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  1. Barry Alvarez to serve on playoff committee

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is one of several people who have been chosen to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting. CBSSports.com reported earlier that Alvarez would serve ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  2. Nebraska agrees to series with Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska and Cincinnati have scheduled a home-and-home football series in 2020 and 2025, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The first game will be held in Lincoln in 2020, with the Cornhuskers returning the game at Cincinnati in 2025. The Hus...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. New Detroit Lions bowl could pit B1G, ACC

    Brian Bennett

    Prepare to say goodbye to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl as a Big Ten bowl, though the league could still send a team to Detroit for the postseason. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports that the NFL's Detroit Lions are planning to create and operate th...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  4. B1G could change Legends, Leaders names

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten could decide by June whether to replace the Legends and Leaders names for its divisions in 2014, colleague Brett McMurphy reports. McMurphy spoke to league commissioner Jim Delany, who said changing the division names is an option when...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  5. Rose Bowl to host semifinal in 2014 season

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten will have to place a team in the four-team playoff in Year 1 if it wants to participate in the Rose Bowl in the 2014 season. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports that the Rose and Sugar bowls will serve as semifinal sites in the first year...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  6. Big Ten, power conferences to get richer

    Brian Bennett

    Forget about the prospect of superconferences in the future. They're already here -- at least in terms of money. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports that the five so-called power leagues -- the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, Big 12 and (for some reason) the A...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  7. Purdue search turns to Kent State's Hazell

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue doesn't look likely to land Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its next head coach and has instead moved on to Kent State's Darrell Hazell as its top target, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting. Jones interviewed at Purdue on Sunday but also went t...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Delany: New division alignment not set

    Brian Bennett

    We passed along a report on Monday from colleague Brett McMurphy that Maryland and Rutgers would join the Leaders Division, with Illinois switching to the Legends. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany refuted that report as Rutgers officially joined th...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Report: Illini to Legends, new clubs Leaders

    Brian Bennett

    Maryland's president told the school's board of regents that the Terrapins and fellow Big Ten newcomer Rutgers would play in the Leaders Division, with Illinois switching to the Legends, ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy is reporting. That makes sense, si...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. Miami's Eichorst to replace Osborne

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska has found its successor to athletic director Tom Osborne in Miami's Shawn Eichorst, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting. According to McMurphy, Eichorst has resigned as Miami's athletic director and will replace Osborne, who announced last...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Army, Navy expansion options for Big East?

    Brian Bennett

    Could the Big East look to Army and Navy in its quest to expand? CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy reports that the league could be interested in just such a plan to add the service academies. He quotes an unnamed college football industry insider wh...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  12. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The feeling at the Big East meetings is eerily similar to the last time the league faced a potential raid, Brett McMurphy writes for AOL FanHouse. Big East commissioner John Marinatto says silence doesn't mean the league isn't taking action, Greg A...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  13. USF needs honest probe into Leavitt allegation

    Brian Bennett

    What are we to make of this Jim Leavitt situation at South Florida? First, Brett McMurphy from Fanhouse reported Monday that Leavitt grabbed and slapped a player -- sophomore walk-on Joel Miller -- in the locker room at halftime of the Nov. 21 gam...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  14. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett On the series before he suffered a career-ending knee injury, Matt Grothe sprained his shoulder so bad that he wouldn't have played this week anyway, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune. "We were up 21-0...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  15. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Jim Leavitt has instituted a number of changes, including shorter practices, in an effort to get South Florida over the hump in the Big East, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune. Pitt freshman linebacker ...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett South Florida coach Jim Leavitt says he's likely to keep his Top 25 ballot public, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune. "I don't see why I wouldn't, but don't hold me to that," Leavitt joked. "It probabl...

    Blog | September 01, 2009