Indiana lost to Maryland, but OG Anunoby had an amazing dunk


Indiana lost to Maryland, but OG Anunoby had an amazing dunk

Things aren't going too well for Indiana, which after snapping a three-game losing streak with a weekend win against Illinois was back in the loss column Tuesday.

Maryland held on for a narrow 75-72 win in College Park, but the highlight of the night undoubtedly belonged to Indiana.

With the Hoosiers trailing by three in the game's final seconds, human highlight reel OG Anunoby threw down a crazy dunk, putting a couple Terps defenders on a poster in the process.

It wasn't entirely dissimilar from Michael Jordan's dunk that gave the Tune Squad a win over the Monstars in "Space Jam."

Just watch it for yourself.


Now despite that fantastic flush, Anunoby was just 2-for-9 from the field and finished the game with just five points. That slam still left the Hoosiers behind by a point, and after Melo Trimble knocked down a pair of free throws to put the Terps back up by three, Robert Johnson's 3-point try at the buzzer was off the mark.

Indiana suffered its fourth loss in its last five games and sits near the bottom of the Big Ten standings with a 1-3 conference record. Tuesday night the Hoosiers turned the ball over 14 times and allowed the Terps to turn 11 offensive rebounds into 15 second-chance points. Indiana shot just nine free throws, while Maryland was 18-for-22 from the line.

Those two huge wins over Kansas and North Carolina seem so long ago for Tom Crean's crew. In its last eight games, Indiana's only wins have come against Delaware State, Austin Peay and Illinois.

But at least that dunk was really cool, right?

Urban Meyer: Big Ten is 'night and day what it was' when he took over at Ohio State

Urban Meyer: Big Ten is 'night and day what it was' when he took over at Ohio State

The Big Ten finally got a heaping helping of national respect last season, when three of the conference's teams finished in the top six of the final College Football Playoff rankings.

It had been a bit of a challenge in previous seasons — and not always without merit — for the league to get talked about in the same way the national media loves talking about the SEC. But now the conference boasts some of the healthiest programs in college football and some of the most attention-grabbing head coaches in the sport.

Certainly Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes fall into those categories. But Ohio State is joined in the highest levels of national conversation by Jim Harbaugh's Michigan program and Paul Chryst's stellar work at Wisconsin. That's without mentioning the reigning conference champion Penn State Nittany Lions and Mark Dantonio's oft-contending Michigan State program.

With the Big Ten now annually having several national championship-caliber teams, Meyer can't help but notice how the league and the league's status has changed since he took the head-coaching gig in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season.

"It's night and day what it was," Meyer told CSN's Pat Boyle at Monday's Golf.Give.Gala in St. Charles, hosted by Michael Phelps and Jason Day. "And I was actually shocked at the disrespect and the lack of respect that the Big Ten had. I never looked at that. I grew up here.

"There's a lot of reasons why that's happened. The schools have hired very good coaches, the recruiting is off the chart now compared to the way it used to be. There's a lot of credit. And you better show up every week now, and it wasn't that way when I first got there in 2012."

Meyer's Buckeyes are again expected to be in the championship hunt this fall after reaching the College Football Playoff in two of the past three seasons and winning the whole thing to cap the 2014 campaign.

Certainly, though, the conference's powerhouses aren't the only programs that have contributed to the league's health as a whole. Coaching hires since Meyer got to Ohio State include former NFL head coaches in Lovie Smith and Mike Riley, as well as high-profile up-and-comers like James Franklin and P.J. Fleck.

Add those names to the already-existing leaders like Meyer, Dantonio and Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, and the coaching is as strong as any conference in the country.

On the latest episode of 'Harbaugh Being Harbaugh,' Michigan football coach helps deliver a calf


On the latest episode of 'Harbaugh Being Harbaugh,' Michigan football coach helps deliver a calf

Harbaugh gonna Harbaugh, guys. That's just how the Michigan football coach rolls.

You might remember that Jim Harbaugh has an endorsement deal with a milk brand — because of course he does — and stars in a commercial for fairlife milk in which he breaks down the tape of his wife, Sarah, pouring some fairlife milk for the couple's kids.

You can watch it right here. It's actually pretty funny.

Well, as part of Harbaugh's relationship with fairlife, he got to visit Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, a spot you know well if you've ever traveled down I-65 en route to Indianapolis.

While visiting the farm, Harbaugh got his hands dirty — or maybe not, he seems to be wearing gloves — while helping to deliver a calf.

Yeah, that's right. Jim Harbaugh helped deliver a calf.

This comes as little surprise to those who know Harbaugh's antics well. He's always up to something ridiculous, be it reciting lines from "Gladiator" in Rome, shouting for peanuts in the middle of a mall or starring in a Michigan-themed rap video.

While Harbaugh's known for asking his players, "Who's got it better than us?" he can definitely answer with confidence "Who has more fun than he does?"

Keep it coming, coach.