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  1. Maryland-Syracuse: Tale of the tape

    Brian Bennett

    Saturday's Maryland-Syracuse game at the Carrier Dome has all the makings of a delicious matchup -- if it were taking place on a basketball court. So, OK, these two schools are known more for their basketball. But the relative new ACC member and t...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Iowa's run game has been grounded

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa plays at Pittsburgh this Saturday, and as we expected in the preseason, one of the nation's top rushing attacks will be featured. It just belongs to that other team wearing gold. Running the ball has long been the bread, butter and the spread...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks' worth of games are in the book. That's not enough to decide the individual award races in the Big Ten, but it won't stop us from figuring out where those races stand. Our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Conference call: Best of the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Another week, another Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Here are some of the highlights from today's session featuring all 14 league coaches:...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    A few thoughts after a wild weekend of football: 1. The revival of Gary Nova under offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen had become a popular narrative, and the Rutgers quarterback did have a decent opening game at Washington State. But Nova's bad ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

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    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Recognizing the best and brightest from Week 3 in the Big Ten: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett: A week after Barrett's tough night against Virginia Tech, the redshirt freshman bounced back in a big way. He completed 23 of 30 passes for 312 yards and a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  8. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Week 3 arrives with fresh reasons for optimism. There aren't any heavyweight tilts quite like the Week 2 night games, but there aren't many snoozers on this docket, either. And we get the start of Big Ten conference action. Huzzah! Here's your run...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  9. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm back on the mailbag today. It's been too long. What's on your mind? Fred S. from Washington, D.C., writes: Read with interest regarding a path for BIG to the playoff. I see where you still hold out Michigan State after their 19-point loss. Wh...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. Abdullah's Heisman campaign gets charge

    Brian Bennett

    One of the joys of being a football writer is the unexpected things that arrive in the mail during the fall. Today, the mailman brought a special goodie from Nebraska: Nebraska has sent out this pack of double-A batteries to promote Ameer Abdullah...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  11. Northern Illinois trolls Fighting Illini in ad

    Brian Bennett

    Northern Illinois beat Northwestern 23-15 last weekend, after which I wrote that the Huskies have the best football program in the state of Illinois. The school's alumni group must feel that way, too, judging by this full-page ad in Friday's Chica...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  12. Boilers take last (for now), best shot at ND

    Brian Bennett

    With all the attention last week focused on the ending of the Michigan-Notre Dame series, it was easy to forget that another long-running rivalry involving the Irish and the Big Ten is going on a break. Purdue and Notre Dame will meet for the 86t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  13. Illini look to add their 'signature'

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois is 2-0, though its close-shave victories over Youngstown State and Western Kentucky at home aren't going to impress too many people. So I asked head coach Tim Beckman this week how important it would be for his team to get a so-called sig...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  14. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    We're only two weeks into the season, but we're taking a weekly look at how the major Big Ten individual awards races are shaping up. All five of our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players receiving five points for a first-...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  15. Knee injury could sideline Iowa's Scherff

    Brian Bennett

    This much we know: Iowa all-American offensive tackle Brandon Scherff hurt his right knee last week in the Ball State game. What we don't know: how much, if any, time Scherff will have to miss. Iowa TV station KCRG reported that Scherff underwent ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  16. The Big Ten's path to the playoff

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 confirmed what many had long suspected: the Big Ten's most recent expansion moves were a mistake. Yes, Maryland and Rutgers are really regretting joining a less relevant league. I kid, I kid! (Hey, it's better to laugh than cry, right?). Th...

    Blog | September 09, 2014