One of college football's most anticipated openers will kick off Saturday night in Houston, with No. 13 LSU taking on No. 14 Wisconsin -- two programs that might reside in different conferences, but share similar philosophies about playing mean-spirited, physical football.
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 873 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
FULLERTON, Calif. -- With the first-day jitters long gone and players beginning to settle into their game-day roles during the third day of practices for the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, several players continue to jump out with impressive performances.
about 1298 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Monday marked the first day of practice for Friday's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. While all of the players adjusted to the location and the morning practice time, more than a few hit the ground running at full speed.
about 1300 days ago | Erik McKinney and Brandon P. Oliver | NCF On The Trail
A verbal commitment to another school is not going to stop Cal's pursuit of Chikwe Obasih (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central). The 6-foot-3, 231-pound defensive end committed to Wisconsin picked up an offer from Cal on Thursday night, Obasih said.
about 1471 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
Wisconsin does not have many scholarships in the 2013 class, but they filled another one Sunday. Brookfield (Wisc.) Central defensive end Chikwe Obasih (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) committed to the Badgers, becoming Wisconsin's fifth commitment in the 2013 class.
about 1545 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
Defensive end Chikwe Obasih (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central) has already seen offers come in from Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss among others. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound end has also been hearing from some big-time programs, including Michigan.
about 1590 days ago | Tom VanHaaren | Michigan Wolverines