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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

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

In our final part of a 14-part series, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a look at the last ten years of Wisconsin football players in the NFL Draft. Remember these names? There have been some great ones.

Big Ten Q&A: Maryland football coach DJ Durkin

The D.J. Durkin era has begun at Maryland. And with it comes hope the Terrapins can move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

Big Ten links: Rounding up stories from NFL Draft's first round

Well, that was quite a first night of the NFL Draft. We round up a variety of stories from Big Ten outlets, including some good news for Iowa's Drew Ott. Also, one national college football writer says the Big Ten is back in a pretty big way. catch up on Friday's headlines.

Take a look at our BTN.com All-Spring Football Defensive Team

Earlier today, I posted my All-Spring Football Team for the offensive side of the ball. Now I’ll get into the defensive players who stood out to me and made my All-Spring Football defensive Team after the past few weeks of spring games and practices. As I mentioned then, all available spring football games are on BTN2Go, in case you want to look back. Here are the links to watch: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin. Let’s get to my defensive team. Keep this post handy and let’s see how it plays

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

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.