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  1. Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines to play in 2017 Cowboys Class...

    Brian Bennett

    The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators will open the 2017 season against one another in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the two schools announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  2. B1G schools, adidas on shaky ground

    Brian Bennett

    You see your favorite Big Ten teams' uniforms and practice gear, but you probably don't often give much thought to where they originated. But that's become a big issues for several Big Ten teams and their apparel provider, adidas. ESPN.com's Krist...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  3. Keep it simple with B1G division names

    Brian Bennett

    So Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said this week that the league will consider changing division names when Maryland and Rutgers join in 2014. This has led to a lot of people offering their own new division names for the conference, most of them whi...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Michigan's Countess looks for more INTs

    Brian Bennett

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Blake Countess had a pretty good 2011 season, especially for a true freshman playing cornerback in the Big Ten. But there was one thing missing from Countess' resume last year, a point that he was often reminded of by his coach...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  5. Pasqualoni in favor of expansion west

    Brian Bennett

    UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni said he is in favor of the Big East moving West in expansion, saying, "I'm hoping that's the way it goes, the sooner the better." Pasqualoni spoke Friday as he previewed his team's game against Pitt next Wednesday. The ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  6. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So, did everybody have a good Presidents Day? I celebrated by watching "All the President's Men" and "Dead Presidents" and singing "The Mediocre Presidents" song from "The Simpsons" ("There's William Henry Harrison -- 'I died in 30 days!'"). Not e...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  7. UConn hires Paul Pasqualoni

    Brian Bennett

    Apparently Connecticut just can't get enough of Syracuse guys as its head coach. The Huskies have replaced Orange graduate Randy Edsall with former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni. He was the Orange head coach from 1991 until 2004, when he was push...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  8. TCU, Big East a marriage of convenience

    Brian Bennett

    In announcing TCU as the 17th member of the Big East and ninth football-playing team, league commissioner John Marinatto welcomed the Horned Frogs to what he called the "largest family in intercollegiate athletics." In family terms, TCU and the Bi...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  9. Pitt, Miami share plenty of history

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh and Miami haven't played since 2003. But when the two teams meet on Thursday night (ESPN, 7:30 ET), there will still be a lot of shared history between the two programs. The Panthers and Hurricanes, of course, used to be Big East brothe...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  10. Draft history made at Rutgers, South Florida

    Brian Bennett

    As expected, three Big East players were drafted in the first round. That still qualified as big news for two league schools. Rutgers' Anthony Davis went 11th to San Francisco, the highest draft pick in school history. Devin McCourty later joined ...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  11. Pitt names receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh has looked within for its new receivers coach. Scott Turner, an offensive assistant the past two seasons, was promoted to replace Bryan Bossard, who was not retained. "Scott Turner was a major contributor in our offensive staff room ...

    Blog | January 18, 2010
  12. Meineke Car Care Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Meineke Car Care Bowl: Pittsburgh (9-3) vs. North Carolina (8-4): Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Talk about your long fall down. Pittsburgh was a missed extra point away from winning the Big East and making the Sugar Bowl. Instead, the Panthers find t...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  13. Wannstedt, Weis now going in opposite directions

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett There's little room for patience in college football, where coaches and programs are declared to be booms or busts from week to week. But sometimes patience pays off, as in the case of Dave Wannstedt vs. Charlie ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  14. Best closers in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett When it comes to recruiting, which coaches in the Big East are the best at closing the deal? After consulting with our recruiting experts from Scouts Inc., here's a top-five list: 1. Dave Wannstedt, Pittsburg...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  15. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett If you haven't yet, check out Amy K. Nelson's piece about teams examining the safety of their practice bubbles after the Dallas Cowboys tragedy. In the Big East, Rutgers practices in a bubble facility, a...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett * Former Cincinnati defensive back DeAngelo Smith helped rescue a reporter when the Dallas Cowboys' training facility collapsed on Saturday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. * The Charleston G...

    Blog | May 04, 2009