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Big Ten Mailbag: How will unbalanced slate impact league?

I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag to answer your questions about the Big Ten’s looming nine-game league schedule, Michigan State concerns and Iowa’s prospects in 2016, among other topics. Let’s go! With schools playing nine Big Ten games this year, how important will scheduling be in deciding outcomes this fall? – Larry Roehrkasse It will be big, as for the first time since 1984, Big Ten teams will have to a nine-game conference schedule. Teams from the East Division will host five conference home games during even-numbered years, while teams from the West Division will host five conference home

Dienhart: Check out my 2016 All-Big Ten Undrafted Team

Many good Big Ten players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft. There were 47 of them, to be exact. But many more never heard their name called. In fact, you could make a pretty good team from the undrafted Big Ten players. [ MORE: See which undrafted Big Ten players inked rookie free-agent deals ] Check it out. And count on many of these guys making rosters as undrafted players. BTN.com All-Undrafted Team OFFENSE QB Joel Stave, Wisconsin (Vikings) RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois (Colts) RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (Vikings) WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois (Packers) WR Alex Erickson, Wisconsin (Bengals)

See which undrafted Big Ten names inked rookie free-agent deals

Forty-seven former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday in Chicago. What about the familiar names who went undrafted? [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Well, many of them spent Saturday night and Sunday morning finalizing rookie free-agent deals. See the reported deals thus far below. ILLINOIS WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers DB V’Angelo Bentley, New England Patriots RB Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis Colts Thank you God.! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/tvKOaSOB5R — V'Angelo Bentley (@VBentley_2) May 1, 2016 *** INDIANA TE Michael Cooper, Washington Redskins DL Darius Latham, Oakland

One fun fact for every Big Ten team from 2016 NFL Draft

Big Ten football teams have storied pasts, so it’s no surprise that many of them boast impressive NFL draft resumes. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Like, for example, did you know that three (Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska) of the five schools to have at least one draft pick in each of the last 50 drafts reside in the Big Ten? Or, that Nebraska is the only program with multiple selections in every draft during the modern era? Check out some fun Big Ten nuggets following the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday

NFL Draft: 17 former Big Ten players selected on Day 2

Friday night was a huge success for the Big Ten. [ MORE: Six former Big Ten stars selected in first round ] A total of 17 former Big Ten players were selected in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday. There were six players from the conference picked in Thursday’s first round, which gives the Big Ten a total of 23 selections through the first two days of the draft. The SEC, considered by many to be the most dominant college football conference in the nation, had 22 picks through the first two days. We

Big Ten links: Rounding up stories from NFL Draft's first round

Well, that was quite a first night of the NFL Draft. We round up a variety of stories from Big Ten outlets, including some good news for Iowa's Drew Ott. Also, one national college football writer says the Big Ten is back in a pretty big way. catch up on Friday's headlines.

Twitter reacts to NCAA Board vote to rescind Satellite Camps

The most controversial topic in college football’s offseason took a turn today as the NCAA Board of Governors voted to rescind the recent ban on satellite camps. [ MORE: Everything you need to know about satellite camps ] Satellite camps are essentially high school football camps held off an institution’s campus. They allow college coaches to travel across the country and get a chance to see high school football prospects in other regions. In return, these coaches are able to make in-person evaluations of these prospects, which became a cause of concern for several coaches across the nation, specifically those