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.
BTN.com writer Sean Merriman offers his top 10 Big Ten NFL Draft steals.
The NCAA has lifted its ban on satellite football camps, and that was the right thing to do, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
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
Earlier today, I posted my All-Spring Football Team for the offensive side of the ball. Now I’ll get into the defensive players who stood out to me and made my All-Spring Football defensive Team after the past few weeks of spring games and practices. As I mentioned then, all available spring football games are on BTN2Go, in case you want to look back. Here are the links to watch: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin. Let’s get to my defensive team. Keep this post handy and let’s see how it plays
2016 Big Ten spring football season is over and the 2016 NFL Draft is here. As recent Big Ten football stars move on to their pro careers, new names line up to take their place next fall. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart watched plenty of spring football and he names the offensive players who caught his eye.
BTN.com writer Sean Merriman offers his list of 10 superlatives to get you prepared for this year's NFL Draft.
BTN.com's Sean Merriman goes one-on-one with ESPN's Tom VanHaaren to explain everything you need to know about satellite camps and where they stand today.
Iowa, fresh off one of the school’s greatest seasons in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start, capped a successful spring practice Saturday afternoon. Don’t’ look now, but Kirk Ferentz 18th edition of the Hawkeyes could have a shot to repeat as West champs. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Iowa spring game on BTN2Go ] Iowa welcomes back a strong corps of players on both sides of the ball, led by QB C.J. Beathard on offense and CB Desmond King on defense. But there are some concerns as the Hawkeyes. The defense could be a cut-above if the front
(AP) Iowa had hoped that the return of star defensive end Drew Ott would fill out its defense. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Iowa spring game on BTN2Go ] The Hawkeyes should be stout on that side of the ball anyway. Iowa suffered its first major loss in 2016 when the NCAA denied Ott’s appeal for an extra year of eligibility because of a medical hardship. But the Hawkeyes should still have one of the best defenses in the Big Ten next fall, with seven starters back from a unit that allowed just 19 points a game last season.