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 12 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
It is no surprise that first-year Illinois coach Tim Beckman is making the fertile recruiting grounds of Ohio a priority given his ties to the area, but few could have imagined the Fighting Illini would be as active in the Buckeye State as they've been in the 2013 class.
about 627 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail