Humanity had itself a big win Sunday night.
With just minutes left during the Iowa-Northwestern basketball game, Hawkeyes sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon stepped to the free-throw line with Iowa leading 73-65. His shot came up short, off the front rim, and Bohannon pointed to the sky.
The miss snapped Bohannon’s streak of consecutive free-throw makes at 34, tying him for the school record with former Hawkeye Chris Street.
According to the Des Moines Register, this was a tribute to Street, who never had the chance to extend his streak beyond 34 made free throws when he was killed in a car accident Jan. 19, 1993, during his junior season at Iowa. Street had made two free throws in his final game to reach 34 straight made free throws before the accident.
“It’s been in my mind for a while,” Bohannon told the Register. “I knew I wanted to leave it short a little bit. I didn’t want to make it too obvious.”
Now, Bohannon finds himself next to Street in the record books, atop the school’s consecutive free-throw makes list. And Iowa ultimately won the game, 77-70.
Weddle the mentor
The Tennessee Titans shared the story of how former Utah safety Eric Weddle, an 11-year NFL veteran who’s played the past two years in Baltimore, has become a mentor forto the Titans’ Kevin Byard.
According to Tennessee, Weddle reached out to Byard this past season and struck up a friendship with the second-year Titans safety.
It was a breakout season for Byard, as he led the NFL with 10 takeaways and had eight interceptions.
“I let him know I thought he was having a great year, and that I watched him on film,” Weddle told TitansOnline.com’s Jim Wyatt. “I just let him know I am here for him, on the field and off the field.”
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