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NFL Draft: 14 Big Ten players selected on Day 3

Day 3 of the NFL Draft was a big one for the Big Ten. A total of 14 players were selected from the conference in rounds 4-7. The Big Ten had four players selected in the first round Thursday, and 12 guys taken in rounds 2 and 3 on Friday. Track all of the Big Ten picks in this post. [ MORE: FOXSports.com: Track all the 2014 NFL Draft picks | View our draft coverage ] ROUND 4 No. 112: Penn State DT DaQuan Jones (Tennessee) Nittany Lion DaQuan Jones (@RiDQulous_91) is now a @TennesseeTitans! #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/RcZ4Edj2T1 — Penn State

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Check out BTN.com's 2014 Big Ten NFL mock draft

The 2014 NFL Draft gets underway Thursday night, so the BTN.com team decided to host its own Big Ten football mock draft. The rules: Only Big Ten NFL draft prospects are eligible, and every manager must draft one of the following positions: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, ILB, OLB, CB, S. [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NFL Draft coverage ] Here are the teams. TOM DIENHART QB: Andrew Maxwell, Michigan State RB: Fitz Toussaint, Michigan WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State TE: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa OL: Taylor Lewan, Michigan DL: DaQuan Jones, Penn State ILB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin

Big Ten teams recognized for APR scores

The NCAA released the Academic Progress Report (APR) scores for schools that finished in the top 10 percent across all sports Wednesday. See the Big Ten teams that earned recognition in this post. [ MORE: NCAA.org: View results for every Big Ten school ] ILLINOIS Baseball Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Women’s Soccer Women’s Tennis INDIANA Men’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Men’s Golf Men’s Soccer Men’s Outdoor Track Women’s Tennis IOWA Baseball Men’s Golf MICHIGAN Men’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Basketball Women’s Gymnastics Women’s Volleyball Water Polo MICHIGAN STATE Men’s Tennis Women’s Gymnastics MINNESOTA Baseball Men’s Gymnastics Men’s Tennis Men’s

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Dienhart: Big Ten's big, bold move East

NEW YORK — Jim Delany is a man on the move. Catch him if you can. The Big Ten commissioner is tugging a big black bag behind him as he walks toward a waiting Amtrak train that’s headed from New York’s Penn Station to Union Station in Washington, D.C. Train 2109 departs at 8 a.m. And Delany is ahead of schedule. He has a big announcement to make. There is no time to be tired. Only time to think about what’s next. The Big Ten is changing before our eyes. Oh, we all knew this was coming. We have known

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Merriman: Best of 2014 Big Ten NFL Draft class

The NFL draft kicks off  Thursday evening, and it’s time to take a look at what NFL teams can expect from some of the top Big Ten prospects in this year’s draft class. Here is a list of 10 superlatives to get you ready for the much-anticipated NFL Draft. [ MORE: How Big Ten’s NFL Draft class stacks up to recent ones ] 1. Best passer: Kenny Guiton, Ohio State 2013 stats: 75-of-109, 749 yards, 14 TD, 2 INT Projected draft round: Late to undrafted 2. Best hands: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin 2013 stats: 78 rec, 1,081 yards, 7 TD Projected

#BTNLive poll: Want a B1G football title game out east?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Would you like to see an East Coast B1G Football Championship Game? The choices: #BTNyes or #BTNno. How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. There’s another very easy way to vote via Twitter or Facebook – just use click on the poll below.  

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How B1G's NFL draft class stacks up to recent ones

Le’Veon Bell, Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt. All three are former Big Ten standouts, and all three are current stars in the NFL. With the 2014 NFL Draft starting Thursday night, I was wondering if there any future NFL stars in this year’s Big Ten draft class? If so, how does this year’s class compare to recent Big Ten classes? Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft and a look at how they stack up to the past three Big Ten NFL Draft classes. [ MORE: Dienhart: My Top 10Big Ten NFL Draft

BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download NFL Draft Edition

With the 2014 NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday, let’s look back at how some of the players we have featured this year continue to represent their alma maters well on – and off – the football field. Tom Brady (Michigan) continues to be active with Best Buddies in Hyannis Port. Their annual Best Buddies Challenge is coming up at the end of this month! Since we featured Matt Light (Purdue), his foundation added a new event – Fool’s Night Out. Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (Penn State) continues to make an impact on communities in Illinois with his Goulden

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Gallery: Top 25 Big Ten NFL Draft prospects

The Big Ten is set to make a splash in this week’s NFL Draft, which will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has six Big Ten prospects being selected in his most recent mock draft. Here is a photo gallery of the Big Ten’s top 25 prospects in the 2014 draft class.  

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The comparison game: B1G draft hopefuls to pros

The NFL draft is quickly approaching – May 8-10, to be exact – and it looks like there could be plenty of Big Ten love in the first round. We have all heard the names like Taylor Lewan, Darqueze Dennard and Ryan Shazier. We know their strengths, and we know their weaknesses. But, which current NFL players do draft experts compare these incoming rookies to? Here’s what BTN NFL draft guru Russ Lande says. [ MORE: Top Big Ten NFL-Producing teams of last 5 years ] 1. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Comparison: Nate Solder, New England Patriots 2. Darqueze Dennard,