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  1. Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett



  2. ESPN.com Big Ten reporter.
  3. Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
  4. Graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • Wildcats' Justin Jackson ready for his encore

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is exploring the idea of a "year of readiness" for freshmen. Perhaps the league should consult with Northwestern's Justin Jackson. He arrived in Evanston last summer and immediately had to adjust to the school's rigid academics, famili...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  • B1G spring position outlook: Specialists

    Brian Bennett

    Since spring practice opened at Michigan and Northwestern this week, we've been ranking position groups around the Big Ten. For previous entries in the series, click here. We come now to the end, with special teams. Since it's virtually impossible...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  • B1G spring position outlook: Defensive line

    Brian Bennett

    As spring practice opens in Ann Arbor and Evanston this week, we're comparing position groups around the Big Ten. Defensive line is up now. For others in the series, click here: Best of the best: Michigan State Shilique Calhoun's return guarant...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  • Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Hurry up and get out of here, February. No one likes you. 1. It's great to have football back, even if it's only spring practice. Michigan was the first Big Ten team to open spring drills on Tuesday, and Northwestern hits the field for the first t...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  • Northwestern's Jim Phillips: Defining moment for college sports

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has been kicking around the idea of a "year of readiness," or in more basic parlance, freshman ineligibility. The league's discussion of the idea has generated a lot of national attention in past several days, but in many ways people are ...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  • The Big Ten's top NFL combine performers

    Brian Bennett

    The underwear Olympics -- er, the NFL combine -- is officially over. For several days in the past week, pro football hopefuls ran, jumped and lifted in front of scouts and front office types in Indianapolis, showing off skills that apparently were...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  • B1G spring position outlook: Running back

    Brian Bennett

    Last season was the year of the running back in the Big Ten. But now many of those stars -- Melvin Gordon, Ameer Abdullah, Tevin Coleman, Jeremy Langford, David Cobb -- have moved on. How does the position stack up around the league as spring prac...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  • Kentucky makes it look perfectly easy vs. Auburn

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There are mismatches, and then there is what happened in the first 11 minutes of the Auburn-Kentucky game Saturday night. The top-ranked Wildcats bullied their way to a 30-4 lead, and Auburn still hadn't flushed a single field-go...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  • State of the program: Indiana Hoosiers

    Brian Bennett

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're looking at recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: Indiana 2014 record: 4-8 (1-7 Big Ten)...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  • Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is gauging its member schools' interest in making freshmen ineligible, joining other Power 5 leagues that have at least kicked the thought around. Is it an idea whose time has come? Or an old approach that doesn't reflect modern realit...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  • Maryland Terrapins promote Keith Dudzinski to defensive coordinat...

    Brian Bennett

    Maryland made a change at defensive coordinator on Thursday, replacing Brian Stewart and promoting inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015
  • State of the program: Maryland Terrapins

    Brian Bennett

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're looking at recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: Maryland 2014 record: 7-6 (4-4 Big Ten...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  • Ultimate ESPN 300 roundtable: Biggest B1G omission?

    Brian Bennett

    By now, you've surely seen the Ultimate ESPN 300, a list of the 300 most impactful players based on both high school and college production since 2006. The list considered players whom ESPN evaluated at both levels, so while not all 300 players were ...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  • Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Wednesday afternoon, which means it's time for another Big Ten mailbag. Keep your questions coming, either by tweeting me here or using this link if your question requires more than 140 characters. Chop, chop. Brian Bennett: It's a good ...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  • State of the program: Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Brian Bennett

    As spring practice approaches, we're taking a snapshot of the state of each Big Ten program. We're looking at recent performance, won-loss trends, coaching, current personnel and future personnel. Up next: the Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 reco...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  • Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Jim Harbaugh ... quarterback whisperer? Such was the implication when it was revealed on Tuesday that the new Michigan coach was in Ann Arbor helping former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and ex-Baylor star Bryce Petty prepare for this w...

    Blog | February 18, 2015