingBands (@CollegeMarching) November 4, 2015
And this one is for Zuzu
ZuzuFire108 is one of our loyal readers/commenters. She's also a trombone player in the Rutgers Marching Scarlet Knights, the Pri`-i-i-i-i-ide of New Jersey. Saturday will be her, and her fellow seniors', last home football game. They deserve kudos as do the football players and the cheerleaders. And we offer this to her and her peers as they don the scarlet for the last time.
The Top Five Things Band Seniors Must Do For Their Last Home Football Game https://t.co/CnTeyIjFBP pic.twitter.com/V00dhRxuv4— CollegeMarchingBands (@CollegeMarching) November 20, 2015
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and leave you, as we often do, with.....
Too good to pass up
@LostLettermen Cuse should really consider dropping football and just show replays of when they were good in the Carrier Dome on Saturdays— Brandon Griffis (@BKGriff) November 23, 2015