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Led by 11 Michigan Wolverines, here's a complete list of Big Ten players taken in NFL Draft

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Led by 11 Michigan Wolverines, here's a complete list of Big Ten players taken in NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and as is usually the case each year, the Big Ten was once more well represented.

No school had more players picked than Michigan, which saw a program-record 11 players selected by NFL teams.

Ohio State players also made frequent appearances, with seven of them chosen.

Northwestern had two players picked for the third straight draft, while Illinois sent yet another defensive lineman to the pros, the sixth since 2011.

Here's a complete list of the 35 Big Ten products taken in this year's draft.

First round

11. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State, New Orleans Saints
15. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State, Indianapolis Colts
24. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State, Oakland Raiders
25. Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan, Cleveland Browns
28. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan, Dallas Cowboys
30. T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh Steelers
32. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin, New Orleans Saints

Second round

35. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State, Seattle Seahawks
40. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State, Carolina Panthers
54. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State, Miami Dolphins

Third round

68. Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois, Jacksonville Jaguars
70. Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State, Minnesota Vikings
71. Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana, Los Angeles Chargers
74. Chris Wormley, DE, Michigan, Baltimore Ravens
84. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
92. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan, Dallas Cowboys
95. Delano Hill, S, Michigan, Seattle Seahawks
104. C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa, San Francisco 49ers
106. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan, Seattle Seahawks

Fourth round

108. Vince Biedel, LB, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers
109. Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa, Minnesota Vikings
120. Ben Gideon, LB, Michigan, Minnesota Vikings
123. Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State, Washington Redskins
138. Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan, Cincinnati Bengals
139. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan, Kansas City Chiefs

Fifth round

145. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan, Denver Broncos
146. George Kittle, TE, Iowa, San Francisco 49ers
151. Desmond King, CB, Iowa, Los Angeles Chargers
161. Anthony Walker Jr., LB, Northwestern, Indianapolis Colts
175. DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue, Green Bay Packers
184. Nate Gerry, S, Nebraska, Philadelphia Eagles

Sixth round

197. Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan, New York Jets

Seventh round

220. Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, Northwestern, Minnesota Vikings
222. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota, Jacksonville Jaguars
239. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State, Dallas Cowboys

Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

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Former Illini champion Kevin Anderson upsets Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarterfinal

Former University of Illinois tennis star Kevin Anderson completed a marathon upset against an all-time great on the highest stage of professional tennis.

Anderson came back from two sets down to beat Roger Federer in Wimbledon’s quarterfinals 2-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday morning. He will play in the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in his career.

As a native of South Africa, Anderson played three seasons with the Fighting Illini and won the NCAA doubles championship during the 2005-06 season as a sophomore. The 32-year-old was a three-time All-American in singles at Illinois.

Now, as the eighth ranked singles player on the ATP World Tour, Anderson is a force to be reckoned with at the professional level. He made it all the way to the US Open final in 2017.

The former Illini star will look to keep his recent success going when he represents Illinois in the semifinals of Wimbledon this Friday.

Northwestern set to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020

Northwestern set to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020

Weeks will separate a perfect 10-year anniversary where Northwestern will play at Wrigley Field for one of its regular season games in the upcoming years.

Back on Nov. 20, 2010, the Wildcats battled it out with Illinois, known as the “Wrigleyville Classic,” which saw the Illini take a 48-27 win.

Even though it’s still two years out, Northwestern still planned ahead and announced its opponent for its game at Wrigley Field on Nov. 7, 2020, against Big Ten rival Wisconsin.

“Obviously an exciting opportunity for our football program to come back to Wrigley Field, one of the Cathedrals of sporting venues in the world,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “When I announced it to our team, they were absolutely ecstatic.”

“The opportunity to play at Wrigley field is unique to us, being Chicago’s Big Ten team, and to have the chance to come down and play in an atmosphere like we did a few years back was a bowl game type atmosphere, and I look forward to this special opportunity.”

This game though will be a little different than it was back in 2010. Both the Wildcats and Illini played toward the west end zone due to a tight squeeze near the right field wall due to box seats that were added down the third base line.

Now, Northwestern and Wisconsin do not have to worry about that problem because the bullpens have since moved to the outfield.

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney spoke at a news conference earlier on Tuesday at Wrigley.

“So excited to welcome back Northwestern to Wrigley Field to talk about football again,” Kenney said. “We had an incredible experience with them back in 2010."

Kenney also mentioned new seating is on a temporary platform that can all be removed and the dugout tops can be removed as well, and the field will expand west, to allow for a longer field.

With a sellout crowd in the last go around for the Wildcats, don’t be surprised for another sellout at the Friendly Confines.