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Which school is Big Ten Running Back U? Let's take a look at recent numbers

The trend in recent years has been for NFL teams to avoid drafting running backs in the first round. The first back didn’t come off the board in 2014 until the 54th pick. The Big Ten hasn’t been immune to that trend. [ MORE: View all of our NFL draft coverage ] In the last 10 drafts, since 2005, the Big Ten has had just three running backs taken in the first round: Minnesota’s Laurence Maroney (2006), Illinois’ Rashard Mendenhall (2008) and Ohio State’s Beanie Wells (2009). And five drafts have passed since Wells was the last Big Ten back

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Saturday's five spring games

There was a lot of spring game action across the Big Ten over the weekend. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue all hosted spring games Saturday, leaving four Big Ten teams still in action.

Big Ten links: Jim Delany's plan, Ohio State spring game & much more

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has laid out his plan for freshman ineligibility. In a 12-page letter titled “Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us” and sent to media members Friday, Delany reiterated why he believes a so-called year of readiness would be beneficial at this “critical moment in the evolution of intercollegiate athletics.” The letter is not a proposal, he wrote. He did, however, lay out a plan to raise scholarship limits in FBS football and Division I men’s basketball and add scholarships in women’s sports to stay compliant with Title IX. Under

Gallery: Our favorite photos from Ohio State's spring game

Reigning national champ Ohio State hosted its annual Scarlet-Gray Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon in front of a spring game record 99,391 fans. [ MORE: Watch replay of Ohio State spring game on BTN2Go ] Take a look at our favorite USA Today Sports photos from the spring game below.

#BTNStandout: Ohio State's Noah Brown snags one-handed catch

Ohio State football fans heard all about Noah Brown during spring practices. In Saturday’s spring game, the sophomore wide receiver showed what all the talk was about. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Ohio State spring game on BTN2Go ] Expected to be Ohio State’s next breakout offensive player, Brown made a terrific one-handed grab on a Cardale Jones pass thrown behind him. Running a slant pattern over the middle, the sophomore wide receiver, somehow, was able to adjust to the errant toss, reach his left hand up behind him and bring it in for the reception. This catch took

BTN.com's top moments & plays from Saturday's spring games

There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.