When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the
The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces
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
It was a special night Tuesday at the Kohl Center, as Wisconsin celebrated its national runner-up men's basketball team, which lost to Duke in the title game earlier this month.
Former Wisconsin star and current Houston Texans all-world defensive end J.J. Watt enjoyed everything about the Houston Rockets' playoff win Tuesday night.
The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means teams are finalizing their boards as the big day nears. Every NFL organization has a need somewhere, and that is what makes the draft such a fun event.
Several Big Ten teams have had no trouble churning out NFL draft picks along the offensive line over the last 10 years. Recently, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin have done it the best. [ MORE: Check out Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten NFL draft snapshots ] In all, 73 Big Ten offensive linemen have been selected, including Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers, since the 2005 draft. Ten of those selections were first-rounders. But, if you had to make the pick, which school is the Big Ten’s Offensive Line U? Let’s take a quick look. Also: Select your team
Wisconsin has been one of the Big Ten’s bellwether programs of late, and that success has yielded 42 picks in the last 10 NFL drafts. See Tom Dienhart's Wisconsin's NFL draft snapshot inside.
Athlon Sports recently asked Big Ten personalities, including a quartet of BTN employees, to rank their favorite Big Ten towns. The top spot? That would be Madison.