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Dienhart: These junior college transfers will help Big Ten teams

A coach never wants to build a program around junior college players. But they can be valuable to help fill in gaps on a roster, especially during the building process. And the Big Ten will feature several interesting JC transfers. Here are the schools that figure to be impacted the most by junior college transfers this fall. ILLINOIS The Fighting Illini are counting on Del’Shawn Phillips from NJCAA champion Garden City CC to start at a linebacker spot. And Phillips’ teammate, QB Dwayne Lawson, is verbally committed but needs to get his associates degree at Garden City this summer to

View the 2017 All-Big Ten Baseball Teams & award winners

The 2017 All-Big Ten baseball teams and award winners, as selected by the conference coaches, were released Tuesday. Iowa’s Jake Adams was named the unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year and was the lone unanimous first-teamer. See the full team inside.

BTN Podcast: Episode 1 with Nicole Auerbach

BTN is launching a podcast that will talk all things Big Ten, hosted by BTN.com's Alex Roux. USA Today sports reporter and Michigan grad Nicole Auerbach jumped on as a guest for Episode 1.

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten kickers

With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work before fall camp kicks off. Some positions are in better shape than others for certain schools. Let’s take a look at the seven schools in the best shape at kicker.

Big Ten softball tournament: Minnesota shuts out Ohio State in final

For the third time in the last four years, Minnesota is the Big Ten softball tournament champion. The Golden Gophers, who rallied past Illinois, 6-5, in the semifinals, shut out Ohio State, 6-0, in the tournament final Saturday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan.