We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentley and Eaton Spence), as well as Zane Petty, who started the final seven games at free safety.
about 8 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Big Ten went 2-5 in bowl games for the second consecutive season, but there were notable performances around the league, even in losing efforts. Here's a look at ESPN.com's Big Ten all-bowl squad: OFFENSE QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State: He followed his first career 300-yard passing performance in the Big Ten championship with his second in the Rose Bowl against Stanford.
about 64 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Every weekday over the next two weeks, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: UCF. The Nittany Lions will welcome Central Florida as their first big test in 2013 -- and it's not going to be easy.
about 235 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions