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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As Northwestern president Morton Schapiro escorted Billie Jean King to the stage Friday at Ryan Field, an ensemble played "Philadelphia Freedom," the 1975 hit Elton John dedicated to her. King received an honorary doctorate as a trailblazer for equality and gave the commencement address. She said freedom needs to be won in each generation and "You can follow the money, money, money, which is not bad, actually, but only if you never lose sight of your moral compass." When she concluded, King introduced newly minted Wildcat tennis grads, who hit balls into the crowd of 10,000+ as the band again performed John's classic.
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.
The Big Ten continues to shed its plodding, pro-style reputation and it's possible that half the league could have 3,000-yard passers this fall.
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.
Pulling off an upset can make a good season great. Here are some Big Ten West teams that could score some surprise victories this fall.
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.
Vikings rookie Ifeadi Odenigbo got a late start in football with hesitant parents, including a mother who is a pediatrician. But he found a path.
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.
Northwestern wide receiver and returner Solomon Vault will be out for the 2017 season following surgery for a lower-body injury. The senior will use a redshirt and plans to play in 2018.
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.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Northwestern's Austin Carr, the 2016 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, talks about why he chose to sign with the Patriots and which player he has developed a quick connection with in short time.
Most of the league's top teams return starters under center this fall, but who has the top overall group at quarterback?
The Northwestern junior has serious competition at his position in the 2018 NFL draft. Where does he rank among underclassmen QBs?
Six Big Ten teams are in the top 20 of the 2018 recruiting class rankings, and a big reason is the infusion of youth in the assistant coaching ranks.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Northwestern AD Jim Phillips said the prospect of scheduling a nonleague game against a Big Ten opponent isn't off the table, as nonleague scheduling has increasingly become more difficult. "There's been some discussions of that. I know we've had a discussion a few years ago about potentially doing that with a (Big Ten) school we didn't face on the calendar."
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
The Colts have announced that they have signed second-round pick cornerback Quincy Wilson, fifth-round pick cornerback Nate Hairston and fifth-round pick linebacker Anthony Walker.
Former walk-on Austin Carr could potentially fill a role on special teams in New England.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, some teams' stocks are trending in opposite directions. The Badgers? We're buying. Iowa? No so much.
Northwestern defensive lineman Xavier Washington has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest Sunday on drug charges.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
New Vikings DE Ifeadi Odenigbo was so stressed from waiting to see where he'd be drafted, he drove from Evanston to Chicago to find somewhere to eat. The call from the Vikings came when Odenigbo was in the restaurant. "What would a Viking order?" Odenigbo said while talking to reporters from the restaurant. "I'm going to order a steak. That's what men do."
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer
The Colts wrapped up their draft – barring a trade – by selecting Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker with 161st overall selection. The selection of Walker means the Colts used six of their eight draft picks on defensive players, which was the goal coming into the weekend. Walker had 7.5 sacks and four interceptions in his career at Northwestern.