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  1. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The baseball postseason starts today. Who ya got? (Hint: birds on a bat). Adjusting on defense will be key for Ohio State's trip to Northwestern. Christian Bryant's father is encouraged by all the support for the injured Buckeyes safety. Urban Me...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy baseball trading deadline day. Three former Penn State administrators will stand trial for their role in the Sandusky case. Some thoughts on the preliminary hearing. The Nittany Lions hope to avoid the injury bug this season. Ohio State's...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  3. The Big Ten's best home-run hitters

    Brian Bennett

    Tonight is the Home Run Derby, the one Major League All-Star festivity that feels about as long as the baseball season itself. But of course we can't turn away, because there's something captivating about watching those big flies. There's an equiv...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. Michigan paces Big Ten in Directors' Cup

    Brian Bennett

    With college baseball wrapped up, the final standings are in for this year's Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, which recognizes schools for their achievements in all sports throughout the academic year. As usual, Stanford took home the top prize, w...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  5. Mark Hollis of Michigan State Spartans gets new contract

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis was awarded a new contract Monday that could nearly double his current salary and could renew every year.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  6. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I have not watched a regular-season baseball game since 1988. Anybody else out there with me? Cincinnati notes on draft prospects and more. Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant has good notes on UConn. The Louisville offense played well dur...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's the first day of March, which means football practice is almost here, the madness is upon us, baseball is close and spring is about to bloom. Oh, and it's Thursday mailbag time. What's not to love? Travis from St. Louis writes: I guess we'll ...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  8. Study: Big Ten teams most popular

    Brian Bennett

    Nate Silver, a statistician known for his work on baseball and politics, took on a new challenge in The New York Times this week: figuring out which college football teams are the most popular in the country. In this article, Silver extrapolates d...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  9. Minor-league fundraiser for LeGrand

    Brian Bennett

    The Somerset Patriots will host Rutgers Night next month to benefit the "Eric LeGrand Believe Fund." Fans interested in attending the baseball game in Bridgewater, N.J., on Aug. 16 at 7:05 p.m. need to print and mail in this special form for ticke...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  10. Your Legends Division all-star team

    Brian Bennett

    Since Adam Rittenberg inexplicably follows the Cubs, I had to explain to him the concept of "All-Stars." I'm not looking forward to him trying to grasp the concept of October baseball this fall. I digress. We're playing off tonight's All-Star Game...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  11. Badgers' Bielema favors grad transfer rule

    Brian Bennett

    Russell Wilson would not be eligible to play this season for Wisconsin -- and indeed might never have left baseball for this opportunity -- if not for an NCAA rule that allows players to transfer and immediately compete if they have already graduated...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  12. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Floyd Little got a hero's welcome as he returned to Syracuse to officially join the athletic department. A former Pitt quarterback made the right decision to switch to baseball. A UConn football chat with the Hartford Courant's Desmond Conner. ...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  13. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    A rundown of Pitt's commitments after a busy weekend for Todd Graham. Jeff Hafley is paying off for Rutgers with his inroads to powerhouse Don Bosco. Syracuse is getting a lineman from Brooklyn whose best sport might be baseball. A ...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  14. Best and worst from Big East bowl season

    Brian Bennett

    What were some of the highs and lows from the Big East bowl season? Glad you asked: Best moment(s): It's a tie between two similar scenes staged on baseball fields. Syracuse's Doug Marrone and Louisville's Charlie Strong both addressed adoring thr...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Did you see that offenses can only go west at Wrigley Field this weekend? This is different from baseball, where the Cubs can only go south. On to your e-mails on the eve of a crucial Saturday in the Big East ... Evan from Evansville, Ind., wri...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  16. Home-run hitters in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Tonight is the Home Run Derby in Major League Baseball. Those guys can swing for the fences against no defense. What's more impressive is the players who do it with 11 guys trying to knock their heads off. Here's my list of the top home-run hitter...

    Blog | July 12, 2010