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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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Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Indiana Hoosiers

The debut of Tom Allen at Indiana offered promise. The Hoosiers entered the finale with a chance to go bowling with a win, but IU lost at Purdue to finish 5-7 (2-7 Big Ten) and end a modest two-year bowl run. Still, Allen has this program pointed in the right direction.

Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois remains a work in progress under Lovie Smith, as the first two seasons with Smith haven’t brought much success. In fact, things got worse last season. Smith debuted with a 3-9 record (2-7 Big Ten) in 2016. Last season, the Fighting Illini went 2-10 (0-9).

Dienhart: 2018 National Signing Day notebook

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ohio State has the top recruiting class in the Big Ten. It’s the seventh consecutive year the Buckeyes have sat on top of the Big Ten recruiting board, which just happens to parallel the arrival of Urban Meyer in Columbus.

Fifty Big Ten stars invited to 2018 NFL Combine

The official list of the 2018 NFL Combine has been released, and 50 former Big Ten stars received an invitation. Big Ten champ Ohio State leads the Big Ten with 11 representatives, followed by Penn State (8) and Wisconsin (6), and 12 of the conference's teams have at least one representative.

Michigan State names Bill Beekman interim athletic director

Michigan State has named Bill Beekman as interim athletic director, the school and interim president John Engler announced Monday. Beekman, who recently served as acting president at Michigan State, will remain vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees, a title he's held since 2008.

Corey Clement, Brandon Graham help lead Philadelphia to Super Bowl LII

Several former Big Ten stars shined in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night in Minneapolis. Corey Clement (Wisconsin) and Brandon Graham (Michigan) had big nights to lead Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl crown. See how all one-time Big Ten stars performed inside.

Dienhart: A look at Big Ten's early 2018 NFL Draft entrants

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft has passed, as a record 106 players have been granted special early eligibility for the 2018 draft. The previous record for early entrants was 98 in the 2014 draft.

The Replacements: Top 5 Wisconsin players to replace

Wisconsin loses some key players, including DE Chikwe Obasih, OLB Leon Jacobs, DE Conor Sheehy, LB Jack Cichy (turned pro), S Joe Ferguson and CB Derrick Tindal. Here are the top five players the Badgers must replace.