Penn State junior cornerback Grant Haley and the Penn State defense have quite the test vs. No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart caught up with the Atlanta product for a quick Q&A.
This season hasn’t gone as planned for Iowa and quarterback C.J. Beathard. But the Hawkeyes are coming off a big win, and they control their own destiny in a season that still has lots of promise for the defending Big Ten West champ
Meet Maryland’s Shane Cockerille, one of the most versatile players in America. The 6-2, 235-pound junior arrived in College Park, Maryland, as a heralded quarterback in 2013. Now, three years and two positions later, he finds himself as one of the Big Ten’s better linebackers. Cockerille is No. 8 in the Big Ten tackles, averaging eight per game with 32 stops. Not bad for a guy who is in his first year at the position. After redshirting in 2013, Cockerille saw some action under center in 2014. The next year, he was moved to fullback but also still saw some
Consistency has been an issue for Purdue’s defense in recent years. But defensive tackle Jake Replogle has been a force during his entire tenure in West Lafayette, Indiana. The 6-5, 289-pound senior not only is the best defender for Purdue, he’s one of the top tackles in the Big Ten—if not the nation. He’s enjoying a strong start in his final season as he looks to get the program to its first bowl since 2012. So far, so good, as the Boilermakers are off to a 2-1 start as they trek to Maryland to begin Big Ten play this Saturday.
When the 2016 season dawned, Wisconsin’s secondary was a concern. There was just one starter back: cornerback Sojourn Shelton. And so far, he has led the way for a defensive backfield that is quickly becoming a strength in Madison.
There are some big games this Saturday in the Big Ten. And the Oregon-Nebraska tussle is one of the biggest. Jump inside to read BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Nebraska WR Alonzo Moore.
Devine Redding eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier as a reserve last season. What does he have in store for the 2016 season? Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Indiana RB inside.
The wait was long for Darius Hamilton is over. Finally. The monster Rutgers defensive tackle is back on the field, ready to create some havoc and be one of the Big Ten’s best interior linemen. Read our Q&A with him inside.
Chris Ash arrived at Rutgers from Ohio State and immediately went to work to build up the Scarlet Knights program. With spring football behind him, he talked with BTN.com's Tom Dienhart about the challenges ahead. "We are at the bottom of the Big Ten looking up," Ash said. "We are on 'The Hunt.'"
The D.J. Durkin era has begun at Maryland. And with it comes hope the Terrapins can move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.