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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. B1G ranks high for thriving college teams

    Brian Bennett

    The economy in most sectors these days has flattened out, at best. But it's good to be in the business of college sports. ESPN's Paula Lavigne took a look today at the booming revenues in college athletics and how money and profits are still pouri...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. Northwestern Wildcats football players win bid to unionize

    Brian Bennett

    In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and can unionize.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 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. Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As a 17-point lead evaporated against a hail of turnovers and dunks the other way, Cincinnati found its motto for resolve: Keep calm, and get the ball to Sean Kilpatrick. Senior guard Kilpatrick's steady hand and unflappable ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. Buckeyes' Gene Smith gets raise, new title

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith got a promotion, a new title and an extended contract on Tuesday. The school announced that Smith will be promoted to vice president while still handling athletics director duties until 2020. His current co...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Big Ten statement on Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten released a statement on the NCAA's decision to reduce the scholarship sanctions against Penn State: "Earlier today the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) held a teleconference to announce a modification to the sanctions set ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Audio reveals more Gee controversy

    Brian Bennett

    We don't want to beat this story about Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee's controversial December comments into the ground. But Sports Illustrated has posted the entire audio from Gee's talk during a Dec. 5 meeting of the Buckeyes athletic board, an...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  16. 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