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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Scenes from B1G training camps

By Brian Bennett

Teams around the Big Ten are practicing hard in preparation for the season. They're also having a little fun at times.

Thanks to social media and some behind-the-scenes access provided by the schools, we can keep an eye on what those teams are doing this month.

Here's Maryland lightening things up at the end of today's practice by having the offensive and defensive lines go against one another in a punt-fielding competition. If you ever wanted to see big uglies try to catch punts scored to Vanilla Ice, well, you're in luck:

The defensive and offensive lines held a punt-fielding competition at the end of practice today #MarylandPride

— Maryland Football (@MarylandPride) August 14, 2014
This one is just serious football, as Ohio State provided some video from Wednesday's practice. Much of it is also in slow-mo, so check out the Scarrrrleettt and Graaaaaay:

Another really cool Ohio State practice video...from yesterday and with super slo-mo utilization.

— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) August 14, 2014
Michigan State players cooled off after practice on Wednesday as they took over the school's outdoor pool. A diving competition broke out, and defensive back Demetrious Cox let us in on some of it with this video:

Can Spartan Dawgs swim??! #CampFun ????

— Demetrious Cox (@i_AM_SEVEN7) August 13, 2014
Earlier this week, Wisconsin closed practice with some Bucket Hat Golf:

Hey @stevestricker up for a little #Badgers Bucket Hat Golf Challenge? Let us know when you're free

— Gary Andersen (@UWCoachAndersen) August 12, 2014
Illinois coaches got in a dunking booth and allowed their players to take their best shot this week at Camp Rantoul. Watch Tim Beckman go down: 

Finally, get an inside look at the Penn State offensive line and its interesting position coach, Herb Hand: