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2017 football schedule analysis: Illinois Fighting Illini

Lovie Smith is looking to take the next step following a debut season that was filled with more downs than ups en route to a 3-9 season. Year 2 could be a tough one, too, as the 2017 schedule is filled with myriad challenges.

Big Ten football coaches weigh in on possible early signing period

The wheels are in motion for an early signing period in college football. You knew it was coming. The big question: What took so long? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the possible pros and cons of such a move.

Seven Big Ten players selected in first round of 2017 NFL Draft

Seven former Big Ten football players were selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which is the highest number of Big Ten draftees since 2006. Ohio State claimed the first three Big Ten selections, followed by two from Michigan and two from Wisconsin to close out the first round.

Spring in review: Our BTN.com 2017 All-Spring Team

Spring football is in the books for the Big Ten. Now, offseason work begins, as teams point toward training camp this summer. Check out Tom Dienhart's annual BTN.com All-Spring Team.