Football: Nebraska game ranks 7th on most watched game on ESPN this year

first_imgThe No. 8 University of Wisconsin men’s football team’s game with No. 9 University of Nebraska attracted an audience of 3.87 million views on Saturday, making it the seventh most watched game to air on ESPN this season.The game was supposed to be the Badgers’ fourth game of the season to be played on ABC, but switched over to ESPN earlier in the week due to popularity issues around other games.The thrilling overtime 23-17 victory for UW was their second overtime home game against a top 10 team in only three weeks, a big reason behind the spike in numbers. The overtime loss to then-No. 2 Ohio State University Oct. 15 was the third most watched game in all of college football at that point and still ranks at the top of all the Badgers’ games this season with more than 9 million viewers.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldFootball: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State game draws more than 9 million viewersLast Saturday night’s thriller between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University at Camp Randall Stadium Read…With one of the most difficult schedules in college football this season, Wisconsin has had their fair share of high profile games. The Badgers have faced five top 10 teams over the year and finished with a miraculous record of 3-2 after starting the season unranked.This week marked the first week of the College Football Playoff Rankings with Wisconsin coming in at the same as their Associated Press poll ranking, eighth. The committee made it a note to award a tough schedule in their initial poll, putting the Badgers as the top ranked two-loss team in the country and better than many one-loss teams in the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.Despite the big-time matchups Wisconsin has played in, the Oct. 29 night game at Camp Randall against Nebraska still made it in as only the second most watched game on ESPN this weekend behind No. 3 University of Michigan and Michigan State University at 4.79 million viewers. The game against the visiting Cornhuskers ranked third on the weekend in average minute audience with 104,000 viewers behind UM vs MSU and No. 6 Ohio State University vs University of Northwestern.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldFootball: Wisconsin survives Halloween scare from Nebraska in 23-17 overtime winThe last two times Nebraska visited Camp Randall Stadium, the University of Wisconsin football team imposed its will in the Read…Even with one game left on the season to air on ESPN for the Badgers at Northwestern this Saturday, the top 10 matchups and top five viewers rankings are most likely finished until postseason play. With a Nebraska loss to Ohio State this weekend and an undefeated November schedule to close the regular season, Wisconsin could sneak into the Big Ten championship and force a rematch with Ohio State or Michigan.Either way, the season has been a special one for the Wisconsin men’s football team, and the game last Saturday was one of its crowning achievements. The Badgers hope to keep their momentum rolling with another Big Ten matchup with Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evanston.last_img read more

Arsenal full back Kieran Tierney with a touching gesture to teen who had his…

first_imgAdvertisement bhgaNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9xrkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2ngae( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 295Would you ever consider trying this?😱5mj8jjCan your students do this? 🌚lm8aRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kieran Tierney, the latest Arsenal signing from Celtic is already winning hearts in North London after his touching gesture for a young Arsenal fan who was attacked by bullies for wearing an Arsenal home kit.Advertisement The wingback sent the young fan Jack Staniard, a kit with his name and number on the back with a heart-touching note.Advertisement Tierney’s note read: “Dear Jack, I understand that you have been through a tough time recently and experienced things most people don’t.“That must have been very upsetting for you and on behalf of everyone at Arsenal Football Club I send you our very best wishes.Advertisement “It’s sad to hear that you’ve been through what you have, and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and suffering you have endured.“I hope you make a full recovery physically and mentally and please keep me updated on your progress.”He added: “I heard you’re a big Arsenal fan which we truly appreciate and thank you for your support.”The schoolboy said: “I think Kieran is amazing – I had no idea until my mum sent me a picture of him with the top.“I didn’t believe her at first and then it later arrived with the letter.“I’d like to thank him very much for what he did for me. I’m a fan of both Arsenal and Tierney.“I’ve known who he is since he started playing for Celtic. I know where he’s from and some of my mates have met him and said he’s a really nice guy.”The attack is not disclosed and is unclear as it is an ongoing case. Local police have arrested a 15 year old responsible for the bullying of Jack.Kieran Tierney is Scotland’s most expensive player of all time but his gestures have been priceless. Advertisementlast_img read more