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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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Dienhart: Nebraska Huskers in the last 10 NFL drafts

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Remember this amazing Ameer Abdullah TD?

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Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 36 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had three first-rounders.

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Big Ten links: Reports of a new TV deal has Big Ten buzzing

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Reports of a new Big Ten TV deal are coming out and at least one national writer says the six-year deal would make sense. Also, there are departures at Michigan State’s and Iowa’s football teams while another Big Ten star is testing the NBA Draft waters. Read Wednesday’s Big Ten headlines digest now.

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

Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Jeremy Langford (33) is chased by Michigan Wolverines linebacker Desmond Morgan (48) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Langford scores three TDs vs. Michigan

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Michigan State has been one of the Big Ten’s top programs in recent years, winning 11 or more games five times in the last six seasons. But the NFL draft doesn’t reflect that success. Instead, it reinforces the notion that Mark Dantonio and his staff have few peers when it comes to developing talent to fit their system.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Nebraska spring game

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To put it mildly, Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly. Nebraska struggled, no doubt about it, but the squad finished 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing 6-7 season that forever will be remembered by myriad tough losses.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Penn State spring game

Apr 16, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) throws a pass during a warmup prior to the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 37-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

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This is a big season for James Franklin, who begins his third campaign in State College looking for a breakthrough. He slowly has built up a depleted roster. And a staff alteration that included changing both coordinators offers intrigue. How will all of this play out for a program that dropped its last four games of 2015?

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Ohio State spring game

Apr 16, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Scarlet Team quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass against Gray Team defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle (93) during the Ohio State spring game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

We can watch this interception over and over

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Ohio State has a lot of holes to fill as it heads into 2016. That made Saturday’s spring game in front of spring game record 101,189 fans interesting. It actually carried some heft.

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Dienhart: Five things to watch in Ohio State spring game

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Urban Meyer talks about the Buckeyes' class

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Ohio State’s spring game always is a big deal. And Saturday’s festivities drip with more intrigue than usual, as the Buckeyes search for myriad answers as the program looks to get back on top of the Big Ten East.

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