Big Ten: Bronco Nagurski

A few Big Ten items

September, 12, 2008
9/12/08
4:50
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

After a whirlwind of a week, it's finally time to get to some quick things I've been meaning to post for a little while.

  • You've probably seen these on TV already, but the Big Ten is launching 11 customized public service announcements around the them of "I Will," which connect current Big Ten players to greats from the past. Players discuss their goals to become like legendary players such as two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, Bronko Nagurski and Franco Harris and more recent stars like Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Plaxico Burress. Pretty cool clips.  
  • Before putting Week 2 to bed, one final note. The Big Ten went 11-0 on one day for the first time in league history. The league posted an 11-0 mark during a Thursday/Saturday back in 2006. The Big Ten has had three unblemished "weeks" since 2005 after going 20 years without achieving perfection.
  • Northwestern players on Thursday morning enjoyed a special screening of the film "The Express," about former Syracuse running back Ernie Davis, the first African-American Heisman Trophy winner who died of leukemia at age 23. Most of the game scenes from the movie were shot at Northwestern's Ryan Field in the spring of 2007. The movie makes its world premiere tonight in Syracuse, N.Y. 

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