We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker.
about 792 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nobody is walking into a stress-free environment when Ohio State returns to the practice field in spring as long as national-title aspirations hang in the air and Urban Meyer prowls the sideline.
about 806 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The offseason conditioning program is in full swing. Signing day has come and gone. Blink and spring practice will already be here. Ohio State is less than a month away from getting back on the field and starting preparations for the 2014 season, and those days probably can't go by fast enough for a program coming off consecutive losses after a 24-game winning streak.
about 811 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
A record number of underclassmen elected to take the NFL plunge this year, but the Big Ten barely made a splash. Only four Big Ten juniors are entering the draft, continuing a recent downturn after just six left early a year ago.
about 833 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The guy with the higher stock indicated he was leaning toward staying. The one with all the uncertainty surrounding him declared himself ready for the next level and seemed to tilt toward the exit.
about 854 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No matter how much confidence Urban Meyer has expressed in the personnel and his coaching staff, there's obviously still one area that has his attention and perhaps leaves some reason for concern.
about 981 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
One freak play has Kyle Berger (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) itching to get back on the field this season. That the chance of that happening is very slim is hard to take for the Ohio State pledge and his high school coach, Chuck Kyle.
about 981 days ago | Brad Bournival | On The Trail: Midwest Region