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Two days out, here's a look at Big Ten players in NBA mock drafts

LSU’s Ben Simmons looks like the clear No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, which takes place on Thursday night. [ MORE: Watch D’Angelo Russell show sense of humor in commercial ] But where could Big Ten players get selected? It looks like Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis will be the first Big Ten player picked, followed closely by teammate Denzel Valentine. After that? Check out some recent mock drafts. No. 13 Suns Deyonta Davis, Michigan State No. 16 Celtics Denzel Valentine, Michigan State No. 23 Celtics Caris LeVert, Michigan *** No. 9 Deyonta Davis, Michigan State

Dienhart: Big Ten West offensive line unit rankings

I continue my look at Big Ten units with a ranking of the offensive lines in the Big Ten West. Once again, Iowa looks to have a stout front. But keep an eye on Wisconsin, whose front looks to be back up to its usual stellar form.

Big Ten links: Michigan QB race, NBA draft notes & more

The Michigan QB race is one of the most watched in the nation. And Wilton Speight believes he closed spring drills on top of the depth chart. He may be right. But, will he stay there? I think John O’Korn is still the guy to watch. Why? He has more upside. “You certainly can’t fake the amount of work you put in during the offseason,” O’Korn said recently to “I’d echo that, (Harbaugh will) find out and we’ll all find out. We’ve all been here together, but you’ll find out Aug. 8 who put in the extra work and

Big Ten links: Catch up with Monday's news digest

How many games could Penn State win this fall? Here comes the NBA Draft - who is the most intriguing prospect? Michigan's Jim Harbaugh had QB campers do an interesting drill. Read these stories and more in Monday's Big Ten news digest.

Big Ten links: Read through Thursday's news digest

Just why do we think Jim Harbaugh holds these football camps? Tom Izzo talks Draymond Green. One Iowa writer goes looking for advice for Hawkeyes QB C.J, Beathard. These stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten news digest.

Mailbag: Jim Harbaugh, MSU's 'chip on the shoulder' & more

Is Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh getting too much attention? Who will win the Big Ten East? And what’s up with that perceived chip on the shoulder at Michigan State? I get into all of that—and more–in this super terrific mailbag. Why do you continue to be a publicist for Jim Harbaugh? Is he paying you to keep his name alive in your columns? The last time I looked, there were 13 other coaches in this league. Do they do nothing? – David Walimaki OK. I have received several emails along these lines. Seems some in Big Ten Nation are suffering from

Best of Week 13: Michigan at Ohio State highlights rivalry week

It’s the final week of the season. And, even better, it’s rivalry week! Division titles may be on the line, in addition to cool trophies. Front and center on this Saturday: “The Game,” between Ohio State and Michigan. Could the Big Ten East crown be on the line? The Buckeyes have dominated this series of late, going 12-2 since 2001 and winning the last four meetings with a 42-13 triumph last season. The last time Michigan won in Columbus? In 2000, when the Wolverines took a 38-26 decision. This is the best of Week 13. Best game: The Buckeyes need

Big Ten links: Scroll through Wednesday's best headlines has a cool look at where Michigan and Michigan State football recruits have come from over the last 10 years. It’s a pretty cool map that shows it. A tidbit for you: The top high school Michigan tapped is Detroit Cass Tech, with 11 players from the talent-rich program. Mark Dantonio’s go-to school is Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati, Ohio, with five signees. *** What’s the next step for Penn State RB Saquon Barkley after he set a school record for rushing yards by a freshman? Keystone Sports has a good podcast that looks at the subject. This guy may

Best of Week 12: All eyes on Michigan State vs. Ohio State

This is the penultimate week of the Big Ten schedule. And the action figures to be at a peak, as all 14 schools will be in action headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Michigan State in what could be a de facto Big Ten East championship game.