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  1. #B1GFridayFive: Instant impact signees

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to our second edition #B1GFridayFive, a new weekly feature on the Big Ten blog that will offer you a Top 5 on a given topic and then allows you to weigh in on Twitter. In today's #B1GFridayFive, we'll try to identify five instant impact fr...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  2. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 12

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is down to two College Football Playoff contenders. Let's check in on how they stand after the latest top 25 issued by the selection committee: Ohio State Record: 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 8 Next big obstacle: Saturday at No. 25...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. B1G coaches hope autonomy is first step

    Brian Bennett

    On Thursday, the NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to pass legislation that will allow schools in the Power 5 conferences to set many of their own rules. Autonomy, as it's being called, could bring a seismic shift in the landscape in ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What's on your mind? rtXC from Denison, Texas, writes: Hey, Brian, love the blog! After the SEC's "groundbreaking" announcement to stay at eight conference games and have each of its teams play one team from the Power 5, would you like to see the ot...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Spring game recap: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    So much spring-game goodness on Saturday. We're recapping all the action today, and now it's time to review the Minnesota Golden Gophers' spring fling. The team held a 70-minute scrimmage before about 5,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium. You can find c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. B1G coaches tourney results: Game 1

    Brian Bennett

    Our own March Madness started on Thursday with our Big Ten all-time coaches' tournament. The first game featured a rivalry and one of those No. 5 vs. No. 12 seed games that cause so much drama in the other big dance. In the end, the favorite won a...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  7. 'Cats could be B1G's top turnaround team

    Brian Bennett

    This time last year, Northwestern players wore T-shirts that read "5:03," a reference to how much time away they were from an undefeated season in 2012. No such motivational ploys are involved in the wardrobe this spring, as everyone on the Wildca...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  8. Spring preview capsules: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Let's look at what to expect this spring in the Big Ten's wild, wild West: ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: Toughening up on 'D': The Fighting Illini had one of the nation's worst defenses, especially ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  9. Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    Rittenberg's on a roll, and I don't know if I can stop the Trombone Shorties train. His Big Ten fantasy team smoked my The One Who Knocks 144-86 last week. Just last month, I held a 5-2 season edge. After four straight Shorties wins, I trail 6-5, ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  10. Big Ten race update: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    With three weeks left in the regular season, the contenders for the Big Ten title are dwindling. Let's take a look at who's left and what they need to do to get to Indianapolis on Dec. 7: Leaders Division Controls own destiny: Ohio State (5-0 B...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    Game on. Adam's Trombone Shorties beat my The One Who Knocks 122-79 in our Big Ten fantasy league for his second straight victory. That means I hold a 5-4 lead with five weeks to go. It will be a November to remember, indeed. Adam got a huge ga...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  12. Kickoff times, TV for Week 6 games

    Brian Bennett

    The second full week of Big Ten action includes a big one at night in Evanston. The league office announced some times and TV information for the Oct. 5 slate of games on Monday. Here it is (all times ET): Noon Penn State at Indiana, Big Te...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  13. Gophers winning without passing game

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota is 2-0 and is averaging 47.5 points per game. But head coach Jerry Kill knows there's a lot that can be improved. Before the Gophers headed out to the practice field on Tuesday, Kill wrote out on a dry-erase board several areas that need...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  14. Venric Mark works to build on breakout '12

    Brian Bennett

    Venric Mark is having a good summer. The Northwestern star has added strength to his 5-foot-8 frame. He's already been named to the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and Paul Hornung awards. And on Sunday, he got hired by Acquirent, a consulti...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. Badgers' David Gilbert transfers to Miami

    Brian Bennett

    We thought Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert's college career was over because of recurring foot injuries. Why? He told us so himself in an official release from the team on April 5. So that makes today's news that Gilbert is transferring to M...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  16. Spring a key time throughout the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Spring ball officially opened in the Big Ten on Wednesday when Northwestern hit the practice field. The Wildcats did so wearing the numbers "5:03" on the back of their practice jerseys, which was Pat Fitzgerald's way of reminding his team how close h...

    Blog | February 28, 2013