We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the big uglies. Illinois: This is another group that appears to be in significantly better shape now than at the start of coach Tim Beckman's tenure.
about 1181 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 1255 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Welcome back, Ron Swanson. Braxton Miller will "probably start" for Ohio State after missing the last two games and almost all of a third. Bradley Roby took some exception to all the praise about Wisconsin as Big Ten royalty.
about 1336 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions
Offensive tackle Ben Lauer (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) will not have to travel too far for college after committing to Minnesota, Scout.com reports. North Dakota and North Dakota State also offered the bookend.