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  1. B1G players in NFL championship weekend

    Brian Bennett

    My favorite weekend of the NFL season is upon us. I love the conference championship games, as we get two thrilling contests with none of the silliness that Super Bowl weekend brings. (And as a side note, I think the upcoming college football semifin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  2. First Big Ten title game was a good start

    Brian Bennett

    My favorite moment from Big Ten championship weekend happened Saturday afternoon in a hotel elevator. I got on board with six fans, all of whom were wearing red. But not Wisconsin red. Half of them had on Ohio State gear, while the others wore Neb...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  3. Big East ties to the NFL's final four

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett I prefer the NFL's championship weekend to Super Bowl Sunday. There's less hype, but more action and, oftentimes, better games. There will be plenty of Big East ties to this Sunday's doubleheader as ...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  4. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    November is almost here, and that means it's time for the championship push in the Big Ten. While there are no games between ranked teams this weekend, there are some contests that could separate pretenders from contenders. Here's a look at what's...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  5. Legends and Leaders leave the limelight

    Brian Bennett

    Last weekend's Big Ten championship game marked the end of an era. No, we're not talking about Ohio State's winning streak. It was the closing of the first chapter of division alignment in the Big Ten. And you know what that means: Goodbye, Legend...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten bowl lineup is set. We just had an exciting Big Ten championship. And there are a handful of teams already looking toward the 2014 season. So there's plenty to discuss, even with no league teams in action this weekend (frowny face) for...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  7. Podcast: Championship week

    Brian Bennett

    I joined Matt Barrie and Ivan Maisel on the ESPNU College Football Podcast today to talk about the Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Michigan State. Reporters from other leagues also chimed in on their title-game tilts this weekend. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  8. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    We can see the end now, with just two more regular-season weekends before the Big Ten championship game. While the candidates to play in Indy have dwindled, there's still lots to discuss, including bowl possibilities and this week's full slate of ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    Lessons learned from the weekend that was in the Big Ten: 1. Michigan State vs. Ohio State is happening, so get ready: The Big Ten championship game is not signed, sealed and delivered yet. But it would take some major chaos for that game not to f...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  10. Spring Q&A: Nebraska's Bo Pelini

    Brian Bennett

    If Bo Pelini is feeling any pressure in Lincoln this spring to deliver a championship, you couldn't tell by the way Nebraska started spring practice. The Huskers coach participated in a Harlem Shake video with the team over the weekend, with Pelini s...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  11. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    With just one game during the weekend, we'll dispense with the usual categories and do things a little differently with the rewind. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly from Wisconsin's 70-31 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten championship game. Th...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. Podcast: Revised Big Ten picks

    Brian Bennett

    Our weekly Big Ten podcast is back. Adam and I make our revised picks for the Big Ten championship game, look ahead to the big matchups on tap for Week 6 and discuss which players/coaches are on the spot this weekend. You can listen to the podcast...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. Big Ten race update: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    There are only three football weekends left before the Big Ten holds its inaugural championship game, and the race to Lucas Oil Field is still about as crowded as the Indianapolis 500. Last week's results hurt the hopes of two Legends Division con...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    First, a special shout-out to my fellow Big Toe Bombers, as we brought home a kickball world championship on Sunday. I also clinched a victory over Rittenberg in fantasy and saw my favorite team make the World Series, so it was a pretty good weekend....

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  15. Big Ten title game tickets go on sale

    Brian Bennett

    How confident are you that your team will reach the Big Ten championship game this December? Confident enough to go ahead and buy tickets? If so, get ready to pounce this weekend. The league announced that tickets to the inaugural title game at Lu...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  16. Which BCS matchup intrigues you most?

    Brian Bennett

    Either Connecticut or West Virginia is going to advance to a BCS game as long as they don't both lose this weekend. Who would the winner face? There are only four possible opponents remaining. Nebraska faces Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship gam...

    Blog | November 29, 2010