We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded late in the season to finish just shy of 1,000 receiving yards.
about 17 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Here's a team-by-team look at what to watch in the new Big Ten East this spring. Indiana Spring start: March 8 Spring game: TBA What to watch Getting defensive: The Hoosiers have had no trouble scoring since Kevin Wilson took over the program, but opponents have made it look even easier.
about 19 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions
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 33 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Both head coaches met with the media on Thursday morning in the final press conferences before Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. Here are some highlights from the session with Ohio State's Urban Meyer: • Safety Christian Bryant's request for a medical redshirt and an extra year of eligibility has been denied by the NCAA.
about 73 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Zach Smith won't shield his unit from criticism, and it received plenty for the issues of a struggling passing attack a year ago. But for all the problems that the Ohio State receivers coach is quick to point out, he's not going to make them shoulder all the blame, either.
about 206 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
Breaking down the Ohio State roster as training camp starts to heat up and the program turns its attention to the opener on Aug. 31 against Buffalo. WIDE RECEIVERS Top of the depth chart: Philly Brown and Devin Smith on the perimeter with Chris Fields in the slot Next in line: Michael Thomas might not have been able to crack the starting lineup with another impressive spring camp, but the sophomore is certainly knocking loudly on the door thanks to a complete package of size, willingness to take on contact, speed and an ability to make difficult grabs with his strong hands.
about 222 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The wait is over. The season might not be here yet, but football is officially returning with the start of training camp on Sunday. So after an offseason filled with questions about issues away from the field, the focus is once again back on the game itself.
about 226 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes