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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.

  • A B1G youth movement at receiver

    Brian Bennett

    Like many football coaches, Penn State's James Franklin subscribes to the theory that young players can contribute quickly at wide receiver. "The farther from the ball you are, the better chance you have to get on the field early," Franklin said T...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  • In playoff era, will Rose stay as sweet?

    Brian Bennett

    For several years, the Rose Bowl logo was nearly ubiquitous around Michigan State's practice facility, serving as a constant reminder of the team's ultimate goal. The Spartans finally made it back to Pasadena last year for the first time since the...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  • Big Ten fearless predictions

    ESPN.com staff

    With the season just days away, our Big Ten reporters offer up their bold predictions for the 2014 season: Brian Bennett: Minnesota wins back a long-lost trophy The Gophers have won the Little Brown Jug game against Michigan only once (2005) sin...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  • Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to our first game week mailbag of the 2014 season. Man, that feels good to type. Keep the questions flowing, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter at @BennettESPN . Brian Bennett: The strength on defense throughout the league right n...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  • Spartans new favorite in writers' poll

    Brian Bennett

    I demand a recount! That's what Cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises basically said after Braxton Miller's injury. He annually conducts the only thing close to a preseason Big Ten poll by asking beat writers around the league to pick their order of fin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  • Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Game week is here. Let that sink in. Revel in it. With the season about to begin, let's take at a few teams outside the top expected Big Ten contenders (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska) who could get off to fast starts in 201...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  • Sudfeld is Indiana's man on a mission

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana's Nate Sudfeld found himself in a time-share situation at quarterback the past two seasons. No matter how well he performed -- and he finished fourth in the Big Ten in passing yards per game in 2013 -- Sudfeld never knew exactly when he might...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  • Best case/Worst case: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Over the past several days, we have presented our best- and worst-case scenarios for every team in the Big Ten. They weren't predictions but instead a broad (sometimes comically so) look at the potential highs and lows for each club. Now that we'v...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  • Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    After an eight-win season that included the historic four-game winning streak in Big Ten play and a victory over Nebraska, Minnesota had a right to feel pretty good about itself in the offseason. Instead, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this messag...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  • Preseason All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett and Josh Moyer

    There is no official preseason all-conference team in the Big Ten (or official predicted order of finish, etc.). But we here at ESPN.com have got you covered with our preseason all-league picks on offense, defense and special teams. And here they ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  • Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

    Brian Bennett

    In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights season preview

    Brian Bennett

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 2013 record: 6-7 (3-5 American Athletic Conference) Key losses: WR Brandon Coleman, QB Chas Dodd, WR Quron Pratt, DT Isaac Holmes, DE Marcus Thompson, S Jeremy Deering, DE/LB Jamal Mer...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  • Don't count B1G out of playoff just yet

    Brian Bennett

    Some national reaction to the news of Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury is focusing not only on the harsh consequences for Ohio State but also on the impact for the Big Ten as a whole. Mark Schlabach basically says the league's quest for...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  • Miller injury upends entire Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Winning championships in college football no longer requires having an experienced quarterback. Last year's BCS national title game featured a pair of teams who started a redshirt freshman (Florida State's Jameis Winston) and a junior-college tran...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  • Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  • Schedule analysis: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    One more week without football. You can do it! Until kickoff finally gets here, we've been looking forward and analyzing every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule. Wrapping up our series is the defending champion, Michigan State Spartans. Nonconferenc...

    Blog | August 18, 2014