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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. Happy Thanksgiving from the B1G blog

    Brian Bennett

    Big stage. Big life. Big meals. It's Thanksgiving, in case you don't have access to a calendar. And so the Big Ten reporting crew will be taking a rare day off, barring any breaking news. (Note to the 14 league teams: please don't break any news. ...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  12. B1G head coaches among FBS highest paid

    Brian Bennett

    You can question whether the Big Ten always competes at the same elite level as some other leagues. You can question, at times, some conference teams' all-out commitment to winning national championships in football. But you can't question whether...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  13. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We're in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings era, and the Big Ten still has a lot of work to do to get into the top four. Let's see what it all means for the league's three playoff candidates: Michigan State Record: 7-1...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  14. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Does the Big Ten have a credibility problem with its officiating? We're just two years removed from a very poor year by the league officials. And on Saturday night, the crew working the Ohio State-Penn State game was involved with several head-scr...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  15. Rutgers' Kemoko Turay is turning heads

    Brian Bennett

    If asked to guess this summer which Big Ten player would be leading the league in sacks at midseason, you probably would have started with names like Randy Gregory, Shilique Calhoun and Joey Bosa. There is almost no chance you would have said the rig...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  16. Conference call: Best of the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Another week, another Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Here are some of the highlights from today's session featuring all 14 league coaches:...

    Blog | September 16, 2014