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  1. Poll: Big Ten unit under most pressure

    Brian Bennett

    Just before the holiday last week, we took a look at some Big Ten units that will be under pressure to perform this season. Now we want your opinion on which groups have the most riding on them. Cue David Bowie as we list the nominees under the mo...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Hodor. Jim Delany doesn't think there's anything risky about the Big Ten migration toward the East. Rutgers needs to apologize to Eric LeGrand, Steve Politi writes. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he never had any issues with Taylor Lewan. S...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Fantastic Derby weekend here. If you've never been, you're doing life wrong. A Nebraska running back pledge won MVP honors at a big recruiting camp. A pair of Colorado defensive backs got the Huskers' 2015 class going. A highly-regarded in-stat...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  6. Taylor Lewan charged in fight

    Brian Bennett

    Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery stemming from an incident that occurred the night after last season's Ohio State game. From ESPN.c...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. Poll: Biggest shoes to fill in B1G

    Brian Bennett

    Over the last couple of weeks, we've taken a look in video form at the biggest shoes to fill on each Big Ten team this spring and who the replacements might be. Which player's empty cleats will be the most considerable this spring? Let's consider ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  8. Big Ten storylines at the NFL combine

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL scouting combine -- also known as the world's most dissected job interview session -- began Wednesday in Indianapolis, and workouts begin Saturday. The hopefuls include 36 players from Big Ten schools, 38 if you count Maryland and Rutgers. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  9. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for the second Big Ten mailbag in three days. Lucky you. And here's one last call for comments from Maryland and Rutgers fans. The response from Rutgers fans has been terrific. Step it up a bit, Maryland supporters. On to your questions ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  10. Browns interviewed Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    No one seems to be quite sure what the NFL's Cleveland Browns are doing with their front office and coaching moves of late, so nothing related to that topic would qualify as much of a surprise. Still, it was a bit of a stunner to learn Tuesday that t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  11. B1G players invited to NFL combine

    Brian Bennett

    The official invite list for the 2014 NFL combine is out, and 36 Big Ten players will try to impress pro scouts during workouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25. In case you were wondering, that's fourth most among conferences behind the SEC (71 invit...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  12. Taylor Lewan leads B1G in new mock drafts

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten had only one first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Will things improve in 2014? ESPN.com NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay say yes, but not by a landslide. In their newest mock drafts, Kiper has four Big Ten players in...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  13. Recruiting Q&A: UW's Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin signed a big class of 25 scholarship players, plus four preferred walk-ons, on Wednesday. I caught up with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen for this Q&A about the class: With one of the larger classes the Badgers have signed in a while, ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Melvin Gordon makes right call on return

    Brian Bennett

    There were times in the first half of the season where Melvin Gordon looked like the best running back in the country. Through the first seven games, Gordon had already topped 1,000 yards while averaging close to 10 yards per carry. So there was n...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  16. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    For the first time in a long while, there was no football from the previous weekend to discuss. But we still had a lively Big Ten Monday chat. Here's the full transcript, plus some choice highlights: HP (STL, Missouri): Any chance Texas look at B1...

    Blog | December 16, 2013