Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard.
about 510 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when coach Tim Beckman arrived.
about 575 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The official invite list for the 2014 NFL combine is out, and 36 Big Ten players will try to impress pro scouts during workouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25. In case you were wondering, that's fourth most among conferences behind the SEC (71 invitees), the ACC (48) and the Pac-12 (45).
about 604 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Our postseason Top 25 player countdown concluded earlier today with a familiar name -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller -- at the top. What did you think of the rundown? Let us know here and here.
about 610 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
If you thought the Hollywood awards season lasted a long time, well, it has nothing on college football. There's now an endless number of individual trophies, many sponsored by city sports commissions or other groups who want to be associated with college football.
about 653 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Big Ten released its all-conference teams as selected by coaches and the media earlier this month. We didn't have a vote for the media teams, and we don't pretend to know as much about football as the league's coaches.
about 657 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
You've had a chance to check out the 2013 All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners. The four major award winners -- Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year -- will be unveiled Tuesday.
about 670 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Big Ten has released its official 2013 all-conference teams as selected by the coaches and media, along with some of the major individual award winners. We'll have reaction to the choices in a bit, but first digest these lists: Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year: Braxton Miller, Ohio State Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year: Allen Robinson, Penn State Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year: Devin Funchess, Michigan Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year: Taylor Lewan, Michigan Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year: Chris Borland, Wisconsin Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year: Cody Webster, Purdue First team (coaches) QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin C: Corey Linsley, Ohio State G: John Urschel, Penn State G: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin T: Brandon Scherff, Iowa T: Taylor Lewan, Michigan TE: C.
about 670 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The college football award finalists were revealed earlier this week, and for the Big Ten, it brought more snubs than selections. Although standouts like Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Purdue punter Cody Webster are up for national awards, others like Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah surprisingly didn't make the cut.
about 675 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions