Linebacker has been arguably the strongest position in the Big Ten this year, so it's no surprise that the league has two semifinalists for the Dick Butkus Award. In fact, the Big Ten might have deserved even more.
about 38 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
We've reflected on the first half of the Big Ten season, evaluated each team and looked ahead to what promises to be a more exciting second half. As we put a bow on the first half, we're selecting a midseason All-Big Ten team.
about 48 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
What's rattling around in your noggins this week? Adam from Columbus writes: I (an OSU fan) was chatting with a few Northwestern friends earlier and we were wondering if it's in the Wildcats' best interest to lose to Ohio State on Saturday?
about 64 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- DaQuan Jones doesn't blush at all from the praise. He's relaxed after peeling off his helmet, and any compliments seem to slide off his shoulders like sweat from a two-hour workout.
about 86 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
No Big Ten position group returns more talent and production than linebacker. The list of returnees includes four first- or second-team All-Big Ten selections from 2012 -- Wisconsin's Chris Borland, Ohio State's Ryan Shazier, Michigan State's Max Bullough and Michigan's Jake Ryan -- along with two other former All-Big Ten selections (Michigan State's Denicos Allen and Illinois' Jonathan Brown), plus a host of other potential stars.
about 105 days ago | ESPN.com staff | Penn State Nittany Lions
Every day this week, NittanyNation will continue taking a closer look at a different game this season and how the matchup stacks up for PSU. Up today: Illinois. For as long as Tim Beckman remains the Illinois coach, Bill O'Brien and the Penn State fan base aren't going to forget about last summer -- or how Beckman and Co.
about 129 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions