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  1. Big East mailblog: Penn State impact

    Brian Bennett

    Let's take a gander into the mailbag. Joe in Brooklyn, N.Y., writes: Andrea, can you please tell us how Penn State's vacated wins may change Big East records for teams and coaches? Andrea Adelson: Good question, Joe. They don't change anything....

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  2. Entering the Hall: Art Monk

    Brian Bennett

    Before he became one of the most successful wide receivers in NFL history, Art Monk was a collegiate running back. Monk, who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, looked like he might follow in the footsteps of great Syracus...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  3. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Friday, everyone! Let's get some of your questions answered before we hit the weekend. Chris in Rutgers Nation writes: Hey Andrea, I just read your post on the best rivalry in the Big East. I wonder what your opinion is on the Rutgers-UConn ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  4. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Fill in the blank: ___ will be the first Big East player taken in the NFL draft. Mel Kiper talks about why he likes Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. Michigan has every intention of playing UConn at the Rent in 2013, unless the Huskies d...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. It's a wrap: Big East pro days

    Brian Bennett

    All eight Big East teams have completed their pro day workouts for NFL scouts. Keep in mind that only a few Big East teams made times and performances available. Here are a few of the highlights: Cincinnati: Running back Isaiah Pead clocked a 4...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  7. Tough task: Projecting linemen

    Brian Bennett

    There are always hits and misses when it comes to evaluating talent, both on the recruiting trail and in the NFL draft. Five-stars turn into busts; two-stars turn into first-round picks. Some positions are harder to judge than others. ESPN Insider...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  8. Temple adds tight ends coach

    Brian Bennett

    Temple has hired NFL assistant Frank Leonard to coach the tight ends, the school announced Wednesday. Leonard has spent the last three seasons coaching the tight ends for the St. Louis Rams. But he has a wealth of experience on the collegiate leve...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. 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
  10. NFL draft experts: Final combine thoughts

    Brian Bennett

    We have spent a lot of time talking about who did what at the NFL combine. For one final look at a few standouts, we turn to the ESPN NFL draft experts. Mel Kiper has put together his revised list of the top five players at each position, followi...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  11. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to your mid-week edition of the mailblog. One last time for all those asking in the mailbag -- West Virginia is officially in the Big 12 blog on ESPN, so check there for all updates and lunchtime links. West Virginia players are included in t...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  12. USF hires Pathon as receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    USF hired former NFL standout Jerome Pathon as receivers coach, the school announced Tuesday. Pathon spent the past three seasons as receivers coach at the University of San Diego. He played eight seasons in the NFL for three different teams, fini...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  13. Lack of elite speed won't hurt Sanu

    Brian Bennett

    There has been much debate about where Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu will end up in the NFL draft. He had appeared in one version of Mel Kiper's mock draft in the first round; others tab him as a second-round choice. Scouts Inc. seems to be in the...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  14. Pitt hires Engram as receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt has hired former NFL standout Bobby Engram as receivers coach, the school announced Friday. Engram, who played in the NFL for 14 seasons following his Penn State career, served as an offensive assistant this past season with the San Francisco...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  15. Chandler Jones on the rise

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones has opened some eyes since declaring for the NFL draft. Jones was named one five players who have caught the eye of Scouts Inc. Steve Muench writes: We watched Jones last year and felt he was bit of a 'tween...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  16. How did top Big East top 2008 recruits do?

    Brian Bennett

    Our friends at ESPN Recruiting Nation took a look back at the ESPNU 150 recruits in the class of 2008 to see how they fared. The Big East had four players on that list, all at Pitt. No. 25 Jonathan Baldwin, WR. Baldwin was a top performer at Pitt,...

    Blog | January 19, 2012