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  1. Big Ten reversing SEC brain drain

    Brian Bennett

    As the coach hiring season nears an end, we're examining the Big Ten coaching landscape and some recent trends. Today, we take a look at how recent coaching hires in the league have reversed the SEC brain drain. When Bret Bielema left Wisconsin fo...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  2. Ranking B1G nonleague games: Nos. 48-35

    Brian Bennett

    The 2013 season will be here before you know it. Well, that's not really true, unless you are unable to process time in your brain and six weeks feels like a flash. If so, you've got bigger problems to worry about than the Big Ten season. But the ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Homer: Aw, 20 dollars? But I wanted a peanut! Homer's brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts. Homer: Explain how. Homer's brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services. Wisconsin picked up a dual-threat quarterback from Florida. Mor...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  4. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Before I open up the mailbag, I must apologize for a little gaffe I made last week. Rutgers is indeed a state school. Sometimes the brain has a few senior moments. Now on to some questions. Dave in Charlotte writes: What do you make of Rutgers as...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  5. Rex Burkhead wins Uplifting Athlete award

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead has won a national award for his work with a young fan battling brain cancer. Burkhead was named the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion on Wednesday. He was one of four finalists and won an online voti...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  6. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Now let's catch up on some links. Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant looks at the UConn defensive brain trust. Plus, a few more commitments for the Huskies. Ashton Broyld and Tyree Smallwood are no...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  7. Bearcats host fundraiser with Mitch Stone

    Brian Bennett

    Remember Mitch Stone? The 2009 Cincinnati football team "adopted" the 12-year-old brain-cancer patient, and he helped inspire them throughout their undefeated season. Mitch even led them out of the tunnel for the Sugar Bowl. The program's associat...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  8. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    UConn appears close to hiring Mark Whipple as its next head coach. Syracuse could be more athletically gifted next year, but can the inexperienced Orange thrive? Rob Long will begin new treatment for his brain tumor on Thursday. Todd Graham cause...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  9. Syracuse's Rob Long needs more treatment

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse punter Rob Long will need further treatment on his brain tumor after doctors found malignant cells in the area during a follow-up Monday. Long had surgery Dec. 14 to remove what was described as a benign tumor. He was hopeful then that th...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  10. Syracuse's Rob Long recovering well

    Brian Bennett

    Some good news from Syracuse, where senior punter Rob Long is recovering after successful surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Long was diagnosed with the tumor on Dec. 2 after complaining for weeks about headaches and discomfort. He had surger...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse punter Rob Long isn't letting a brain tumor get him down. Ryan Lichtenstein will handle punting duties for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Randy Edsall should be a hot commodity on the coaching market, and he's got a very attractive buyout...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  12. Good and scary news for Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    First, the scary. Syracuse punter Rob Long will miss the New Era Pinstripe Bowl game because he needs surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, school officials announced. Syracuse said told trainers he had been experiencing headaches for the pas...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  13. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I give up trying to figure out who's the best team in the Big East. Maybe we should just hand out participation trophies and be done with it. Let's move on to your e-mail: Andrew from Toledo, Ohio, writes: Homer's Brain : [moans] "You can stay,...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  14. Week 4 review/Week 5 preview

    Brian Bennett

    The memory-wiping service featured in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is offering discounts to all Big East teams should they want to clear this September from their brains. Until then, let's review what happened in another tough week for the...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  15. Top 10 moments of the Big East season

    Brian Bennett

    There were wins and losses, big games and duds. But when the statistics and records become foggy in our brains, we'll still remember some of the indelible moments from the 2009 Big East season. Here are my top 10 moments: 1. UConn celebrating in S...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Great story from the Cincinnati Enquirer's Bill Koch about the Bearcats adopting Mitch Stone, an 11-year-old boy who's battling a brain tumor. "He's given us so much strength he doesn't even know about and we're ...

    Blog | September 03, 2009