The Big Ten saw 16 more former players selected throughout the final four rounds of the NFL Draft Saturday, as Michigan led the nation with a draft total and school record of 11 picks.
Twelve former Big Ten players were selected Friday in the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, including four more from Michigan and three more from Ohio State.
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.
Northwestern has agreed to a new contract with football coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2026 season, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.
While Northwestern has been to seven bowls in the last 10 years, it has had only nine NFL draft picks in that span. In fact, since 2007, Northwestern has failed to have a draft pick five times: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014.
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.
It’s difficult to believe, but Pat Fitzgerald is entering his 12th season as head coach at Northwestern. The all-time great Wildcat linebacker already is the all-time wins leader in Evanston with 77 with two 10-win seasons (2015 and 2012 and a nine-win effort in 2008).
When the Big Ten announced last fall that it would play some Friday night football games in 2017, it raised the eyebrows of some who didn’t think it was right to encroach on the traditional turf of high school football.