We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the big uglies. Illinois: This is another group that appears to be in significantly better shape now than at the start of coach Tim Beckman's tenure.
about 455 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The Big Ten went 2-5 in bowl games for the second consecutive season, but there were notable performances around the league, even in losing efforts. Here's a look at ESPN.com's Big Ten all-bowl squad: OFFENSE QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State: He followed his first career 300-yard passing performance in the Big Ten championship with his second in the Rose Bowl against Stanford.
about 505 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Officially, we only do a first-team All-Big Ten here at the ol' blog. But there were tough decisions and plenty of players deserving of recognition in the 2013 season. So if we had to do a second team, here's what it would look like: Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State RB: James White, Wisconsin WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana TE: C.
about 529 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
On this day in 1851, the United States won its first ever America's Cup. And for winning it all, you get a silver trophy. Oh, yachting. Ohio State CB Bradley Roby's charges were dropped, but he's still suspended for the first game.
about 645 days ago | Chantel Jennings | Penn State Nittany Lions