Penn State has a reputation for producing linebackers, while Wisconsin has forged a legacy for churning out offensive linemen and running backs. But each school also has been proficient when it comes to having defensive linemen picked in the NFL draft.
Fun story from SBNation.com on the 25 best teams since 1980 not to win a national championship. No. 1 on the list: Penn State’s 1994 team.
The Big Ten spring football season came to a close late Saturday afternoon, meaning it's time to start counting down the days to the 2015 season openers.
The Big Ten put the finishing touches on spring football over the weekend with Rutgers, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin playing games. Here are some things I learned.
When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged. [ MORE: Get all of our NFL draft coverage ] How bad has it been? The league hasn’t had a signal-caller taken in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins was tabbed by the Panthers in 1995 with the No. 5 pick. Many feel current Penn State rising junior Christian Hackenberg will end that drought when he comes out for the draft. No Big Ten quarterbacks figure to be drafted this year. Rutgers’ Gary Nova may be the league’s best hope. Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian also is gaining
It’s official: Yogi Ferrell is coming back to Indiana. That means the Hoosiers can be very good next season with Ferrell, Troy Williams and James Blackmon at the core. And stud big man Thomas Bryant is arriving, too.
Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes have been best friends, high school teammates, college rivals and Big Ten stars. In a few days, they'll add NFL draft picks to the list.
Paul Chryst’s first spring back in Madison, Wisconsin, is now complete. The Badgers held their annual spring game Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Wisconsin spring game on BTN2Go ] In search of how the former Badger player and assistant is adjusting to life as the Wisconsin football coach, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo recently sat down with Chryst. Among several topics discussed, DiNardo asked Chryst about Wisconsin’s academic standards, his offensive approach and working for a legend who just so happens to have a statue outside of Camp Randall Stadium. Watch the interview in the video above. Also,
Paul Chryst knows the culture of this school and state. He knows, loves it, sells it and embraces it ... and most importantly, he understands it. That’s what makes Chryst so perfect for this job. He’s a natural in Wisconsin red. And, it showed today in Wisconsin's spring game.
And, that's a wrap. Saturday featured the Big Ten's last three spring football games of the year. Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin were in action on the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring season.