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
Spring football 2015 is in the books. It's never smart to put too much emphasis on what we see in the spring, but that doesn't mean we should highlight the best of the best performances.
BTN.com Web Editor Sean Merriman teamed up with Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Senior Web Editor Brent Yarina to create a list of the top three Big Ten NFL Draft prospects at each position.
The long awaited inaugural Big Ten tournament is finally upon us, as all six conference teams head to Piscataway for three days of elite lacrosse. [ MORE: Mark Dixon recaps a wild final Saturday on the men’s side ] 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 ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State
When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged. [ MORE: Get all of our NFL draft coverage ] How bad has it been? The league hasn’t had a signal-caller taken in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins was tabbed by the Panthers in 1995 with the No. 5 pick. Many feel current Penn State rising junior Christian Hackenberg will end that drought when he comes out for the draft. No Big Ten quarterbacks figure to be drafted this year. Rutgers’ Gary Nova may be the league’s best hope. Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian also is gaining
Northwestern and Ohio State shared the Big Ten crown Sunday, both shooting a three-round score of 863 at the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships. [ MORE: Illinois men win sixth Big Ten title in last seven years ] The Wildcats and Buckeyes were followed by third-place Purdue (872), fourth-place Michigan State (878) and fifth-place Michigan (882) at the par-72, 6,221-yard Fort Golf Resort. Due to the Big Ten’s tiebreaking procedures, the Buckeyes earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. Northwestern won its second Big Ten title, while Ohio State secured its 13th Big Ten Championship. Northwestern’s Sarah
Coming off a season that saw Ohio State take home the national championship, the highlight of a successful 2014 bowl season, the Big Ten is not slowing down this spring season.
When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the
The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces