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  1. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time ... Mark H. from Columbus, Ohio, writes: My comment/question is in regards to Ohio State. If it were not for the bowl ban last year, Ohio State probably would have received more votes and more "love" in regards to the polls. They probabl...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  2. Fewer sanctions could keep O'Brien at PSU

    Brian Bennett

    Speaking on the Big Ten coaches' conference call Tuesday, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien didn't sound as happy as you might expect him to be. The NCAA had just announced that it would restore scholarships for the Nittany Lions beginning next season...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Just pretend you're visiting a huge outdoor loony bin." Happy Derby Eve. Members of the 2010 Wisconsin offense have made their mark in the NFL. Early enrollees like Purdue's Danny Etling reached a new high this season. Penn State and UCF cou...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    One month until these guys are back. I can't wait. Purdue president Mitch Daniels supports the Big Ten alignment plan and says he thinks all other Big Ten presidents will, too. Illinois' caravan will be invading Northwestern country. And Northw...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  5. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Answering some of your emails before it gets all drafty in here: Dash from Tucumcari, N.M., writes: "It's out of my control, but I wasn't happy with it," Steven Bench said. "I'm a competitor, so I'm not going to agree with that decision. But, at t...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Must-see e-mail Thursday: Luke B. from Jesup, Iowa, writes: I found it ironic that Wisconsin's Gary Andersen made a fairly big deal about the timing of Jay Boulware's departure (albeit in a professional manner) just days before hiring Jeff Genyk f...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Where have star B1G receivers gone?

    Brian Bennett

    It was just a coincidence that our Big Ten postseason Top 25 player rankings wrapped up the same week when players were showing off their skills at the NFL combine. But the convergence of the two raised one pressing question: Where are all the sta...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Close only counts in horse grenades. It's a saying. 'Cause if you're playing horseshoes and then you throw a grenade at a horse, it doesn't have to be that close and you can still blow the horse's legs off. It's from the movie "Seabiscuit." Not s...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  10. O'Brien says he did not ask PSU for raise

    Brian Bennett

    As everyone knows by now, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was courted by NFL teams in the past couple of weeks. He admits to have "had conversations" with a couple of those teams. But O'Brien hasn't gone anywhere, and he said on Monday that he did n...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  11. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Another fantastic trip to the Rose Bowl is in the books. If you've never been, you owe it to yourself to go. Put that on your bucket list, along with getting an email answered by me in the Thursday mailbag. These lucky souls can now die happy: Dav...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Sadly, it is now officially the offseason for the entire Big Ten. Northwestern finally got the monkey off its back with a bowl win. It was a breakthrough season for the Wildcats. Barry Alvarez's magic wasn't enough to hide Wisconsin's shortcomi...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. Big Ten Thanksgiving mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Since Thursday is the holiday, I'm giving you a special early edition of the Thursday mailbag. So, what are you gobbling about, turkeys? J.W. Buchanan from Milwaukee writes: I'm sure this is the millionth question/comment you've gotten on the B1G ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's November, people. As Mark Dantonio said, November is for contenders, the same way coffee is for closers. So I hope you brought your 'A' game to the mailbag, because my A's to your Q's are always Grade-A. Or something like that. Let's get yo y...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    For lunch: codfish, Heinz beans and links. With a Shirley Temple, since we're tapering. The Michigan State defense is really good -- maybe even national championship good, Matt Charboneau writes. New Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been wor...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Enjoy a weekend full of hoops, everybody. The salaries of three new Iowa football coaches were released; offensive coordinator Greg Davis will make $300,000. It's safe to say LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz are a little more social-media savvy than...

    Blog | March 09, 2012