A look at three relatively-unheralded players from the Big Ten West who may make a big impact for their schools this fall.
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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.
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.
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.
P.J. Fleck takes over after at Minnesota after a controversial coaching change, but he inherits a team that won nine games last season.
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
East Carolina announces three graduate transfer additions from Power 5 programs: Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, Clemson running back Tyshon Dye and Minnesota defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore. All three will be eligible this season.
The University of Minnesota's regents are investigating a leak of confidential information regarding sexual harassment allegations against its athletic department.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, some teams' stocks are trending in opposite directions. The Badgers? We're buying. Iowa? No so much.
Ohio State promises one of the toughest defensive fronts in the nation while Penn State's multi-pronged offense should be fun to watch.
Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer
What an emotional conference call with Jaguars seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick. Fought back tears throughout the entire five-minute call. An amazing, raw moment.
Who will replace the production of receiver Chris Godwin for Penn State? Juwan Johnson may provide the answer.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Minnesota has received an immediate recruiting boost under new coach P.J. Fleck, now with the No. 16 ranked recruiting class for 2018. That is the highest ranking for Minnesota at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Fleck and his staff have been relentless on the recruiting trail and have infused the same kind of energy that they did at Western Michigan. If the staff can turn things around on the field, this could be the start of a lot of positive momentum at Minnesota.
SEC? Nuh-uh. ACC? Not quite. Big 12 and Pac-12? Um, no. From the elite at the top and all the way down, the Big Ten has the best collection of coaches.
Minnesota new head football coach P.J. Fleck, aka Mr. "Row the Boat," asked fans to bring oars to the Golden Gophers' spring game. Clearly, the fans did not disappoint. (Photo Courtesy: @GopherFootball/Twitter)
All four of the conference's teams that were in the playoff mix -- Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin -- return their starting QBs.
From the Bob Diaco effect in Lincoln to the P.J. Fleck effect in the Twin Cities, we get back to answering your Big Ten questions in a new mailbag.
Nebraska and Minnesota are trying to find their way in the Big Ten West. And a lot of that will depend on what they get out of their quarterbacks.
Spring football is a time for hope and the thought that anything is possible, right? Um, no. Here's why your team will be disappointed in the fall.
Minnesota will review how it handled sexual assault allegations involving football players last fall. "We must take a step back and learn so we can do better," board chairman Dean Johnson said.