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  1. 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
  2. 'Swagcopters' coming to B1G recruiting?

    Brian Bennett

    While the other Big Ten coaches used charter planes and shuttle vans to get to Bristol, Connecticut, recently for the league's days in the sun at ESPN, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood found a different way to fly. Flood arrived via helicopter, landing a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. Fitzgerald's targeting plan worth exploring

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten was largely immune to the new NCAA targeting rules until two weeks ago. Then Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste was ejected for a hit on Purdue's Dalyn Dawkins in Week 7. Last Saturday, Ohio State's Bradley Roby was tossed for a first-quart...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  4. Take 2: Will Jim Delany take aim at NCAA?

    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. On Mond...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Since tomorrow is the Fourth of July, my usual Thursday mailbag is coming at you a day earlier. Adam is on vacation next week, so if you have any questions you want answered in a timely fashion, send them to me here. A.J. from Madison, Wis., write...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  6. Wildcats could play more Wrigley games

    Brian Bennett

    Northwestern could soon be playing more football games at Wrigley Field. The school and the Chicago Cubs have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to announce a "major business announcement." The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein reports the t...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  7. Summer job: Jordan Luallen

    Brian Bennett

    This is the third in a series profiling Big East players with interesting summer jobs or internships. Cincinnati receiver Jordan Luallen has been to Nicaragua four times on mission trips, but each one served its own special purpose. He took his...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  8. Northwestern unveils new uniforms

    Brian Bennett

    Northwestern unveiled its new uniforms for the 2012 season, and let's just say they're quite stripe-y, if that's a word. The uniforms are designed by Under Armour, which entered into a partnership with the Wildcats last winter. They are the first ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  9. Rutgers tops in academics -- again

    Brian Bennett

    The Rutgers football team was publicly recognized by the NCAA on Thursday for its top academic performance in APR -- the fifth straight year the Scarlet Knights have received such an honor. The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the to...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Opening up the mailbag on a Friday. ... Keith in Tampa writes: Feel free to rank us at No. 8 after that pathetic performance. Maybe if the Big East implodes we wont have to play anymore Thursday games and won't implode like that. Adelson: USF l...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Where is the Big East heading? The Boston Globe's Mark Blaudschun writes that the league is taking a gamble with its TV contract, and there is a serious split over the direction of the conference. Dana Holgorsen apologized for his actions at a casi...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Villanova mulling Big East football offer

    Brian Bennett

    It's no secret that the Big East has long wanted Villanova to upgrade its football program to FBS status and become the ninth football-playing member. That's always been the simplest solution since the school belongs to the Big East in other sports a...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  14. Former QB Luck named West Virginia AD

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia's new athletic director is definitely what you'd call "a football guy." Former Mountaineers quarterback Oliver Luck today was named to replace Ed Pastilong, effective July 1. The 50-year-old is currently president and general manager...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  15. Oliver Luck takes over as West Virginia Mountaineers' athletic di...

    Brian Bennett

    Former Mountaineers quarterback Oliver Luck was named West Virginia's new director of athletics on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  16. Pierre-Paul scratching surface of prodigious talent

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett South Florida defensive line coach Kevin Patrick was on a recruiting trip to see Jason Pierre-Paul last year when the prized prospect surprised him. "Hey, coach, look at this," Pierre-Paul yelled to Patrick af...

    Blog | September 30, 2009