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  1. 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
  2. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Poll: Best outlook for B1G early entrants

    Brian Bennett

    Yesterday, we recapped the Big Ten's early entrants into the NFL draft. The league saw just six underclassmen declare for the draft this year. Now we're wondering which of them will have the best pro career. The choices: Michigan State RB Le'V...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  4. Big East: Coaching carousel

    Brian Bennett

    When the 2011 season ended, all appeared tranquil throughout Big East coaching land. Of the eight headed coaches in the league at the time, only Greg Schiano had more than five years at his school. The other seven had three seasons or fewer under ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  5. Evaluating the B1G NFL prospects in bowls

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com NFL draft analyst Steve Muench has an interesting story looking at the top prospects for each of the Big Ten bowl teams. Well, make that eight of the 10 league bowl teams, as Muench surmises that neither Northwestern nor Purdue has a "prospe...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  6. Big Ten on Mel Kiper's new Big Board

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has released his new Big Board for the 2012 NFL draft. While we're a long way away from April, it's interesting to see how Kiper views some of the Big Ten prospects. Here are the players from the league he has in the...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  7. Big Ten rankings: No. 22, Shaun Prater

    Brian Bennett

    Many of the top players in the Big Ten are in Chicago today for the league's media days event. But not all of them. We're compiling the list of the top 25 players in the conference every weekday up to the start of the season. Our rankings are bas...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  8. B1G has 13 players among NFL's Top 100

    Brian Bennett

    NFL.com recently finished a countdown of the Top 100 players in the NFL, as voted on by the current players in the league. Brady It's a fascinating list that's sure to stir a lot of debate. But since this is a Big Ten blog, we're going ...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  9. Big East draft bargains

    Brian Bennett

    Adam Rittenberg did this over at the Big Ten blog, and I thought it was an idea worth stealing. We know the Big East isn't going to dominate the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, but there are several good players from the league who can he...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  10. Q&A with Pitt strength coach Buddy Morris

    Brian Bennett

    You could call Buddy Morris the dean of Big East strength coaches. He hasn't been in his job for the most consecutive amount of years in this league, but he's in his third different stint with Pittsburgh dating back to 1980. If anybody knows the Pant...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Mike Williams still an enigma

    Brian Bennett

    Former Syracuse receiver Mike Williams has to be one of the more perplexing Big East players to come along in recent memory. While on the field, he was one of the best receivers in the league. And whenever I talked to him, he seemed like a bright,...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  12. Top Big East coaches of the decade

    Brian Bennett

    In college football, the program is usually only as good as the head coach. So as we review the superlatives for the past decade, it's time to look at the top 10 Big East coaches of the aughts (record while competing as league head coach in parenthes...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  13. NFL playoff weekend full of Big East products

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL divisional playoff round is one of the best weekends of the year for football fans. And the Big East will be well-represented in key roles. The league's influence could be felt last week. Baltimore's Ray Rice -- a Rutgers product -- ran fo...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  14. Coaches defend Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Today brought this season's first Big East coaches' teleconference, and one of the hot topics was the league's failure to get any teams into either preseason Top 25. Not surprisingly, the coaches defended the con...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  15. State of the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Funny how one game and one decision can change the perception of an entire league. Had Cincinnati been able to beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl, the Bearcats would have finished the season in the top 10 and...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  16. Big East coordinator of officials will referee Super Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett It's safe to say that Terry McAulay has some credibility in his job as Big East coordinator of officials. McAulay, who was hired to oversee the league's zebras last July, will referee his second Super Bo...

    Blog | January 29, 2009