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  1. Matt Damon's nephew tries out for Huskers

    Brian Bennett

    There was a buzz in Lincoln yesterday, as Hollywood star Matt Damon was spotted on Nebraska's campus. Turns out, football was the reason for Damon's visit. More specifically, his nephew -- Ishmail Jackson -- wants to walk on to the Huskers and wen...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  2. Tim Beckman looking for leaders, buzz

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois' 2012 was pretty much a disaster. There's no getting around that, and head coach Tim Beckman doesn't deny it. "Nobody was happy with last year," he told on Friday. "I mean, no one." But spring is a time for optimism, and so th...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  3. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The chat returns tomorrow! Cincinnati coach Butch Jones likes the buzz around his team. Tough news for UConn: projecting starting defensive tackle Shamar Stephen has a sprained knee, though coach Paul Pasqualoni does not expect him out for a lo...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. Spring Q&A: Purdue coach Danny Hope

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue is getting a little bit of a buzz as a sleeper team for 2012 after breaking through with a bowl game (and win) in 2011. The Boilermakers opened spring practice last week and went for a couple of days straight before taking off for spring break...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  5. Chandler Jones in latest mock draft

    Brian Bennett

    Early NFL draft buzz has centered around Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu, two players who left school early to enter the pros. Sanu has been featured in a few mock drafts as a first-round pick. Now you can a...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Big Ten Week 10 preview

    Brian Bennett

    There are weeks in the Big Ten where the top contenders go head to head, creating buzz not just in the conference but also nationally. This is not one of those weeks. But, hey, after Minnesota beat Iowa, we know not to take too much for granted...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  7. Game day at Spartan Stadium

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It's windy and a bit chilly at Spartan Stadium, but the sun has poked through the clouds and should stick around for kickoff of this key Legends Division matchup. The buzz in this rivalry is palpable. Michigan State students...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  8. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Serving up your daily links ... Louisville's strength will be its defense. More from media day. Where's the buzz for Cincinnati? Yes another receiver transfer at UConn. Mohamed Sanu looks to showcase his talents for Rutgers after a frustrat...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  9. Big Ten part of NCAA reform summit

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rules violations and reform have been the key buzz words in the college football offseason. Now it's time to see if more talk can produce any substantial change. A group of more than 50 university presidents, plus a handful of athl...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  10. Workout warrior: Northwestern's Tyler Scott

    Brian Bennett

    Tyler Scott arrived at Northwestern in 2009 full of eagerness and anticipation. His first day with the football team was Aug. 8. Two days later, he was told he needed shoulder surgery. Talk about a buzz kill. He spent the 2009 season rehabbing the...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  11. Q&A with South Florida's Skip Holtz, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    South Florida begins spring practice in just a little more than two weeks. The Bulls are also generating some offseason buzz for the way they finished 2010. So I thought it would be a good idea to catch up with head coach Skip Holtz and get his take ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  12. How buzzworthy is South Florida?

    Brian Bennett

    I put South Florida atop my way-too-early 2011 Big East power rankings this month. Do the Bulls deserve such hype? Let's examine some of the factors that determine how much offseason buzz USF should garner. 2010 finish: The Bulls won five of their...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  13. Connecticut regular season recap

    Brian Bennett

    Connecticut's 2010 was more like two seasons in one. There was the first seven games, in which the Huskies went 3-4 and failed to live up to the considerable buzz surrounding the program this preseason. Their defense got beat for big plays, they m...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  14. Big East's star poised to burn bright in 2010

    Brian Bennett

    There was a buzz all throughout the Big East this year during spring practice, but it had little to do with what was going on with the helmets and shoulder pads. The real talking points came on the sidelines, where administrators, fans, media and ...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  15. UConn-Notre Dame pregame ponderables

    Brian Bennett

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium, where it's sunny and 50 degrees -- a beautiful day for football. It's Senior Day here at Notre Dame, but there's a decided lack of a buzz around the stadium. A 6-4 record and rampant speculati...

    Blog | November 21, 2009
  16. Baldwin key for Pitt against UConn

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pittsburgh's Jonathan Baldwin created a buzz last season with his electrifying blend of size and skills. Justin K. Aller/Icon SMI In his last three games, Jonathan Baldwin has 12 catches for ...

    Blog | October 08, 2009