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  1. Rutgers' Kemoko Turay is turning heads

    Brian Bennett

    If asked to guess this summer which Big Ten player would be leading the league in sacks at midseason, you probably would have started with names like Randy Gregory, Shilique Calhoun and Joey Bosa. There is almost no chance you would have said the rig...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Versatile Colter's No. 1 skill? Unselfishness

    Brian Bennett

    If, in future years, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald needs to remind his players about the importance of unselfishness, he won't need to unleash a flowery speech. He already knows a perfect example to illustrate his point: Kain Colter. The Wildc...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  3. Big Ten QBs face constant tinkering

    Brian Bennett

    Taylor Martinez's passing ability and the way he throws the ball have been picked apart by fans since he became Nebraska's starting quarterback in 2010. But give Martinez credit: he tried doing something about it this offeason. The Cornhuskers jun...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  4. Pitt's trick shot kicker, Kevin Harper

    Brian Bennett

    Your latest Big East trick shot impresario sure can kick. From a sand pit. In bare feet. While wearing overalls. From the bushes. Through the sprinklers. And a tire swing. Not to mention with a giant cone over his head. And from ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy media days eve. Bill O'Brien's resolve will be tested at Penn State. USC coach Lane Kiffin offered to give advice to O'Brien (for the low, low price of Silas Redd). Businesses are reconsidering their marketing ties with Penn State. Casey ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  6. Skip Holtz on extension, expectations

    Brian Bennett

    USF coach Skip Holtz will try his hand at golf next week, when he participates in the American Century Championship with many other sports and entertainment stars at Lake Tahoe. Holtz will be joined there by several other prominent football coache...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  7. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The commitment train rolls on ... Cincinnati picked up a commitment from local offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman, and a linebacker from Utah. The Bearcats also nabbed Florida State transfer Jeff Luc. Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant checks ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  8. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Another Wednesday, another mailblog. Let's dig in. Ken in Connecticut writes: AA, I know it was only the spring game, BUT how can Chandler Whitmer not be named the starting quarterback for UConn? The stats really speak for themselves. He had a goo...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Madness and "Mad Men." Should be a great weekend. There are a lot of questions for Minnesota as the Gophers begin spring practice Thursday. Linebacker Mike Rallis says competing for a Big Ten title is possible this year. Wisconsin spring practi...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. Joe Paterno legacy needs new final chapter

    Brian Bennett

    One of the reasons Joe Paterno resisted retirement for so long was because he didn't want to end up like Bear Bryant, who died just a few weeks after hanging up his houndstooth hat at Alabama. But a fate that's possibly worse than death has accomp...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  11. Report: Terrelle Pryor got free golf

    Brian Bennett

    The stories keep trickling out of Columbus about Terrelle Pryor and other Ohio State Buckeyes potentially receiving improper benefits. The latest is a report by Tom Farrey and Justine Gubar of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that says Pryor and other p...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  12. WVU investigating Holgorsen incident

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia offensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen was escorted out of a casino last week after 3 a.m., according to the Charleston Daily Mail. Mountaineers officials say they are investigating what happened. "Athletic di...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  13. Big East spring meetings offer intrigue

    Brian Bennett

    For the first time, there will be 17 athletic directors in the same room as the Big East holds its spring meetings next week in Ponte Vedra, Fla. TCU will brings its contingent to the meetings, which include football and basketball coaches, ADs an...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  14. Will WVU have successful succession plan?

    Brian Bennett

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- An American history buff, Bill Stewart lately has been reading David McCullogh's biography of John Adams. "I know how much abuse he took when he was over in France and England," Stewart says. "His own country just ripped him f...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. John Marinatto talks TCU, expansion

    Brian Bennett

    John Marinatto's holiday weekend was anything but relaxing. The Big East is moving its Providence offices on Tuesday morning, and if the big move weren't enough, Marinatto was putting together all the finishing touches on adding TCU to his league ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  16. Edsall starts program in Howard's honor

    Brian Bennett

    UConn coach Randy Edsall announced Thursday that he will hold an annual golf event in honor of the late Jasper Howard. The first Randy Edsall Golf Classic will be held July 18 at the Golf Club of Avon. All proceeds will go toward helping improve t...

    Blog | November 04, 2010