Monday was the deadline for players to declare their intentions for the 2017 NFL Draft. And the Big Ten saw 16 players declare. Seven of the 14 schools saw a player declare: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin.
With progress comes change. At least that’s how the old adage goes. And there have been many changes on coaching staffs in the Big Ten since the end of last season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the biggest and potentially most impactful additions to coaching staffs inside.
Say “hello” to the Pacific Pro Football. What is that, you say? It’s a new professional league that will launch in 2018. Its intent: To develop players, not compete with the NFL. The great Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! detailed the fledgling league.
In a big move, Urban Meyer is tabbing former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson to jazz up a Buckeye attack that too often goes stale in big games. Wilson is regarded as a bright offensive mind who elevated the Hoosier program the last six seasons, guiding IU to consecutive bowl bids the last two seasons.
Bowl season didn't go as planned for the Big Ten, which went 3-7, including a 1-3 clip in New Year's Six games. But the voters knew how good the Big Ten was all season, and that fact was evident in the final AP poll that includes a quartet of Big Ten teams in the top 10.
Yes, the 2017 football season is a ways off, but spring football is only a few months away. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart kicks off his early look at 2017 with an assessment of each East Divison team as of ... right now.
The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.
Here is a look at Big Ten players who have declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, which runs April 27-29 in Philadelphia. Players have until Jan. 16 to declare.
Ohio State had plans to play one more week, in an attempt to claim their second national title in three seasons. See how the Buckeyes reacted to the loss on Twitter inside.
Two years ago, Ohio State had a Cinderella run to the national title, knocking off Alabama and Oregon in the playoff to win it all in 2014. The Buckeyes will enjoy no such run this season after being the first team to make the playoff despite not winning its conference championships.