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Dienhart: These junior college transfers will help Big Ten teams

A coach never wants to build a program around junior college players. But they can be valuable to help fill in gaps on a roster, especially during the building process. And the Big Ten will feature several interesting JC transfers. Here are the schools that figure to be impacted the most by junior college transfers this fall. ILLINOIS The Fighting Illini are counting on Del’Shawn Phillips from NJCAA champion Garden City CC to start at a linebacker spot. And Phillips’ teammate, QB Dwayne Lawson, is verbally committed but needs to get his associates degree at Garden City this summer to

View the 2017 All-Big Ten Baseball Teams & award winners

The 2017 All-Big Ten baseball teams and award winners, as selected by the conference coaches, were released Tuesday. Iowa’s Jake Adams was named the unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year and was the lone unanimous first-teamer. See the full team inside.

Dienhart: Grad transfers give Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers a lift

Grad transfers continue to be a big part of the college landscape, as players move from one school to another after graduation … and are immediately eligible. Three schools in the Big Ten will benefit more than the rest in 2017: Purdue, Rutgers and Northwestern.

2017 football schedule analysis: Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue has an uphill climb, but Jeff Brohm has given fans hope for a turnaround. Tom Dienhart looks at the Boilermakers' 2017 schedule in Year 1 under Brohm.

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten quarterback units

With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work before fall camp kicks off. Some positions are in better shape than others for certain schools. Let’s take a look at the seven schools in the best shape at quarterback.