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  1. B1G head coaches among FBS highest paid

    Brian Bennett

    You can question whether the Big Ten always competes at the same elite level as some other leagues. You can question, at times, some conference teams' all-out commitment to winning national championships in football. But you can't question whether...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning and welcome to the penultimate week of the Big Ten regular season. Some thoughts from the weekend: 1. Melvin Gordon's historic day stole all the headlines in Wisconsin's 59-24 demolishing of Nebraska, and rightly so. But the game also...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We're in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings era, and the Big Ten still has a lot of work to do to get into the top four. Let's see what it all means for the league's three playoff candidates: Michigan State Record: 7-1...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  4. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Top o' the morning to ya: 1. It's here. Finally. Ohio State-Michigan State game week. We've been waiting for this one since, oh, about Jan. 4. ESPN's "College GameDay" will be in East Lansing. It's a playoff and East Division elimination showdown,...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  5. B1G coaches not feeling rankings hype

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff selection committee will issue its first-ever set of rankings Tuesday night. It's an exciting time for fans and the signal of a bold new beginning for the sport. Many will be glued to their TV sets for the unveiling of...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    A couple of lingering thoughts from Week 6 in the Big Ten: 1. I wrote about the confusion Michigan State suffered from after their come-from-way-ahead, hold-on-like-crazy 27-22 win over Nebraska. I could have just as easily focused on the fuzzy pi...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    All summer, we looked forward to the three Big Ten night games in Week 2 as the league's best opportunity to make a statement. Unfortunately for the conference, it proved the worst kind of statement possible, as all three league teams lost by double ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. 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
  9. B1G coaches hope autonomy is first step

    Brian Bennett

    On Thursday, the NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to pass legislation that will allow schools in the Power 5 conferences to set many of their own rules. Autonomy, as it's being called, could bring a seismic shift in the landscape in ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. B1G media day preview: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Big Ten media days are less than two weeks away, To get you ready, we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential answers we could hear at the Hilton Chicago on July 28 and 29. Next up is N...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  11. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Today marks the birthdays of Mike Tyson and Lizzy Caplan, the anniversary of the merging of East And West Germany's economies and, of course, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day. Oh, and I got married two years ago today. Probably should have mentioned...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. Does early signing make sense for B1G?

    Brian Bennett

    Momentum seems to be building for creating an early signing period in college football. The Conference Commissioners Association will discuss the idea as part of its agenda at a meeting later this month. As with many things in life, the devil is i...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What's on your mind? rtXC from Denison, Texas, writes: Hey, Brian, love the blog! After the SEC's "groundbreaking" announcement to stay at eight conference games and have each of its teams play one team from the Power 5, would you like to see the ot...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    A big Monday looms with spring football wraps and spring game recaps. So I won't have a mailbag that day. But here's a full one for today: Dan from Washington, D.C., writes: Brian, I'm sure you'll be getting thousands of comments on this point, so...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  15. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Wednesday. There's nothing good on TV (except for this). It's mailbag business time. Ed from State of Rutgers writes: How would you rank B1G head coaches on the hot seat in 2014? Which assistants are in the best position for a head coaching j...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Poll: West Division favorite in 2014?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been saying a lot that the new Big Ten West Division looks like a wide open race. Is there a favorite in the bunch? We want to hear from you which team should be looked at as the 2014 frontrunner in the league's wild, wild West. Since our po...

    Blog | March 12, 2014