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Tour Penn State's New Football Weight Room

Bill O’Brien is trying to put his fingerprint on the Penn State football program. With that in mind, the first-year coach made sure his players received a new weight room. They did, and the place is nice and modern, which hasn’t always been the case at Penn State. Whereas machines littered the weight room during Joe Paterno’s regime, free weights and high tech equipment are the new thing at the Lasch Football Building. Watch a GOPSUTV YouTube tour of the new weight room in this post. The Nittany Lions kick off their summer conditioning program on Monday, May 14 in

Which undrafted B1G players signed free-agent deals?

Immediately following the 2012 NFL Draft on Saturday night, undrafted players began inking free-agent deals. The list of players continues to grow, but see the Big Ten products who have signed and check out some of their tweets in this post. Here’s the official list from And don’t forget about the 41 Big Ten players who were drafted during the three-day event. See all the signees below: ILLINOIS K Derek Dimke, Detroit Lions Thanks for all the shout outs!!! Happy to rep the Illini nation and the lions! — Derek Dimke (@DDimke13) April 29, 2012 G Jack Cornell, Baltimore Ravens

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41 Big Ten Products selected in 2012 NFL Draft

The 2012 NFL Draft came to a close Saturday night. Forty-one former Big Ten stars were selected during the three-day event in New York, including four first-rounders: Iowa’s Riley Reiff, Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus, Wisconsin Kevin Zeitler and Illinois’ A.J. Jenkins. Mercilus and Jenkins were the first of four Illini drafted in the first 48 picks. Even more impressive, four of the Big Ten’s first six players off the board were Illini. Catch up on the entire draft with’s Draft Tracker and see all the Big Ten picks in this post. ROUND 1 No. 23: Iowa OT Riley Reiff, Detroit

BCS Takes Step Toward Football Final Four

Be prepared to say good-bye to the old Bowl Championship Series system. Or, perhaps you feel more like uttering “good riddance.” Either way, get ready to say “hello” to a college football playoff. That’s correct—a playoff. No, you haven’t died and gone to heaven. It’s true. College football could be crowning its national champion with a playoff as soon as the 2014 season, although there is plenty of work to do before that. The 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame have emerged from three days of meetings in Hollywood, Fla., with a plan that will forever change the sport. It won’t


Draft Predictions: Who May Get Picked?

The NFL draft starts at 8 p.m. ET Thursday with the first round, continues Friday with rounds two and three before finishing Saturday with the final four rounds. For Big Ten players, questions linger. Which one will be the first off the board? Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff? Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus? Someone else? Earlier I talked to some experts about a few bigger Big Ten names and you can find links to draft histories for all Big Ten teams over here. Following is a look at which Big Ten players may get drafted and where. TOP PROSPECTS BY

Delany: Rose Bowl not blocking BCS change

(AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says BCS officials are narrowing the field of possible changes to college football’s postseason and the Rose Bowl is not standing in the way of progress. Delany has been meeting with his fellow commissioners, Notre Dame’s athletic director and other college football officials working on overhauling the Bowl Championship Series. Among the options being discussed Wednesday is a four-team playoff that could be held separate from the bowls. Delany says there is “pretty high expectation that there’s going to be change.” He also says he wants the group to proceed with caution. He says:

Daily Links: Nebraska's Pelini gets raise

A look at the #B1G football headlines on a wonderful Wednesday in the heart of America, including a Nebraska coach getting a raise, a Wisconsin linebacker getting a haircut, and a quarterback battle at Penn State getting ready to heat up. Husker raise: Bo Pelini’s contract has been bumped back to five years, and his salary has been increased from $2.775 million to $2.875 million—per terms of the revised agreement signed a year ago–reports Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald. Pelini’s deal runs through 2016. This, of course, will help Pelini in recruiting and offer this building program the stability

Iowa's Riley Reiff

Dienhart: NFL Experts on Big Ten Talents

If NFL teams are looking for linemen, they may look to the Big Ten often when the draft kicks off with the first round at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. The Big Ten’s top prospects with the best chance to hear their names called on Thursday are linemen: Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff; Wisconsin center Peter Konz; Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler; Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy; Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus. “It’s a good collection of players,” said NFL Network analyst Charles Davis. In fact, most analyst feel Reiff—who is coming out early–will be the first Big Ten player pick,

J.J. Watt All-time Big Ten NFL Draft Picks

The 2012 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night and runs through Saturday afternoon at Radio City Music Hall in New York. To get our readers excited for the three-day marathon of analysis and predictions, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane. With the help of, we’ve linked to the site’s school-specific all-time draft results. Wondering which Illinois players have been selected since the draft’s inception? Find the answer for every Big Ten school in this post. Also, watch our Russ Lunde talk about the NFL draft now. See your team’s all-time NFL draft selections by clicking on

Closer Look At Big Ten Prime Time Games

The news came down today: The Big Ten features 14 home football prime time games that will appear on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN during the 2012 season.Wisconsin at Nebraska, Penn State at Iowa, and Michigan at Nebraska highlight the conference night schedule. Earlier this spring’s Tom Dienhart ranked his top 15 Big Ten games for next fall as well as his Top 15 non-conference games. Now read in this post Dienhart’s take on each of the prime time games once Big Ten Conference play begins Sept. 29. Sept. 29 : Wisconsin at Nebraska – 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2