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  1. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten bowl season is officially over, which means we have eight months without another real game featuring a league team. But the Big Ten Monday chat is still here. We can discuss all the postseason games, plus offseason news and what to exp...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  2. B1G not following Pac-12 concussion rules

    Brian Bennett

    This month, the Pac-12 announced plans to institute a league-wide policy on contact during practice in an effort to reduce the threat of concussions and head trauma, along with other injuries. Though the Pac-12 has yet to finalize the details, school...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Saban, Bielema take swipes at B1G

    Brian Bennett

    Oh, SEC. You've won seven straight BCS titles and have cemented your status as the nation's top football conference. So why do you feel the need to take potshots at the Big Ten, a league most of your fans would say is no threat at all? The annual ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  4. Q&A: Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti

    Brian Bennett

    Rutgers doesn't join the Big Ten until July 2014, but the Scarlet Knights can't wait to get started as a league member. Unlike Maryland, there was no hesitancy among fans or administrators to join the conference, and the school had billboards celebra...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  5. Poll: Who most needs a bowl win?

    Brian Bennett

    We must remember this season that, outside of the national title game and the other BCS games, postseason results are forgotten quickly. Yes, overall bowl performance can certainly help or harm a league's image, and the Big Ten could use a positiv...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Louisville hits offseason with extra baggage

    Brian Bennett

    When Charlie Strong arrived in Louisville, many believed the Cardinals would continue to be a league doormat. They were picked to finish eighth in the 2010 preseason media poll. The result: a surprising 7-6 record and bowl victory in Year 1. Bu...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. Will WVU take the next step in 2012?

    Brian Bennett

    One of the biggest questions surrounding West Virginia's move to the Big 12 is whether the Mountaineers can compete immediately in a league that features Oklahoma and Texas. Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders says yes. Fremeau lists West Virginia...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  8. Coaches say B1G deserves second BCS bid

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has received an at-large BCS bid in each of the past six seasons and in eight of the past nine. That streak is in jeopardy this season, thanks in part to the addition of a league championship game. Whoever loses in the Dec. 3 title gam...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  9. Big East title chances: Louisville

    Brian Bennett

    We continue our look at Big East title chances for each team in the league. Up today: Louisville. The Cardinals had a surprise season in Year 1 under Charlie Strong. Can they win a league title in Year 2? Why Louisville will win the Big East 1....

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  10. What to watch in the Big East, Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    1. The fight for the Gator Bowl: If UConn wins at Notre Dame, there's a very good chance the Irish will finish 6-6. That would guarantee that the Gator Bowl takes a Big East team and will open up another postseason spot for a league team -- which the...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  11. Spring game preview: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Indiana. When: 3 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium Admission: Free. Fans are asked to enter the East side of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  12. Spring game preview: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Minnesota. When: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday Where: TCF Bank Stadium Admission: Free. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. ET. There will...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. Spartans look to handle, build on success

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big Ten entered the offseason on a bigger high than Michigan State. That's understandable, given that the Spartans won the league championship, beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation. It was the program's be...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. Michigan's Countess presses for more

    Brian Bennett

    Seven cornerbacks were voted first- or second-team All-Big Ten from the coaches and the media in 2013. Only one of them returns this season. That's Michigan junior Blake Countess who, by process of elimination, could inherit the title of league's ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. Poll: West Division favorite in 2014?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been saying a lot that the new Big Ten West Division looks like a wide open race. Is there a favorite in the bunch? We want to hear from you which team should be looked at as the 2014 frontrunner in the league's wild, wild West. Since our po...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Patriot League tournament final day. Ohio State's Kenny Guiton just wants a shot at the NFL. Jim Tressel likely will have to wait on getting into the Hall of Fame. Wisconsin's Dave Aranda is reshaping his defense into a smaller, faster un...

    Blog | March 12, 2014