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Watch Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger lead Ohio Stadium crowd in 'O-H-I-O'

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Watch Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger lead Ohio Stadium crowd in 'O-H-I-O'

The World's Greatest Rock N Roll Band and the country's best college football team just seems like a no-brainer, right?

The Rolling Stones performed a concert Saturday night at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, and as the Stones tend to do everywhere they go, they dropped in a little local flavor.

Lead singer Mick Jagger gave the crowd of Buckeyes fans exactly what they wanted when he started the team's customary chant with "O-H!"

Buckeyes fans of course responded in kind.

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And that wasn't it. The Stones even pulled their best Ohio State University Marching Band impression with a rendition of "Hang On Sloopy," a tune originally recorded in 1964 (the same year the Stones released "England's Newest Hit Makers," their debut album) and made famous by Ohio-based band the McCoys.

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The Stones played all the hits, obviously. Here's the setlist, but perhaps more important for Ohio State fans, though, is the awesome Buckeye-helmet-inspired Stones tongue logo you can see in the background.

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And here's a picture of Jagger in The Shoe before the show.

The Buckeyes are the reigning College Football Playoff champions. The Stones are music's all-time champions. Only fitting they share the same stadium for one night.

(h/t Land Grant Holy Land)

Northwestern running back Jeremy Larkin diagnosed with cervical stenosis, will retire immediately

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Northwestern running back Jeremy Larkin diagnosed with cervical stenosis, will retire immediately

Tough news out of Evanston this morning: Northwestern announced that running back Jeremy Larkin will retire immediately after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis.

Cervical stenois is the narrowing of the spinal canal in one's neck, according to Mayo Clinic. Larkin's condition is thankfully not life-threatening, though it does prevent him from continuing to participate in the game of football. 

"Football has been a lifelong passion and it has been a process to reconcile the fact I won't be on that field again, given I've played this game since I was five years old," Larkin said.

"I'm extremely appreciative of the Northwestern sports medicine and athletic training staffs for uncovering this condition, and for my coaches and the medical staff for always putting my health first.

"I came to this University to engage at the absolute highest level on the field and in the classroom, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue one of those while supporting my teammates from the sideline." 

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald called the news "heartbreaking."

"This is heartbreaking because I see every day how much Jeremy loves the game, loves his teammates, and loves to compete," Fitzgerald said in a statement. "But this is the absolute best possible outcome for him.

"The discovery of this condition allowed Jeremy and his family to make an informed decision for his long-term health and well-being. For those of us who have known Jeremy Larkin since his high school days, his future is exceptionally bright. I can't wait to see the impact he makes in our world."

Larkin is a sophomore from Cincinnati. He finishes his Northwestern career with 156 carries for 849 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

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Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

Former University of Illinois tennis star Kevin Anderson completed a marathon upset against an all-time great on the highest stage of professional tennis.

Anderson came back from two sets down to beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon’s quarterfinals 2-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday morning. He will play in the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in his career.

As a native of South Africa, Anderson played three seasons with the Fighting Illini and won the NCAA doubles championship during the 2005-06 season as a sophomore. The 32-year-old was a three-time All-American in singles at Illinois.

Now, as the eighth ranked singles player on the ATP World Tour, Anderson is a force to be reckoned with at the professional level. He made it all the way to the US Open final in 2017.

The former Illini star will look to keep his recent success going when he represents Illinois in the semifinals of Wimbledon this Friday.