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Big Ten links: 2017 NFL Draft, Nebraska team unity & more

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Projected Michigan and Ohio State football players for the 2017 NFL Draft. An insightful Q&A with Nebraska’s Mike Riley. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio was disappointed to see Connor Cook fall in this year’s NFL Draft. too. Catch up on Tuesday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Dienhart: Check out my 2016 All-Big Ten Undrafted Team

Nov 21, 2015; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Alex Erickson (86) during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium.   Northwestern won 13-7.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Erickson comes up clutch on 4th down

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Many good Big Ten players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft. There were 47 of them, to be exact. But many more never heard their name called. In fact, you could make a pretty good team from the undrafted Big Ten players.

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Dienhart: Here's our 2016 All-Spring Football Offensive Team

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2016 Big Ten spring football season is over and the 2016 NFL Draft is here. As recent Big Ten football stars move on to their pro careers, new names line up to take their place next fall. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart watched plenty of spring football and he names the offensive players who caught his eye.

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Big Ten links: History in the making at tonight's NFL Draft

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There are five schools to have a football player drafted every year since 1967, and three of them are in the Big Ten. Also, Ohio State is primed for a big NFL Draft night, too. Also, today’s headlines digest has the final ranking of attendance at Big Ten spring football games. Dive on in.

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Kevin Wilson: 'The QB play, defensive confidence … those are key'

Nov 21, 2015; College Park, MD, USA;  Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson  walks onto the field during the third quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Indiana Hoosiers defeated Maryland Terrapins 47-28. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana coaches offer thoughts on spring game

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In his fifth season in Bloomington, Indiana, Kevin Wilson enjoyed a breakthrough by leading the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007. Now, he wants to take the program another step foward: winning a bowl. Wilson and Co., are on track. But work needs to be done to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

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Here's a look at Purdue in the last 10 NFL drafts

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Ricardo Allen picks off Braxton Miller

Purdue has had some surprising success in the last 10 NFL drafts, with 19 overall selections and three first-round picks. Not bad for a program that has been to just four bowls in the last 10 years and none since 2012.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Iowa spring scrimamge

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Iowa, fresh off one of the school’s greatest seasons in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start, capped a successful spring practice Saturday afternoon. Don’t’ look now, but Kirk Ferentz 18th edition of the Hawkeyes could have a shot to repeat as West champs.

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