Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jared Abbrederis, Jeremy Gallon and Cody Latimer?
about 207 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division.
about 275 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
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 302 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 352 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited from a wide receiver corps that cleaned up its act.
about 372 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
INDIANAPOLIS -- Greetings from Lucas Oil Stadium, where No. 10 Michigan State and No. 2 Ohio State will soon square off for the Big Ten championship. I'm no weatherman, but I can safely predict it will be about 72 degrees at kickoff.
about 384 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
EVANSTON, Ill. -- There are few seasons where rivalry week in the Big Ten feels like an afterthought, but this is one of them. Can we fast-forward to Dec. 7 already? The matchup just about every impartial observer wanted in the Big Ten championship is taking place: Ohio State versus Michigan State.
about 398 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Five lessons from Big Ten play in Week 8: 1. Separation not wide in the Big Ten: Given the schedule, we expected Saturday to be filled with blowouts. Just about every game featured double-digit favorites.
about 433 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Earlier today, we revealed a handful of our top freshmen from 2011. Now it's time to unveil the entire Big Ten All-Freshman team from the season. Some positions were easier to find players than others, but this crew should be worth watching in years to come.
about 1109 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Michigan Wolverines