The second day of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. A total of 12 former Big Ten stars were selected in the second day of the NFL Draft, with eight of them landing in the second round, and four in the third round.
Big Ten women’s lacrosse fans were treated to a pair of incredible semifinal games on Friday. No. 2-seeded Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 13-10 victory over No. 3 Northwestern. No. 4 Ohio State followed that up with a memorable 11-10 upset win over No. 1 and reigning national champ Maryland. With the victory, the Buckeyes captured their first-ever win over a top-ranked team in program history. OSU’s incredible win also snapped Maryland’s 27-game win streak. Penn State will take on Ohio State in the women’s Big Ten championship game at noon ET on Sunday. Catch up
The Big Ten had three first-round picks last night to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft. That brings the Big Ten school’s total first-round picks to 57 in the last 11 drafts. Ohio State leads the way with 13 first-round picks, almost twice as many as No. 2 school Wisconsin which has had seven. On Thursday, Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. It is a bit of a surprise to see Illinois No.
Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft. You can track the draft at FoxSports.com. Illinois: TE Matt LaCosse, 7th round-FA Indiana: RB Tevin Coleman, 2nd-3rd round Iowa: DT Carl Davis, 2nd-3rd round Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs, 3rd-4th round Michigan: WR Devin Funchess, 3rd-4th round Michigan State: RB
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, paced by former Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff (No. 5, Washington).
The opening day of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament featured two outstanding games. Northwestern started the day with an impressive 13-9 win over Michigan. Ohio State followed that up with a commanding 17-7 victory over Rutgers. The Wildcats will advance to Friday’s semifinals where they will take on Penn State at 5:30 ET. Ohio State will follow that with a semifinal matchup against Maryland. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. NORTHWESTERN 13, MICHIGAN 9: RECAP | VIDEO Northwestern shook off a sloppy start and held off a pesky Michigan squad to claim
Now that we know who will be back for the 2015-16 season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina combined to release a super-early power rankings.
BTN’s Mike Wolf and Courtney Connor preview the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in this week’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Report. Maryland won the regular season Big Ten title and top overall seed, while Penn State will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams earned a first-round bye and open the tourney Friday. The four other teams will begin tourney play on Thursday, with No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 3 Northwestern (3 p.m. ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State (5:25 p.m. ET). Find links to watch Thursday’s quarterfinals on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, and Friday’s semifinals
No Big Ten school has produced defensive backs like Ohio State over the past 10 years. Since the 2005 draft, the Buckeyes have had 12 defensive backs taken with a league-high three of those coming in the first round–Donte Whitner in 2006; Malcolm Jenkins in 2009; Bradley Roby in 2014. Nebraska is right behind Ohio State with 11 picks, including two first-rounders: Prince Amukamara in 2011 and Fabian Washington in 2005. [MORE: Read all of our Big Ten NFL Draft coverage. ] The Big Ten has had 70 defensive backs picked, with 10 first-round selections, over the last 10 years. Michigan
In Thursday's Big Ten links, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talked to reporters at the College Football Playoff spring meetings about the satellite camps this week. "I view it as permissible practice," Delany said. Also, get some last minute Big Ten updates before tonight's NFL Draft