Former Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson's return to indiana as Ohio State's offensive coordinator highlights an exciting first week in the Big Ten.
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Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan cast large shadows, but receivers from Indiana and Purdue could steal some of the spotlight this fall.
Led by Northwestern's Justin Jackson, who led the league in rushing last season, the Big Ten is loaded with backs who could run for 1,000 yards.
Tom VanHaaren has a particular Wisconsin offensive lineman as the current Badger most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.
Can Tanner Lee spark Nebraska's offense? What's up with Wisconsin's defense? We breakdown the biggest unanswered questions for Big Ten West teams.
Upsets are tough to predict by nature, but there are plenty of opportunities for some Big Ten East teams to shock the world this fall.
When Jazz Peavy is on the field, he has to be accounted for at all times because he can make big plays as a receiver and a runner.
Everyone talks about the East, but Big Ten West teams are hoping to make some noise in 2017 and these games offer them a chance to make a statement.
From college superstar to recovering alcoholic. Former Wisconsin Badgers RB Montee Ball joins Wilde and Tausch to tell his sobering story.
The cutthroat Big Ten East Division has plenty of high-powered matchups slated for this fall, but these four could have the biggest impact.
Quarterback Malik Zaire, now that he has graduated from Notre Dame, is close to choosing where he will transfer and play in 2017.
Wisconsin led the league in interceptions in 2016 and should still be a top unit, but a few other teams could stake a claim of being the best.
The oddsmakers don't think any Big Ten West team will win 10 games, or that Nebraska and Iowa will even win seven games. Are they right? Yes, and no.
Wisconsin is one of the league's best at stuffing the run year after year, but the Badgers aren't the only team that shuts down rushing attacks.
Penn State's Saquon Barkley is the top returning running back in the Big Ten, but another team lays claim to the top running game.
Florida State vs. Alabama, and Michigan at Florida are among the marquee matchups slated to air on the ESPN family of networks during Week 1 of the 2017-18 college football season.
Wisconsin's Troy Fumagalli ranks high among 2018 NFL tight end prospects. He's joined by a whopping five other Badgers in our early position rankings.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Quarterback Ben Bryant had been committed to Wisconsin since December, but says the Badgers coaches told him he was no longer a fit after Bryant tweeted that he had received an offer from Georgia. "The night before this was tweeted out, I called (Wisconsin) Coach Budmayr to give him heads up that I was given the offer and left a message on his voicemail. I made it clear I was 100 percent committed to the Badgers," Bryant said in a statement. "The next morning we spoke on the phone and I was informed that I was no longer a good fit for Wisconsin and I was encouraged to continue looking for a fit." Wisconsin coaches are not allowed to comment publicly about unsigned recruits, so the staff will not be able to comment on what happened.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer
Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt told reporters that his defense at Wisconsin, which is similar to the Steelers' scheme, is helping him assimilate in rookie minicamp. "For the most part, I fee like I'm starting to play faster each and every practice," said Watt, who added nothing will come easily in the NFL. "You don't have room to make a lot of mistakes."
Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst joins ESPN Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Sports Awards after-party.
One of the best athletes in Wisconsin history, All-American Lauren Carlini joined Homer and Tausch on the Wheels Up Blue Carpet at the Wisconsin Sports Awards.
Bret Bielema and Barry Alvarez were once inseparable, but that relationship unraveled when Bielema left for Arkansas. So what brought them back together? They finally listened to their wives.
Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer
One thing to watch with first-round pick T.J. Watt at Steelers rookie minicamp - his hands. Steelers brass have praised Watt's ability to win one-on-one matchups with his hand placement. Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst noticed that quality pretty early while coaching Watt. "He had some natural stuff to him where you knew he would be good,"Chryst said.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, some teams' stocks are trending in opposite directions. The Badgers? We're buying. Iowa? No so much.
These five players may not be swimming in personal awards at the end of the season, but their teams' success will depend on them being in the lineup.