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  1. Playoff should see Midwest as Super, too

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a crazy notion: the biggest game in football being played not in some tropical locale but smack dab in the Midwest. It's true. The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and its forthcoming new stadium. Minneapolis was on...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Orange Bowl notes from Urban Meyer

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Both head coaches met with the media on Thursday morning in the final press conferences before Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. Here are some highlights from the session with Ohio State's Urban Meyer: • Safety Christia...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. 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
  4. New Detroit bowl joins B1G lineup

    Brian Bennett

    We've known for a while now that the Detroit Lions planned to operate their own bowl game and that it would join the Big Ten lineup. That became official on Wednesday as both the NFL team and the Big Ten announced a six-year partnership for the ga...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Gophers' Carter grew up on, off the field

    Brian Bennett

    Tyrone Carter flew into Minneapolis last winter for an emergency rescue mission. The mission was his cousin, Michael, a talented but troubled defensive back for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. As they walked around campus together, they were stopped...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. Report: Penn State to meet with Bill O'Brien

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State is planning to meet with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Joe Paterno, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting. "Bill is focusing on another Super Bowl run," said O'Bri...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  9. All systems are go for Ball and James

    Brian Bennett

    LOS ANGELES -- Montee Ball had hoped to meet LaMichael James at "The Home Depot College Football Awards" show on Dec. 8. Alas, James had finals and couldn't attend. It's no wonder Ball wanted to size up maybe the only running back in the country w...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  10. Evaluating the B1G NFL prospects in bowls

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com NFL draft analyst Steve Muench has an interesting story looking at the top prospects for each of the Big Ten bowl teams. Well, make that eight of the 10 league bowl teams, as Muench surmises that neither Northwestern nor Purdue has a "prospe...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  11. Mohamed Sanu, Geno Smith impress

    Brian Bennett

    Two Big East draft prospects have impressed Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. - Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Weidl has spent time watching film in recent days while he breaks down some bowl matchups. Sanu and Sm...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  12. David Rowe set for final game

    Brian Bennett

    Rutgers safety David Rowe has been a mainstay in the defensive backfield for the Scarlet Knights. He has played in a team-leading 50 games, with 35 starts. He made the move from cornerback to safety this season and continued to thrive, with three ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. Losing Edsall a worrisome sign for UConn

    Brian Bennett

    Rich Rodriguez led West Virginia to BCS games and left for mighty Michigan and the Big House. Bobby Petrino took Louisville to the Orange Bowl and bolted for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, where he thought he'd get to coach Michael Vick. Brian Kelly guid...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  14. If it's good enough for the Super Bowl ...

    Brian Bennett

    ... then I suppose having a postseason football game in the New York area is good enough for the Big East. The NFL's decision Tuesday to award the 2014 Super Bowl to New Meadowlands Stadium prompted a lot of debate as to whether such a game should...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  15. Pike, Gilyard might need a few donuts

    Brian Bennett

    While Tim Tebow is under the most scrutiny at the Senior Bowl, Tony Pike is another quarterback drawing a lot of interest from scouts in Mobile. The Cincinnati star checked in at just 212 pounds on Monday, raising questions about how his 6-foot-6 ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  16. Friday mail: Trivia answer

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett You disappoint me, dear readers. You're normally so astute that I thought you would get the answer to the trivia question I posed on Tuesday: Which current Big East coaches are undefeated in bowl games (with...

    Blog | March 13, 2009