When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. knows his stuff. [ MORE: See all 20 of the Big Ten’s picks from Rounds 4 through 7 ] The well-known NFL Draft guru recently put together a list of possible early-impact performers from Rounds 4 through 7. Kiper Jr. lists former Big Ten defensive standouts Jake Ryan (Michigan) and Michael Bennett (Ohio State) on the list. Ryan was selected in the fourth round with the No. 129 pick by the Green Bay Packers. “I could see (Jake) Ryan challenging to move into one of the inside linebacker roles
Iowa baseball fans were treated to an eye-popping, diving catch on Tuesday night. [ MORE: Purdue’s Alec Olund lays out for highlight grab ] Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, this one came at their expense. Holding onto a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Iowa senior Nick Day stepped to the plate with no outs. Day hit a shot to deep left-center, which looked like it was going to land in the gap. However, Western Illinois’ Brent Turner laid out for the ball and made an incredible diving catch. Check it out in the video. This certainly get’s
Spring football ended across the Big Ten almost two weeks ago. The long offseason is here—but work remains. All 14 league teams enter the summer with some nagging questions. First up: The Big Ten West. ILLINOIS 1. Is the d-line better? Tim Beckman brought in Mike Phair from the NFL to coach the line and co-coordinate. He has been in the pros the last 13 years. This D needs help after ranking 94th, 105th and 107th in the nation in scoring in Beckman’s first three seasons. And it starts up front. 2. Can the offensive line get a push? This
Looks like Michigan State is talking to Florida about playing some hoops. This is good news. Mlive.com points out that the two schools have met six times, including in the 2000 national championship game—when MSU won the Big Ten’s last title. Each team has won three times, including the Gators taking the last matchup in 2009. Who will be coaching the Gators? *** OK, Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour offers her take on satellite camps. And, I like it. She says everyone should be able to do them … or no one should. She also recently went on to say:
The inaugural season of Big Ten lacrosse is in the history books and four teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament with the hopes of claiming the 10th championship in the last eleven years for a Big Ten school. [ MORE: Penn State claims inaugural Big Ten women’s lacrosse tourney crown ] Penn State won the first-ever Big Ten Tournament title last weekend and received the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Maryland, Northwestern and Ohio State all received at-large berths to the NCAA field. It’s an NCAA Tournament filled with familiar matchups as we preview the hopes for the conference
When it comes to college recruiting, our friends over at Scout.com do a phenomenal job. [ MORE: BTN.com’s 2015-16 Big Ten hoops power rankings ] Scout’s basketball recruiting team recently released their final rankings for the 2015 class, and it is loaded with future Big Ten stars from top to bottom. A total of 14 Big Ten prospects land on the top-100 list, highlighted by Maryland five-star signee Diamond Stone, who is the No. 6-ranked prospect in the class. Here is a complete look at where all 14 Big Ten signees appear in the rankings. 6. Diamond Stone, Maryland Measurables:
With the 2015 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, the Big Ten's 35 draft picks are starting to select their NFL numbers. See all of the confirmed numbers inside.
With 2015 NFL Draft behind us, I decided to take a look back at the previous 10 drafts and select a best and worst pick for each Big Ten team, including Maryland and Rutgers. See my picks inside.
A post shared by OG Anunoby (@oanunoby) on May 3, 2015 at 6:16pm PDT O.G. Anunoby has yet to don the famed Candy Stripe pants, but Indiana basketball fans are oohing and aahing over the recruit’s athleticism. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] For good reason, too. Anunoby, a wing player out of Missouri, recently posted a video on Instagram of him throwing down a 180, through-the-legs dunk in slow motion. It was really nice; in fact, it looked like something Victor Oladipo would do. Watch the dunk in the video at
No one would argue that having NFL talent will surely help a college team be successful. Ohio State is proof of that. The Buckeyes, winners of at least a share of six of the last 10 Big Ten titles, annually are in the mix for the Big Ten's most NFL draft picks.