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How have Big Ten defensive linemen fared in last 10 NFL drafts?

Penn State has a reputation for producing linebackers, while Wisconsin has forged a legacy for churning out offensive linemen and running backs. But each school also has been proficient when it comes to having defensive linemen picked in the NFL draft.

How have Big Ten quarterbacks fared in last 10 NFL drafts?

When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged. [ MORE: Get all of our NFL draft coverage ] How bad has it been? The league hasn’t had a signal-caller taken in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins was tabbed by the Panthers in 1995 with the No. 5 pick. Many feel current Penn State rising junior Christian Hackenberg will end that drought when he comes out for the draft. No Big Ten quarterbacks figure to be drafted this year. Rutgers’ Gary Nova may be the league’s best hope. Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian also is gaining

Big Ten links: Yogi Ferrell's return, NFL draft talk & much more

It’s official: Yogi Ferrell is coming back to Indiana. That means the Hoosiers can be very good next season with Ferrell, Troy Williams and James Blackmon at the core. And stud big man Thomas Bryant is arriving, too.

Dienhart: Spring game adds to opening chapter of Chryst's Wisconsin career

Paul Chryst knows the culture of this school and state. He knows, loves it, sells it and embraces it ... and most importantly, he understands it. That’s what makes Chryst so perfect for this job. He’s a natural in Wisconsin red. And, it showed today in Wisconsin's spring game.

Darrell Hazell Q&A: Improvement from 2013 to now is 'night and day'

When speaking to Darrell Hazell, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the third-year Purdue boss. Tough, unflappable, focused, goal-oriented and positive … always positive, even though Hazell has exactly one Big Ten victory in two seasons in West Lafayette. No matter, when Hazell says he is on track to succeed, you believe him.

Big Ten links: On campus rankings, satellite football camp reaction & more

Friay's Big Ten links has more on the Big ten satellite camps in SEC and ACC country. Also, our writer was on the panel that Athlon Sports panel ranking Big ten campus towns. Other headlines touch on Penn State and the NCAA, a Big ten running back transferring, and

Ohio State standout D'Angelo Russell to enter NBA draft

Ohio State freshman star D’Angelo Russell is turning pro. No surprise, as Russell is widely projected as a lottery pick. Russell was a sensation in 2014-15, living up to his billing as the top incoming player in the Big Ten en route to earning Freshman All-American and consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors. The 6-5, 180-pound Louisville, Kebntucky, native led all freshmen in the nation in scoring (19.3), entering double-figures in 33 of 35 games. Russell also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Russell’s departure creates another hole in an Ohio State roster that already must replace guard Shannon Scott, forward