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
When it comes to producing offensive linemen, no Big Ten school can match Wisconsin. But Iowa isn’t far behind. Here is a look at the offensive line production for the Big Ten in the last 10 NFL drafts.
The 2018 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and here is a look, courtesy of BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart, at receivers taken at each Big Ten school over the past 10 NFL drafts.
The Big Ten Conference revealed a breakdown of all 14 schools' opponents for the 2018-19 Big Ten men's basketball season on Thursday. Conference teams will compete in a 20-game conference schedule for the first time, playing seven teams both home and away and six teams once (three home and three away).
Registration is now open for the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. The seventh annual BTN Big 10K and 5K takes place on Sunday, Aug. 12, and returns to the picturesque lakefront along Soldier Field. The first 1,000 runners to register this year will receive a $50 virtual gift card to the BTN Fan Shop on BTN.com to buy their favorite school gear. Registration starts at $55 for adults for the 10K and $40 for the 5K. For children 12 and under, registration is $25 for the 5K. For all additional information on the BTN
BTN today announced its 2018 Spring Championships schedule, beginning with coverage of the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, April 30. The following week, the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship will air on Monday, May 7, at 5 p.m. ET. TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, will serve as the home to the women’s competition, while the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Md., will host the men. Michigan State earned its seventh women’s Big Ten Championship last year, while Illinois took home its third consecutive men’s title and eighth in the past nine seasons in
Illinois hasn’t had much success on the field the last four years, winning a combined 16 games and has been to one bowl since 2011. That lack of success has followed in the NFL draft, as the Fighting Illini have had just four picks total in the last four years.
You may not have noticed. But a big change has taken place in college football: recruits now can take official visits in the spring.
On Wednesday, the Big Ten football head coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here:
The 2017-18 season came to a close Monday night, with Villanova beating Big Ten tourney champ Michigan in the national final. As we all do after the season ends, it's time to turn the page to next season.