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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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Dienhart: Five observations from Penn State's spring game

What will Penn State do for an encore coming off a surprising Big Ten title? The Nittany Lions could repeat, as most of the key cogs from last season are back led by QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley on offense, along with an improving line.

Ten-year NFL draft snapshot: Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue has struggled the last four years, winning just nine games. And, those struggles have been mirrored in the NFL draft over that span, as just four Boilermakers have been taken since 2013.

Dienhart: Five observations from Rutgers' spring game

Chris Ash has a better grasp of his team as he enters Year Two. But, work remains, especially on offense. Here are BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's five observations from the spring game.

When in Rome: Michigan arrives in Italy for week-long trip

The Michigan football team arrived in Rome on Sunday morning, and Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines wasted no time soaking up the Eternal City.. Get a quick recap of Michigan's first day of the week-long trip inside.

Dienhart: Five observations from Wisconsin's spring game

Paul Chryst and Wisconsin are looking to defend their Big Ten West title. But there is work to do. A new dynamic: Chryst will be on his third defensive coordinator in three years, as he promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to take over what has been one of the top defenses in the nation in recent years.

Dienhart: Plenty of changes for Brian Ferentz, Iowa offense

With progress comes change. At least that’s the hope at Iowa, which has a lot new moving parts on offense. The defense? The song remains the same on that side of the ball with longtime coordinator Phil Parker still running the show. But check out this roll call of change on offense inside.

Dienhart: Five observations from Iowa spring game

Tom Dienhart was in attendance for Iowa's first-ever spring game under the lights at Kinnick Stadium, and he came away with five key observations.