Michigan's defense controlled play throughout the spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium, echoing a theme throughout most of the league that day. Several Big Ten squads held scrimmages or open practices, and the defenses had the edge in most of them.
about 163 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
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 202 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The last two seasons have shown that two-quarterback systems can work in the Big Ten. Northwestern recorded 10 wins in 2012 while rotating Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian. Indiana led the Big Ten and ranked ninth nationally in total offense last fall while alternating between Tre Roberson and Nate Sudfeld.
about 236 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Before we close the book on the 2013 season, here's the final version of the Big Ten power rankings. Bowl performances were factored in, as well as how teams finished the season, although there aren't too many changes from the previous version of the power rankings.
about 245 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
One week until Christmas. My early gift to you all: this mailbag. Grant from San Francisco writes: I couldn't be happier about the news that Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi are apparently staying in East Lansing, and with Dantonio's desire to turn the MSU coaching job into a destination position as Tom Izzo has done with the basketball coaching job.
about 273 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. Now it's time to honor the top freshmen from 2013 with our Big Ten all-freshman team. Here it is: OFFENSE QB: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State (captain) RB: Corey Clement, Wisconsin WR: DeAngelo Yancey, Purdue WR: Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska* TE: Maxx Williams, Minnesota* TE: Jake Butt, Michigan OL: Dan Voltz, Wisconsin* OL: Ben Lauer, Minnesota* OL: Jack Conklin, Michigan State* OL: Jacob Bailey, Indiana* OL: Kyle Kalis, Michigan* DEFENSE DL: Joey Bosa, Ohio State (captain) DL: Austin Johnson, Penn State* DL: Avery Moss, Nebraska* DL: Willie Henry, Michigan* LB: Michael Rose, Nebraska* LB: Nyeem Wartman, Penn State* LB: T.
about 275 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Is the regular season really over? Flew by. Championship week is here, folks, but first some linkage for you. Ohio State is in good shape to play for a crystal football if it can beat Michigan State in Indy.
about 289 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Rivalry week in the Big Ten left no doubt: The conference's top two teams will meet in the league championship. Wisconsin's shocking home loss to Penn State ends the debate over whether the Badgers or Michigan State should be at No.
about 290 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Is it rivalry week already? Indeed it is. Where did this season go? There's no drama in the Big Ten division races as Ohio State and Michigan State have secured spots in the league championship game next week.
about 295 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions