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  1. Cincinnati out to prove it can repeat as champ

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Mardy Gilyard did a curious thing when Cincinnati returned home from the Orange Bowl for a fan celebration. He apologized. Never mind that the Bearcats had just wrapped the best season in school history with an 1...

    Blog | August 26, 2009
  2. Best case/Worst case: Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    Our best- and worst-case series continues to snake its way through the Big Ten. As always, don't view these as straight-up predictions. We're taking a broad look at the potential highs and lows for each team's season, while having a little bit (so...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. Who could have a season for the ages?

    Brian Bennett

    This week, ESPN unveiled The Season project, looking at the greatest individual seasons in college football history and the best seasons ever put up at each FBS school. As Adam pointed out on Monday, there seems to be a bit of recency bias at play...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. Roundtable: Toughest calls for The Season

    Brian Bennett

    On Monday, ESPN revealed its choices for the greatest individual seasons in college football history. We voted on several of these, including the best Big Ten seasons. As you can imagine, there were some difficult calls to make, especially at scho...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Preseason position preview: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our preview of each position group in the Big Ten reaches its final stop on the defensive side: the secondary. The two best secondary players from last season both were drafted in the first round this spring: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. Purdue turns end zone into patio area

    Brian Bennett

    The best place to party and tailgate at Purdue games this season might just be inside Ross-Ade Stadium. The school removed the bleachers from the south end zone of the stadium this spring, and today it announced that the space will feature a...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. Ranking B1G nonconference games: Part IV

    Brian Bennett

    Football will be here before you know it (we hope). So we've been ranking every Big Ten nonconference game this season, from worst to first. Now we're down to our final 14. These are the best of the best, the games we simply can't wait to see. Let...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Most indispensable players: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to June. The 2014 college football season is just a little bit closer. 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 03, 2014
  9. Top individual performances of '13: No. 4

    Brian Bennett

    Take a walk down memory lane with us as we relive the 2013 season by highlighting the best individual performances by Big Ten players. We've reached the final four of our list, which takes into account the difficulty of opponent and stakes of the ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. Top individual performances of '13: No. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We've been enjoying the nostalgia of the 2013 season by highlighting the best individual performances by Big Ten players, and now we've reached the top five. Our list takes into account the difficulty of opponent and stakes of the game and tries t...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. Top individual performances of '13: No. 6

    Brian Bennett

    We've been reliving some of the highlights from the 2013 season by singling out the best individual performances by Big Ten players. Our list takes into account the difficulty of opponent and stakes of the game and tries to identify record-breakin...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  12. Top individual performances of '13: No. 7

    Brian Bennett

    We're filling our football void by reliving the 2013 season and its best individual performances. Our list of the 10 best performances by a player takes into account the difficulty of opponent and stakes of the game and tries to identify record-br...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  13. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 10

    Brian Bennett

    We're starting a new series today looking back on the best games involving Big Ten teams from the 2013 season. It was tough to narrow this list down to just 10, as league teams played several close and intriguing games this year. Heck, Penn State ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  14. Best and worst of the Big Ten bowls

    Brian Bennett

    As we continue to wrap up the 2013 bowl season, let's take a look at some of the best and worst of the Big Ten's seven postseason games: Best game: Michigan State's 24-20 win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO. The Orange Bowl ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. Melvin Gordon makes right call on return

    Brian Bennett

    There were times in the first half of the season where Melvin Gordon looked like the best running back in the country. Through the first seven games, Gordon had already topped 1,000 yards while averaging close to 10 yards per carry. So there was n...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  16. Beckman, Ferentz make worst coaches list

    Brian Bennett

    Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has come out with his 10 best and five worst head coaches heading into the 2013 season, and the news is not good for Illinois and Iowa. The Big Ten claims 40 percent of the worst coaches list as Illinois' Tim Be...

    Blog | July 08, 2013