Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard.
about 1226 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The 2014 NFL scouting combine is all wrapped up, and the countdown to the draft has begun. Monday, we looked at how Big Ten offensive players performed in the key drills. Now it's time to see how the defenders -- linemen, linebackers and defensive backs -- fared in their testing.
about 1301 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The NFL scouting combine -- also known as the world's most dissected job interview session -- began Wednesday in Indianapolis, and workouts begin Saturday. The hopefuls include 36 players from Big Ten schools, 38 if you count Maryland and Rutgers.
about 1307 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The official invite list for the 2014 NFL combine is out, and 36 Big Ten players will try to impress pro scouts during workouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25. In case you were wondering, that's fourth most among conferences behind the SEC (71 invitees), the ACC (48) and the Pac-12 (45).
about 1320 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The North team lost 20-10 to the South in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, but it was still a good day for many Big Ten draft hopefuls. Wisconsin seniors in particular grabbed the spotlight in Mobile, Ala.
about 1331 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Now that the 2013 college football season is officially in the books (thank you, Florida State, for ending our SEC nightmare), it's natural to take an early look toward 2014. Much will change between now and August.
about 1351 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
One week until Christmas. My early gift to you all: this mailbag. Grant from San Francisco writes: I couldn't be happier about the news that Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi are apparently staying in East Lansing, and with Dantonio's desire to turn the MSU coaching job into a destination position as Tom Izzo has done with the basketball coaching job.
about 1370 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Officially, we only do a first-team All-Big Ten here at the ol' blog. But there were tough decisions and plenty of players deserving of recognition in the 2013 season. So if we had to do a second team, here's what it would look like: Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State RB: James White, Wisconsin WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana TE: C.
about 1373 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
In the preseason, we took a stab at picking the over-under regular-season win totals for each Big Ten team. We used the baselines established by oddsmakers in Vegas. Now, it's time to see how we fared -- and find out which of us was smarter in August.
about 1379 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions