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  1. Illini's Karras living up to family name

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois offensive lineman Teddy Karras looked at schools like UCLA, Boston College and Ball State during his recruitment process. But one destination's siren song proved too strong. "The Big Ten was always in my mind," he said. Not just in his...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Take Two: Denard Robinson's NFL future

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. The Sen...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  3. Ficken's kickin' no longer a PSU problem

    Brian Bennett

    After the worst day of his life as a kicker, Sam Ficken found out how many people were in his corner. The Penn State sophomore suffered through a nightmarish performance in Week 2 at Virginia, missing four of his five field goal attempts and an ex...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  4. Big Ten stock report: Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Fire up the ticker ... Stock up Montee Ball's YAC: The Wisconsin running back said he focused on getting yards after contact last week after realizing that he wasn't getting the same big holes to run through. His YAC was anything but whack agai...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  5. Pitt hires Engram as receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt has hired former NFL standout Bobby Engram as receivers coach, the school announced Friday. Engram, who played in the NFL for 14 seasons following his Penn State career, served as an offensive assistant this past season with the San Francisco...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  6. UConn hires quarterbacks coach

    Brian Bennett

    UConn hired Chicago Bears assistant Shane Day as quarterbacks coach, the school announced Tuesday. Day spent the last two years working with the quarterbacks in Chicago, and has quite the challenge ahead of him. Quarterback is the biggest position...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  7. Jon Tenuta among three new Illinois hires

    Brian Bennett

    New Illinois coach Tim Beckman has added three assistants to his staff, including coaching veteran Jon Tenuta as his defensive coordinator. Tenuta coached linebackers the past two years at NC State. He has been defensive coordinator at Notre Dame,...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  8. West Virginia's J.T. Thomas shows his heart

    Brian Bennett

    I've always liked talking to former West Virginia linebacker J.T. Thomas, whom I found to be a smart and thoughtful guy. And here's a great story on Thomas that shows he's got a pretty big heart, too. Thomas, who was drafted in the sixth round ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  9. Pittsburgh Panthers coach Dave Wannstedt has contract extended

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh football coach Dave Wannstedt is getting a contract extension, the second he's received since being hired before the 2005 season.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  10. Could Pitt lose Cignetti to the Bears?

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. could be drawing interest from the NFL's Chicago Bears. Several reports, including this one from the Chicago Sun-Times, say that the Bears are checking in on Cignetti for their open offensive coo...

    Blog | January 28, 2010
  11. Rutgers game 'personal' for Pitt players

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Over the past couple of years, Pittsburgh has shed a few monkeys off its back. The Panthers finally beat West Virginia two years ago and now have a two-game Backyard Brawl win streak. They had their first winn...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  12. Pittsburgh's Mount Rushmore

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pitt has a long and storied history with multiple national championships to its name. So the Panthers have a lot of worthy candidates for their own Mount Rushmore. Here are my four nominees: * Tony Dorset...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  13. McCoy's last home game?

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Ron Cook says today what every Panthers fan is probably thinking but doesn't want to admit: Friday's game against West Virginia will be LeSean McCoy's final home game. The superstar...

    Blog | November 24, 2008
  14. Cardinals trying to stay grounded

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett It's nothing new for football coaches to build up the opposition. Lou Holtz used to make every team Notre Dame was about to play sound like the 1986 Chicago Bears. Still, more than a few eyebrows raised at Steve Kra...

    Blog | October 28, 2008
  15. Mailbag: UConn fans frustrated

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Welcome back to another edition of the Big East mailbag. Your intrepid and road-weary blogger will get to sleep in his own bed this weekend with the South Florida-Louisville assignment. It should be a interesting we...

    Blog | October 21, 2008