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  1. Dave Brandon's departure begins shift for Wolverines

    Brian Bennett

    Dave Brandon had no previous experience working in college sports when Michigan hired him as its athletic director in 2010. He was a businessman, most famously as leader of the Domino's Pizza chain. He set about trying to run the Wolverines' athle...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  2. Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Indiana's bill of rights a way forward?

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass says he was only focused on his own university and not the problems facing college sports in general when he came up with the unique student-athlete bill of rights that the Hoosiers unveiled Friday afternoon. But ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Which won't be anything different for my pooch. Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has a comprehensive look at the Big Ten's polarizing East Coast push. Retiring Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner res...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    So, how was your Father's Day, Tywin Lannister? Illinois teammates pitched in to help Alex Hill visit his daughter on her birthday. Tim Beckman wants another Chicago game. Penn State is showing interest in Northwestern athletic director Jim Phi...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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. reported earlier that Alvarez would serve ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 that the working plan now between the two schools is to play next year's season opener at Houston...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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 this evening: On the Wildcats being in the West: "First and...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  16. 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 On being in the West: "I love the regional aspect of it. And that was our No. 1 prior...

    Blog | April 28, 2013