The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2018 baseball individual award winners and All-Big Ten teams, as selected by the conference coaches. Illinois’ Bren Spillane was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, and Minnesota’s Patrick Fredrickson earned Pitcher and Freshman of the Year recognition. See the full team inside.
The conference office announced the bracket for the 2018 Big Ten Baseball Tournament, held May 23-27 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday, with first-round games, and continues through Sunday’s championship game on May 27.
The matchups and dates for the 2018 Gavitt Games were officially released Tuesday afternoon. See the full list of the eight games, including Wisconsin at Xavier and Michigan at Villanova, inside.
This morning, the Big Ten softball coaches held a Big Ten softball tournament teleconference with reporters from around the country. We posted the audio for each segment of the call here.
The Big Ten had 33 former stars selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. Following the final pick Saturday night, undrafted players began signing free-agent deals. See all of the Big Ten players who have inked free-agent deals below.
The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and 33 former Big Ten standouts were selected, paced by Penn State's Saquon Barkley (No. 2) and Ohio State's Denzel Ward (No. 4). Twenty-one Big Ten players were selected on the final day (Rounds 4-7).
In the last 10 NFL drafts, Ohio State has had 13 linebackers picked. Who sits at No. 2? Tom Dienhart breaks down the last decade of linebackers picked from the Big Ten.
When it comes to having tight ends drafted, no Big Ten school can match Iowa. The Hawkeyes have had four tight ends picks since 2008: Brandon Myers in the sixth round in 2009 to the Raiders; Tony Moeaki to the Chiefs in 2010; C.J. Fiedorowicz in 2014 to the Texans; George Kittle in 2017 to the 49ers.
When it comes to producing running backs recently, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin lead the way in the Big Ten, with each having four picked since the 2008 NFL draft.
Penn State traditionally is known as “Linebacker U.” But you also can think about it as “Defensive Line U,” as the Nittany Lions have had more d-linemen picked than any other Big Ten school in the last 10 NFL drafts. Penn State has had nine defensive linemen taken since 2008, including two first-rounders: Aaron Maybin in 2009 and Jared Odrick in 2010. Michigan is just one behind the Nittany Lions with eight defensive linemen selected in the last 10 NFL drafts, including two first-rounders: Brandon Graham was tabbed in the first round in 2010 and Taco Charlton in 2017. Iowa