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  1. B1G roundtable: Toughest All-Big Ten calls

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. As you can imagine, there was a lot of debate between the six of us over who should make the team and who should get left off. Let's discuss some of our toughest choices and omissions: Austin Ward:...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Boiler up: Purdue's offense gains steam

    Brian Bennett

    As soon as the offseason began, Purdue coaches told their players they would be making significant changes to the offense. It wasn't a tough sell. Not after the Boilermakers averaged just 14.3 points per game in 2013, third worst among all FBS tea...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  3. Iowa's run game has been grounded

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa plays at Pittsburgh this Saturday, and as we expected in the preseason, one of the nation's top rushing attacks will be featured. It just belongs to that other team wearing gold. Running the ball has long been the bread, butter and the spread...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Boilers take last (for now), best shot at ND

    Brian Bennett

    With all the attention last week focused on the ending of the Michigan-Notre Dame series, it was easy to forget that another long-running rivalry involving the Irish and the Big Ten is going on a break. Purdue and Notre Dame will meet for the 86t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    All summer, we looked forward to the three Big Ten night games in Week 2 as the league's best opportunity to make a statement. Unfortunately for the conference, it proved the worst kind of statement possible, as all three league teams lost by double ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Lots of news from preseason practice. I love it. A strong-legged freshman kicker could give Wisconsin a boost. The QB battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy resumed. A good battle at noseguard is going on at Rutgers. Some chatter from Pu...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. B1G media day attendees: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten media days are right around the corner. Earlier today, we took a closer look at the players coming to Chicago from the East Division. Now it's time to do the same for the West. ILLINOIS Simon Cvijanovic, Sr., OT: He's a two-year starter...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  9. Big Ten recruiting scorecard: June edition

    Brian Bennett

    This is the time of year when recruiting starts to heat up, especially as prospects show off their stuff at various camps. With commitments pouring in, it's time to take another look at the recruiting scorecard for the 2015 class in the Big Ten. P...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  10. Most indispensable players: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    Summer is a time in college football where the only news is usually bad news. With that in mind, we're looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the players who would ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  11. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    I've been to Storrs. I don't know how UConn keeps doing it. A Penn State offensive lineman has been charged with simple assault. An incoming Nittany Lions linebacker was arrested on DUI charges. Michigan freshman receiver Freddy Canteen is brim...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  12. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Take your nose out of the brackets for a second and dive into this latest Big Ten mailbag. Joe F. from Wrightsville, Pa., writes: Top three Big Ten games for 2014? Bottom three? How soon will PSU play into Big Ten title talk? Brian Bennett: We'...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  13. Five more Big Ten impact freshmen

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented a list of five potential early-impact true freshmen or junior college players from the Class of 2014. You never quite know where the immediate contributors will come from. Here are five more first-year players to watch ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  14. Recruiting Q&A: UW's Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin signed a big class of 25 scholarship players, plus four preferred walk-ons, on Wednesday. I caught up with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen for this Q&A about the class: With one of the larger classes the Badgers have signed in a while, ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  15. Offseason to-do list: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    The offseason is in its early stages, and to get us through the long winter, we're taking a look at what each team must do in the months ahead before actual football returns to the field. Taking center stage now in our series: the Purdue Boilermak...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  16. Purdue seeks offensive solutions

    Brian Bennett

    The last time Darrell Hazell coached against Northern Illinois, his team scored 37 points in a double-overtime thriller. That was at Kent State, which lost to the Huskies 44-37 in last season's MAC title game. The odds are against Hazell's new tea...

    Blog | September 26, 2013