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  1. Andersen sheds light on Browns meeting

    Brian Bennett

    Last week came the surprising news that the Cleveland Browns had spoken to Wisconsin's Gary Andersen during their coaching search. Andersen and Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez put out statements following the report, but details were scarce. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  2. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke says unions have no place in the college sports model. Canadian-born quarterback and early enrollee Michael O'Connor is adjusting to life at Penn State. Ohio State's ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Jerry Kill takes a leave of absence

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is taking a leave of absence from the team to focus on treating and managing his epilepsy, the school said Thursday. Just how long Kill will be away from the team is unclear. Athletic director Norwood Teague told reporte...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. Barry Alvarez to serve on playoff committee

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is one of several people who have been chosen to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting. CBSSports.com reported earlier that Alvarez would serve ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  5. No discipline for Bo Pelini the right call

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Shawn Eichorst issued a statement on Wednesday in support of coach Bo Pelini, saying he would not be disciplined for a profanity-filled audio recording from 2011 that became public this week. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  6. Badgers move Hokies game for LSU

    Brian Bennett

    We've heard a lot of rumblings about Wisconsin opening the 2016 season against LSU in Lambeau Field, including LSU's athletic director saying so on Wednesday. But there was always one obstacle to that: the Badgers' planned 2016 game against Virginia ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  7. Badgers, LSU inch closer toward series

    Brian Bennett

    The proposed series between LSU and Wisconsin is getting closer toward reality. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva told Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com that the working plan now between the two schools is to play next year's season opener at Houston...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. Q&A: New Rutgers AD Julie Hermann

    Brian Bennett

    Needing to clean up the mess left behind by the abuse scandal involving basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers made a bold move. The school hired Julie Hermann as its new athletic director, making her just the third active woman AD at a major-conference...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Tan, rested and ready after a week in Aruba. Well, maybe not tan. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says the 2014 home game against Penn State could be a night game. Brandon says student no-shows at the Big House are "unacceptable." Mark ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  10. Northwestern's Phillips on B1G moves

    Brian Bennett

    And now even more reaction on the Big Ten's decision to go to nine conference games and align in East/West divisions. Here's what Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips told ESPN.com this evening: On the Wildcats being in the West: "First and...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  11. More reaction to Big Ten realignment

    Brian Bennett

    More reaction to the Big Ten division alignment and nine-game schedule is rolling in. Check it out ... Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez (to ESPN.com) On being in the West: "I love the regional aspect of it. And that was our No. 1 prior...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  12. Badgers' Alvarez weighs in on re-alignment

    Brian Bennett

    We talked to a majority of Big Ten athletic directors for our series of stories looking at the issues that need to be determined for the 2014 season and beyond. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez declined to speak with ESPN.com for those stori...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  13. Neutral-site league games in B1G future?

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten athletic directors have a lot of decisions to make for the future, including the possibility of playing nine or even 10 conference home games per season starting in 2014. If the league does go that route, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Alvarez will lead Badgers in Rose Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Barry Alvarez is coming back to the sidelines. The Wisconsin athletic director confirmed Thursday in a news conference that he will serve as interim coach in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio against Stanford. Alvarez, who retired in 2005, has...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  16. Alvarez to decide whether to coach Rose

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will announce Thursday if he'll return to the sidelines to coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper spoke to Alvarez in New York, where he...

    Blog | December 05, 2012