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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    After an eight-win season that included the historic four-game winning streak in Big Ten play and a victory over Nebraska, Minnesota had a right to feel pretty good about itself in the offseason. Instead, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this messag...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Preseason position preview: Quarterbacks

    Brian Bennett

    You can have all the pieces of a great team, but if you're lacking a standout quarterback, it's going to be tough to win big in college football. Quarterback is a position that likely needs to improve throughout the Big Ten in order for the league...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Indiana's bill of rights a way forward?

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass says he was only focused on his own university and not the problems facing college sports in general when he came up with the unique student-athlete bill of rights that the Hoosiers unveiled Friday afternoon. But ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  5. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mondays stink. Except when it's mailbag time. Which it is right now. Go. Mitchell C. from Parts Unknown writes: How confident should Ohio State be coming into the third year with Urban Meyer and five new starters on defense and six new starters o...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  6. Make or break year for Tim Beckman in '14?

    Brian Bennett

    Tim Beckman is 6-18 in two seasons at Illinois, with just one Big Ten conference victory during that time. That, of course, is not good, especially since his embattled predecessor, Ron Zook, took the Illini to consecutive bowl games before he got ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Poll: Most likely 3,000-yard passer

    Brian Bennett

    One of the things separating the Big Ten from some of the other power conferences in recent years seems to be elite quarterback play. Take the 3,000-yard passing mark as an example. The league had just one player reach that plateau both last seaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Potential B1G 3,000-yard passers in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    In the past two days, we have looked at the most likely 1,000-yard rushers and 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten for 2014. That leaves one major offensive statistical milestone to examine: 3,000-yard passers. Quarterbacks who throw for 3,000 yar...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  9. Poll: Breakthrough 1,000-yard rushers

    Brian Bennett

    On Wednesday, we outlined some of the possible 1,000-yard rushers in the Big Ten for the 2014 season. Now, we want your take on which guys will join that exclusive club. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Michigan State's Jeremy...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  10. Spring breakout player: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    With spring practice officially history, we're taking a look at each Big Ten team and identifying a player who announced himself as a potential key performer this fall. We're talking about guys who maybe haven't had big roles yet but displayed eno...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  11. Spring game recap: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our recaps of the plethora of spring games over the weekend, and now we turn our attention to the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Blue team dominated the Orange squad 38-7 before about 5,100 fans at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Yo...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Best offensive triple threats: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    The best offenses are usually the ones with the best triple threats: a big-time quarterback, an elite running back and a go-to wide receiver. So which Big Ten offenses have the most intimidating three-headed monsters on offense for 2014? Glad you ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. Illini's Karras living up to family name

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois offensive lineman Teddy Karras looked at schools like UCLA, Boston College and Ball State during his recruitment process. But one destination's siren song proved too strong. "The Big Ten was always in my mind," he said. Not just in his...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I had a good time covering Arch Madness this past weekend. My astute, professional opinion: Wichita State is really, really good. But the hoops moonlighting is over. Back to football -- and more of your emails ... Luke from Lincoln, Neb., write...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Gophers lose LB coach Miller to FSU

    Brian Bennett

    One of the hallmarks of Jerry Kill's tenure at Minnesota -- and previous stops -- is the continuity of his coaching staff. Well, the Gophers' stability has taken a hit, as assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bill Miller has accepted a position ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014