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  1. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose. Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver. The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful. Cardale Jones and J.T. B...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 6

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our countdown of the Top 10 games from the Big Ten in 2013. Remember that we're taking into account the stakes in the game, the excitement level, the quality of the performances and the atmosphere. Quality might not have been the ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Meyer hires Chris Ash off Bielema's staff

    Brian Bennett

    This week, on "As the Big Ten turns ..." Bill O'Brien left Penn State for the NFL's Houston Texans and took Ohio State defensive line coach/top notch recruiter Mike Vrabel with him. Ohio State head coach returned the favor to the Nittany Lions by ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. Vrabel departure stings for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    It turns out that Bill O'Brien's departure from Penn State caused some collateral damage for Ohio State. According to multiple reports, and as first reported by BuckeyeGrove.com, Buckeyes defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is leaving the team to tak...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I'm Ron Burgundy? Ohio State needs a quick fix for its pass defense before facing Clemson. How does Ryan Shazier project to the next level? Michigan State has some options when it comes to replacing Max Bullough next year, including his younger...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    How many of you will be milling around downtown Indianapolis this weekend? Maybe we'll see you there. For now, let's correspond via email: Alex from Denver, N.C., writes: Please tell me how the two OSU players can avoid being suspended for an enti...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    There were two huge rivalry games Saturday, with BCS national title implications at stake. What were the odds that both underdog home teams would score a touchdown to get within one point with 32 seconds left in the game? That was the scenario in ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What you gobblin' about, turkeys? Daniel from Enemy Territory, Ohio, writes: Brian, what can Michigan do (short of a miracle or swapping teams with say, Alabama) to pull off the major upset against OSU this week? Brian Bennett: Well, the Wolver...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Salvaging the season for Big Ten also-rans

    Brian Bennett

    Only four teams -- Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Minnesota -- still have a chance to win the Big Ten title. Two teams, Illinois and Purdue, have been eliminated from bowl contention, while Indiana needs a Hail Mary this week at Ohio State...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Craig from Braintree, Mass., writes: You used the term "signature win" for the the Gophers. How do we know if that win over Nebraska was a signature win? We don't know if it was until the program changes levels. If the Gophers lose their remaining ga...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 9

    Brian Bennett

    You know the old adage about offense selling tickets and defense winning championships? Forget about it. If that were true, how could you explain that four of the top five scoring teams in the country are Baylor, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio Sta...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    World Series. Game 1. Wainwright. Fenway. So excited. Full sentences ... difficult. Links: Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant has soaked up lessons from teammate Bradley Roby. Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter left no doubt that he will play ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  13. Penn State finds its own motivation

    Brian Bennett

    It's natural to wonder about Penn State's motivation. We're nearing the final month of the season in a physically demanding sport and the Nittany Lions' players have no possibility of a bowl game because of NCAA sanctions. There's no reason, ho...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    One more win, and it's on to the World Series. Al Borges doesn't want to run Devin Gardner a lot because of injury concerns, but the Michigan offensive coordinator may not have a choice, given how his running backs have played. Just what Michig...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  15. Big Ten midseason report

    Brian Bennett

    Look at the Big Ten standings at the halfway point, and there are not a lot of surprises. Ohio State stands undefeated, as expected and just like in 2012. Michigan State and Nebraska have glittering records despite some lingering (though perhaps d...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  16. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 7

    Brian Bennett

    Ten things to keep your eyes on in the four Big Ten games on Saturday: 1. Strength vs. strength for the Spittoon: The Indiana-Michigan State game might not be the most-hyped matchup of the weekend, but if you like irresistible force/immovable obje...

    Blog | October 10, 2013