Linebackers are the heart and soul of any good defense. Speed, strength, athletic ability, toughness … they must embody all of it. And no Big Ten team has a better collection of linebackers than Nebraska.
It’s the first Monday in July, and that means it’s preseason college football awards watch lists season. See which Big Ten players were named to the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award lists and view the full schedule of preseason watch lists in this post.
The Big Ten unit rankings continue with a look at the defensive lines. And, there are three standout fronts in the league, paced by Ohio State. In fact, the Buckeyes may have the best d-line in the nation.
Our BTN.com team officially wishes all you Big Ten fans a Happy Fourth of July. It’s been a busy week here in Big Ten country, as we welcomed two new members to the conference in Maryland and Rutgers.
I continue my Big Ten unit rankings with a look at the receiving/tight end corps. There is no shortage of good targets, with Big Ten newcomer Maryland featuring a monster collection of pass-catchers.
Who was the best male college athlete from the 2014 sports year? How about the best male U.S. Olympian? Those are just two of the six categories in which a current or former Big Ten athlete is nominated for at this year’s ESPY Awards on July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A.