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Big Ten links: Satellite camps, Connor Cook draft slide & more

With satellite camps back on, Ohio State is planning to conduct one at south Florida power St. Thomas Aquinas. According to Cleveland.com, there have been other reports that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would like to attend the same day, but that’s not going to happen, as entertaining as that may sound. The only way Harbaugh or his staff is permitted at a satellite camp is if they are working it, and Ohio State isn’t going to welcome them into their own event for obvious reasons. *** Speaking of satellite camps, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio wants a level playing field for

Dienhart: Iowa Hawkeyes' offseason to-do list

Iowa is coming off a season of glory in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start before losing its final two games of the season in falling in the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl. Still, Kirk Ferentz has a lot to build on moving into his 18th year on the job.

Big Ten Mailbag: How will unbalanced slate impact league?

I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag to answer your questions about the Big Ten’s looming nine-game league schedule, Michigan State concerns and Iowa’s prospects in 2016, among other topics. Let’s go! With schools playing nine Big Ten games this year, how important will scheduling be in deciding outcomes this fall? – Larry Roehrkasse It will be big, as for the first time since 1984, Big Ten teams will have to a nine-game conference schedule. Teams from the East Division will host five conference home games during even-numbered years, while teams from the West Division will host five conference home

Dienhart: Indiana Hoosiers' offseason to-do list

Kevin Wilson is pleased with how Indiana looked in spring drills, but he knows work remains to be done if the Hoosiers want to get back to a bowl game. The last time IU went to a bowl in consecutive seasons? The 1990-91 seasons. Here is a look at Indiana’s to-do list for the offseason before opening the season at Florida International on Sept. 1. 1. Settle the QB job. Who will replace Nate Sudfeld, who leaves as the school’s all-time leading passer? JC transfer Richard Lagow looked good in the spring. The 6-6 gunslinger signed with UConn out of

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

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.

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

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. [ MORE: See which undrafted Big Ten players inked rookie free-agent deals ] Check it out. And count on many of these guys making rosters as undrafted players. BTN.com All-Undrafted Team OFFENSE QB Joel Stave, Wisconsin (Vikings) RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois (Colts) RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (Vikings) WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois (Packers) WR Alex Erickson, Wisconsin (Bengals)

Big Ten links: 2016 NFL draft analysis, reaction and notes

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. And no school dominated like Ohio State. Three players were picked in the top 10. Five players in the top 20. Ten players in the first three rounds, an NFL Draft record. Twelve players in the first four rounds, another NFL Draft record. But OSU fell short of breaking its modern draft record for most picks (14 in 2004) in one draft. Ohio State finished with 12 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft. That was the most of any school this year. Ohio State is the 23rd team in the history of

Dienhart: Big Ten and the 2016 NFL Draft at a glance

The 2016 NFL Draft is over. And the Big Ten was very productive, headed by Ohio State having 12 selections. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] The Big Ten also had five QBs picked in Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Michigan’s Jake Rudock, Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones. Every Big Ten team had a player picked but Iowa had to wait until the seventh round to get a selection. Here is an at-a-glance look at the Big Ten and the draft. Most impressive: Ohio State. Entering