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  1. Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

    Brian Bennett

    In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Rutgers Scarlet Knights season preview

    Brian Bennett

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 2013 record: 6-7 (3-5 American Athletic Conference) Key losses: WR Brandon Coleman, QB Chas Dodd, WR Quron Pratt, DT Isaac Holmes, DE Marcus Thompson, S Jeremy Deering, DE/LB Jamal Mer...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Don't count B1G out of playoff just yet

    Brian Bennett

    Some national reaction to the news of Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury is focusing not only on the harsh consequences for Ohio State but also on the impact for the Big Ten as a whole. Mark Schlabach basically says the league's quest for...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Miller injury upends entire Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Winning championships in college football no longer requires having an experienced quarterback. Last year's BCS national title game featured a pair of teams who started a redshirt freshman (Florida State's Jameis Winston) and a junior-college tran...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Schedule analysis: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    One more week without football. You can do it! Until kickoff finally gets here, we've been looking forward and analyzing every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule. Wrapping up our series is the defending champion, Michigan State Spartans. Nonconferenc...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Scenes from B1G training camps

    Brian Bennett

    Teams around the Big Ten are practicing hard in preparation for the season. They're also having a little fun at times. Thanks to social media and some behind-the-scenes access provided by the schools, we can keep an eye on what those teams are doi...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  10. Gophers learn from 'Larry Fitzgerald school'

    Brian Bennett

    It's well known that Minnesota needs to make major improvements in its passing game this fall and that the Gophers' young receivers need to develop. Luckily, they had a chance to learn from one of the best in the business this summer. NFL ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  11. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Coming back at you for another hump-day mailbag. Don't forget that you can tweet your questions (and follow all my brilliant thoughts) on Twitter @BennettESPN. Let's begin: . Brian Bennett: I think it would be possible, yes. If Oregon went o...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  12. Nebraska Cornhuskers season preview

    Brian Bennett

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2013 overall record: 9-4 (5-3 Big Ten) Key returnees: Ameer Abdullah, RB; Randy Gregory, DE; Kenny Bell, WR; Corey Cooper, S; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB. Key losses: Quincy Enunwa, W...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  13. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  14. LeGrand, Taliaferro to share captaincy

    Brian Bennett

    We've spent a lot of time this offseason wondering if Rutgers-Penn State can develop into a rivalry. We haven't spent enough time discussing the similarities between the schools. And in a very cool move by both programs, they announced today that ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  15. 'Swagcopters' coming to B1G recruiting?

    Brian Bennett

    While the other Big Ten coaches used charter planes and shuttle vans to get to Bristol, Connecticut, recently for the league's days in the sun at ESPN, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood found a different way to fly. Flood arrived via helicopter, landing a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    (Welcome to a new incarnation of the links, which have expanded and moved from lunchtime to the morning. With our apologies to Buster Olney). With a little more than a week of preseason practice in the books at most Big Ten campuses, it's too earl...

    Blog | August 11, 2014