Friday night was a huge success for the Big Ten. [ MORE: Six former Big Ten stars selected in first round ] A total of 17 former Big Ten players were selected in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday. There were six players from the conference picked in Thursday’s first round, which gives the Big Ten a total of 23 selections through the first two days of the draft. The SEC, considered by many to be the most dominant college football conference in the nation, had 22 picks through the first two days. We
Well, that was quite a first night of the NFL Draft. We round up a variety of stories from Big Ten outlets, including some good news for Iowa's Drew Ott. Also, one national college football writer says the Big Ten is back in a pretty big way. catch up on Friday's headlines.
BTN.com writer Sean Merriman offers his top 10 Big Ten NFL Draft steals.
The NCAA has lifted its ban on satellite football camps, and that was the right thing to do, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
The most controversial topic in college football’s offseason took a turn today as the NCAA Board of Governors voted to rescind the recent ban on satellite camps. [ MORE: Everything you need to know about satellite camps ] Satellite camps are essentially high school football camps held off an institution’s campus. They allow college coaches to travel across the country and get a chance to see high school football prospects in other regions. In return, these coaches are able to make in-person evaluations of these prospects, which became a cause of concern for several coaches across the nation, specifically those
Earlier today, I posted my All-Spring Football Team for the offensive side of the ball. Now I’ll get into the defensive players who stood out to me and made my All-Spring Football defensive Team after the past few weeks of spring games and practices. As I mentioned then, all available spring football games are on BTN2Go, in case you want to look back. Here are the links to watch: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin. Let’s get to my defensive team. Keep this post handy and let’s see how it plays
2016 Big Ten spring football season is over and the 2016 NFL Draft is here. As recent Big Ten football stars move on to their pro careers, new names line up to take their place next fall. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart watched plenty of spring football and he names the offensive players who caught his eye.
One is known for Neil Armstrong and global engineers. The other is known for powering the world’s aircraft and producing exclusive luxury automobiles. Together, they’re planning to create the jet aircraft of the future. Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind., is about 4,000 miles from Rolls-Royce’s global headquarters in London, but the company also maintains major engineering, design and manufacturing operations in Indiana and Virginia. While the geographic and cultural complexities among the two organizations might make a research and development partnership seem problematic, there’s actually a strong foundation for that kind of relationship. For one thing, more than
BTN.com writer Sean Merriman offers his list of 10 superlatives to get you prepared for this year's NFL Draft.
Purdue has had some surprising success in the last 10 NFL drafts, with 19 overall selections and three first-round picks. Not bad for a program that has been to just four bowls in the last 10 years and none since 2012. Linemen have been the most common picks, with seven coming on defense and five on offense. The Boilermakers’ ability to produce defensive ends/outside linebackers has been remarkable, with the likes of Ryan Kerrigan, Anthony Spencer, Cliff Avril, Ray Edwards, Rob Ninkovich and Ryan Russell coming off the board in recent years. Purdue is billed as the “cradle of quarterbacks”