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BTN's Tom Dienhart

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart covers Big Ten football all year. Check out these links:

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How have Big Ten quarterbacks fared in last 10 NFL drafts?

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

Big Ten links: Yogi Ferrell's return, NFL draft talk & much more

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.

Video: Gerry DiNardo sits down with new Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst

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,

Dienhart: Spring game adds to opening chapter of Chryst's Wisconsin career

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.

Josh Gasser, Duje Dukan dress up as Bill Belichick, Barry Alvarez

Fresh off a second straight Final Four run, former Wisconsin hoops stars Josh Gasser and Duje Dukan got the chance to serve as honorary coaches at the Wisconsin spring football game Saturday afternoon. [ Watch the replay of Wisconsin’s spring game on BTN2Go ] Gasser was in charge of the White team, while Dukan coached the Red team. In doing so, Gasser made the choice to dress up like New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. He is sporting the classic cut-off hooded sweat shirt look, with the long sleeve undershirt and khakis. Dukan is imitating Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry