The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away and doesn't even have a determined location, so why should you get excited about it? Because the Big Ten could have a breakthrough. ESPN's Mel Kiper has produced lists of top prospects at quarterback, defensive end, running back and defensive tackle.
about 1380 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Few preseason prognosticators create as much excitement around their summer picks as Phil Steele. The college football guru packs a tremendous amount of information and research into his preseason magazines.
about 1381 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Is this heaven? Nope, still Iowa. But happy to be back. One Michigan State receiver is suspended for the spring, while two others are stepping up in his place. Spartans' DL Lawrence Thomas might finally approach his potential this year.
about 1435 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
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 1479 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited from a wide receiver corps that cleaned up its act.
about 1553 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | 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 1556 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
RIP, Country Mac. The team-first approach is working wonders for Northwestern as it prepares for the biggest game on its campus in years. Wildcats receiver Tony Jones is ready to measure himself against All-American cornerback Bradley Roby.
about 1630 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions