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  1. Big East steps up in biggest bowl games

    Brian Bennett

    The chorus of naysayers has taken aim at the Big East for what feels like an eternity. Like it or not, they had a point in recent years. Leagues and teams are judged by their performances in big games. And be honest here -- the Big East had fallen...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  2. Midseason report: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia Mountaineers Record: 5-1 (1-0, Big East) Much was expected of West Virginia headed into this season with Dana Holgorsen taking over as head coach. The Mountaineers were the preseason pick to win the conference, and so far they are...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  3. West Virginia Mountaineers spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2010 overall record: 9-4 2010 conference record: 5-2, tied for first in Big East Returning starters: Offense: 8. Defense: 4. Punter/kicker: 1. Top returners: QB Geno Smith, WR Tavon Austin, DE Bruce Irvin, DE Julian Miller, CB Keith Tand...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  4. Big East spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    There's cautious optimism for better things from the Big East this season. Clearing the bar set in 2010 won't be difficult.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  5. Hope and concern: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to bring back our series looking at the biggest hope and biggest concern for each Big East team heading into the 2011 season. We'll do this in reverse alphabetical order, so things kick off with the West Virginia Mountaineers. Biggest re...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  6. Schedule analysis: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to finish our 2011 schedule analysis series with a look at West Virginia's lineup: West Virginia Mountaineers Nonconference opponents (with 2010 records): Sept. 3: Marshall (5-7) Sept. 10: Norfolk State (6-5) Sept. 17: at Marylan...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  7. West Virginia recruiting analysis

    Brian Bennett

    (Beginning now and going throughout the day, I'll have a recap of every Big East team's 2011 signing class, going in reverse alphabetical order. Because we're going heavy on recruiting through the afternoon, the Thursday links won't appear at noon bu...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  8. If Cincinnati can almost do it ...

    Brian Bennett

    ... then why not Connecticut? UConn found out its BCS destination on Sunday night, and it's time for Huskies fans to break out the dip. Their team will be playing in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Big 12 champion Oklahoma. Any BCS matchup wou...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  9. Big East littered with great running backs

    Brian Bennett

    With a wealth of talent returning to Big East backfields, expect more handoffs this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  10. NCAA to study which official should overturn calls via instant re...

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA plans to study whether the on-field head official should be in charge of overturning calls via instant replay instead of a replay official in the press box.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  11. Mountaineers make a Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    (Presented with the caveat that preseason Top 25 rankings -- especially in May -- are worth about as much as Greek currency ...) Despite having more returning starters than any other Big East team and coming off a year in which they won nine games...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  12. Big East spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    With several stars back on campus and conference depth improving, the Big East's immediate future looks strong.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  13. On the road again ...

    Brian Bennett

    I'm making my way to Pittsburgh today, where I'll be checking out Dave Wannstedt's Panthers. Then it's off to Morgantown on Wednesday to get a firsthand look at Bill Stewart's West Virginia Mountaineers. Hopefully there will be plenty in the blog ...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  14. Spring superlatives: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    With the first batch of Big East spring practices beginning next week, it's time to take a look at the strongest and the weakest position groups for each team. We're considering these position groups as they stand in the spring only. This will go ...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  15. Big East game-day traditions: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    We'll start off our series looking at the game-day traditions at each school with, appropriately enough, the West Virginia Mountaineers. (Rutgers will be up next, so get your emails in now, Scarlet Knights fans.) You'd be hard pressed to find a be...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  16. West Virginia Mountaineers season recap

    Brian Bennett

    (Today, we're going to recap each Big East team's regular season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order this time, so we begin with West Virginia): Reports of West Virginia's demise proved to be premature. In early November, it looked like ...

    Blog | December 09, 2009