Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game.
about 982 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Last week, Brian Bennett explained why he believes Ohio State's defensive line is the Big Ten's top position group coming out of spring practice. The Buckeyes return an excellent mix of depth and talent as players like Michael Bennett, Noah Spence, Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington all are back.
about 991 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
So there's this little event called the NFL draft that begins Thursday night in New York. First you've heard of it? Don't fret. There has been virtually no buildup. Like every year, we'll recap the Big Ten's draft performance, but we're admittedly more focused on the players still in the conference.
about 992 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Michigan's defense controlled play throughout the spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium, echoing a theme throughout most of the league that day. Several Big Ten squads held scrimmages or open practices, and the defenses had the edge in most of them.
about 1020 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
The ultimate Big Ten road trip for the 2014 season is, sadly, over. It's back to the reality of travel budgets and some Saturdays on the couch. For those who weren't paying attention the past few weeks, Brian Bennett and I each picked a game to attend -- featuring at least one Big Ten team -- during each week of the 2014 season.
about 1034 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started last season at the Leo (defensive end/outside linebacker) spot.
about 1055 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Several Big Ten recruiting targets will announce their college choices on national signing day, and perhaps none will generate more regional attention than Malik McDowell. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive lineman from Southfield, Mich.
about 1083 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
Our postseason Top 25 player countdown concluded earlier today with a familiar name -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller -- at the top. What did you think of the rundown? Let us know here and here.
about 1086 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Michigan offense spent most of this season trying to figure out its identity. It has returning pieces next year, but there are still a lot of question marks out there. Here are the defensive players that the Wolverines will definitely face this upcoming season who could prove to be the biggest threats.
about 1090 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Michigan Wolverines