STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- What we learned from Week 2 in Penn State's 21-3 nonconference win against Akron: 1. The new, aggressive defense is a winner: This wasn't a terrible Akron offense, and the defense came up big time and time again.
about 1288 days ago | Josh Moyer | 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 1440 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when coach Tim Beckman arrived.
about 1471 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded late in the season to finish just shy of 1,000 receiving yards.
about 1480 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're starting to wrap up the 2013 Big Ten season, which included the rise of Michigan State to elite status, more accolades for Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, Iowa's mini-renaissance, Northwestern's backslide, Jerry Kill's health-related absence and Minnesota's impressive response, up-and-down seasons from Michigan and Nebraska and much more.
about 1524 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. Now it's time to honor the top freshmen from 2013 with our Big Ten all-freshman team. Here it is: OFFENSE QB: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State (captain) RB: Corey Clement, Wisconsin WR: DeAngelo Yancey, Purdue WR: Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska* TE: Maxx Williams, Minnesota* TE: Jake Butt, Michigan OL: Dan Voltz, Wisconsin* OL: Ben Lauer, Minnesota* OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State* OL: Jacob Bailey, Indiana* OL: Kyle Kalis, Michigan* DEFENSE DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State (captain) DL: Austin Johnson, Penn State* DL: Avery Moss, Nebraska* DL: Willie Henry, Michigan* LB: Michael Rose, Nebraska* LB: Nyeem Wartman, Penn State* LB: T.
about 1552 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
ATHENS, Ga. -- We learned on Sunday that No. 22 Georgia (8-4) would face Nebraska (8-4) in its bowl game for the second straight season. Let's take a closer look at the two teams in advance of the TaxSlayer.
about 1560 days ago | David Ching | Georgia Bulldogs
This will blow over in time. This will all blow over in time. Penn State junior receiver Allen Robinson is likely headed to the NFL after this season. Wisconsin is nursing a lot of key injuries as the BYU game approaches.
about 1592 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
We had our first, full six-game conference day on Saturday, and half of those games came down to the absolute wire. If you're not at the top end of the Big Ten (hello, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State) or the bottom (sorry, Purdue), chances are you're going to find yourself in a very tight game in November.
about 1595 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions