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  1. Connor Cook: Hit was 'bad cheap shot'

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State fans had to hold their breath last Friday night when starting quarterback Connor Cook took a hit low on his left knee against Jacksonville State. Cook completed a pass for a touchdown on the play but was slow to get up. And he is al...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  2. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Monday afternoon, which means it's time for more of your emails. Keep them coming. S.H. Tan from Singapore writes: Now that UConn is in the championship game for both NCAA men's and women's basketball, should the B1G grab the Huskies before t...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Borges firing was necessary for Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    In his very brief official statement about the firing of offensive coordinator Al Borges on Wednesday afternoon, Michigan coach Brady Hoke first mentioned that decisions like that "are never easy." This must have been a particularly gut-wrenching ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hey, everybody, I'm back in my usual Wednesday slot now that the holidays are over. Answering your emails always feels like a holiday, however. Let's get to it: Pat from Iowa writes: With the new playoff system in place next year, will it help or ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Only 35 days until pitchers and catchers report. Penn State would be better off with the stability of Al Golden or Mike Munchak than James Franklin's more exciting offense, David Jones writes. Noah Spence's father speaks out about his son's thr...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What you gobblin' about, turkeys? Daniel from Enemy Territory, Ohio, writes: Brian, what can Michigan do (short of a miracle or swapping teams with say, Alabama) to pull off the major upset against OSU this week? Brian Bennett: Well, the Wolver...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    This will blow over in time. This will all blow over in time. Penn State junior receiver Allen Robinson is likely headed to the NFL after this season. Wisconsin is nursing a lot of key injuries as the BYU game approaches. Jordan Westerkamp's ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    One more win, and it's on to the World Series. Al Borges doesn't want to run Devin Gardner a lot because of injury concerns, but the Michigan offensive coordinator may not have a choice, given how his running backs have played. Just what Michig...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. Bo Pelini says he "has an idea" who leaked the audio of his 2011 profanity-laced tirade and hints that he might have something to say about it later today. Fan reaction to the Pelini tape has been swi...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  10. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Answering some Monday mail while counting down the days until the return of "Breaking Bad" ... Rich from Frisco, TX, writes: I know a lot of people are having doubt about the Iowa program after last year's record. I am personally not worried at al...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana and Minnesota are on the practice field today. Football is back, and life is good. A good story here on how Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman has grown on and off the field. The Gophers' goals are higher in Year 3. A Minnesota camp preview. ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  12. Buckeyes take top spot in latest Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    After going 12-0 last season, Ohio State knew the target on its back was only going to grow for 2013. And right now, the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 in at least one preseason poll:'s Way-Too-Early-Preseason Top 25. Colleague Mark Schlabach ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  13. Michigan supersizing its receivers

    Brian Bennett

    Remember two years ago, when Michigan created a lot of big plays by having Denard Robinson basically throw a jump ball that his receivers would somehow go up and grab? Well, by the looks of things, that might become a staple of the offense in the fut...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Jaime Lannister had no hand in putting together these links: Even after landing Drake Harris, Michigan is looking for more wide receivers on the recruiting trail. Al Borges says the Wolverines' shift to the pro-style offense will be "tight end he...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  15. Spring previews: Legends Division

    Brian Bennett

    Spring practice has begun in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what to expect from each Legends Division team this spring. IOWA Spring start: March 27 Spring game: April 27 What to watch: 1. Questions at quarterback: The Hawkeyes pl...

    Blog | March 01, 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