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  1. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Saw these guys last night in Cincinnati. Great band from Big Ten country. Penn State's Lift for Life event set a new record with $133,000 raised for kidney cancer research. Christian Hackenberg made a good first impression during his attendance a...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  2. Best of the Big Ten's spring

    Brian Bennett

    Best moment: This one's a no-brainer. Nebraska created the best moment in the Big Ten -- and maybe anywhere, ever, during spring practice -- by allowing 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman to run for a touchdown before a roaring crowd at the Huske...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  3. The story behind a special spring TD

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska provided a touching moment on Saturday when the team let 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman line up and score a touchdown during the Cornhuskers' spring game. Colleague Mark Schlabach has the back story on that special touchdown: Andy [...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. Brutus takes a big hit at Buckeyes practice

    Brian Bennett

    You've got to love spring practice. Never are things more laid back and open to unusual moments than during the spring. We saw Nebraska use the spring game to let 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman live out a dream. And Brutus Buckeye might ha...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Rex Burkhead wins Uplifting Athlete award

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead has won a national award for his work with a young fan battling brain cancer. Burkhead was named the 2012 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion on Wednesday. He was one of four finalists and won an online voti...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  6. Michigan State Spartans senior Joel Foreman gives cancer survivor...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State senior Arthur Ray Jr., who was diagnosed with leg cancer shortly after signing with the Spartans in 2007 and had never played a college game, started at left guard in Friday night's game against Youngstown State.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2011
  7. Penn State's backfield is on Redd alert

    Brian Bennett

    Silas Redd didn't go through the grueling workouts of last Friday's Lift for Life event, which featured Penn State football players raising money for cancer research through weightlifting competitions. Redd bowed out because of a mild back strain. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  8. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    UConn lost nearly $1.8 million on its trip to the Fiesta Bowl, selling only a little more than 2,700 tickets from its allotment of 17,500. Rob Long underwent his final scheduled cancer treatment and celebrated. As a national report highlighted th...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  9. Bearcats host fundraiser with Mitch Stone

    Brian Bennett

    Remember Mitch Stone? The 2009 Cincinnati football team "adopted" the 12-year-old brain-cancer patient, and he helped inspire them throughout their undefeated season. Mitch even led them out of the tunnel for the Sugar Bowl. The program's associat...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  10. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    A closer look at the expected signees for Cincinnati. T-shirts with the message "Stay positive" are being sold to help Rob Long and his family deal with cancer treatments. A look at who Pitt was counting on landing Wednesday, and a few ma...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  11. Cincinnati's Vidal Hazelton ready to shine

    Brian Bennett

    One of the main reasons Vidal Hazelton chose Cincinnati after transferring from USC in 2008 was to be closer to his grandfather. James Hazelton, who Vidal describes as one of his biggest fans, had been diagnosed with cancer at his home in Georgia. ...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  12. Bearcats take lead from inspirational friend

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- When the Cincinnati Bearcats roar out of the Superdome tunnel for the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday night, they'll be led by a 12-year-old cancer survivor. It's debatable who's been leading whom all season. Before the year began, th...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  13. Vidal Hazelton not eligible to play for Cincinnati Bearcats until...

    Brian Bennett

    USC transfer Vidal Hazelton will not play for Cincinnati this season after the NCAA denied his request to become immediately eligible.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2009