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 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.
With progress comes change. At least that’s the hope at Iowa, which has a lot new moving parts on offense. The defense? The song remains the same on that side of the ball with longtime coordinator Phil Parker still running the show. But check out this roll call of change on offense inside.
Tom Dienhart was in attendance for Iowa's first-ever spring game under the lights at Kinnick Stadium, and he came away with five key observations.
BTN's Tom Dienhart talks spring football with Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa Spring Football airs on BTN/BTN2Go Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Iowa has steadily deposited talent each in the NFL over the years, and we'll see more Hawkeyes playing on Sundays next season. Here's draft tape on a couple of them.
The Big Ten had five QBs drafted in 2016. When was the last time your school had a QB selected in the NFL Draft? Tom Dienhart takes a look.
On Wednesday, the Big Ten held a teleconference with its 14 football coaches to talk about the spring season and to prepare for the fall. We posted the audio for each coach on the call here, so jump in and take a listen.
Iowa had just one draft pick last year—barely--as C Austin Blythe went to the Colts in the seventh round. But several Hawkeyes figure to hear their name in this year’s draft, slated for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.
The NFL draft will take place from April 27-29 in Philadelphia. Who is the top prospect for each Big Ten school? I take a look, beginning with the Big Ten West.