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  1. Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

    Brian Bennett

    In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Spring QB race breakdown: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. Today's installment: Indiana. By all conventional wisdom, what Indiana d...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Spring QB race breakdown: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race. Up next: Minnesota. During a practice two years ago, while running the ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  4. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    The deciding weeks of the season are upon us, and after one November Saturday, we have new leaders in the races for offensive and defensive player of the year. Let's take a look at where some awards competitions stand: Graham-George Offensive Play...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. Badgers-Buckeyes rivalry reaches its peak

    Brian Bennett

    It's mostly a light week in Big Ten football, and Wisconsin and Ohio State will kick off Saturday night with no other competition from league games. That's perfect. You should watch as this matchup takes center stage. Savor it. This is the rarest ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    It was a rough weekend all around for the Big Ten, which went 0-3 against ranked teams, 1-3 versus the Pac-12 and only 5-5 against FBS competition. Even some of the winning teams either had major scares (Michigan), looked sluggish (Northwestern) or h...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. New Spartans QB order: Cook then Terry

    Brian Bennett

    The Michigan State quarterback competition has taken yet another twist, with true freshman (and already fan favorite) Damion Terry getting a strong look this week in practice. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio, who has played three quarterbacks in two ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  8. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    Recognizing the best and brightest from the Big Ten in Week 2: Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase: The Illini senior had a big game for the second straight week, this time against strong competition. Scheelhaase completed 26 of 37 attempts for 312 yar...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  9. Rob Henry takes long road back for Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    Rob Henry could easily have grown discouraged about his chances of ever starting at quarterback for Purdue again. Henry tore his ACL the week before the 2011 season opener. Last year, he finished third in a three-man quarterback competition before...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy football eve! Minnesota is pulling out all the stops to get students in the stands for tomorrow night's game against UNLV. The Gophers have a four-way competition at punter still going. Some injury news on the eve of Minnesota's opener. I...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Andrew Maxwell to start at QB for Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Senior Andrew Maxwell will start at quarterback for Michigan State in Friday's season opener against Western Michigan, coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  12. Big Ten QB class led by Michigan Wolverines' Devin Gardner, Nebra...

    Brian Bennett

    There's widespread uncertainty at the QB position in the Big Ten, but not at the league's three marquee programs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  13. Summer QB checkup: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at the truly open quarterback competitions around the Big Ten, where they stand and what direction they might be heading as fall camp creeps upon us. We wrap up the series today with an examination of Michigan State's situati...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  14. Summer QB checkup: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Quarterback competitions took center stage around the Big Ten this spring and will continue to do so when preseason camps kick off in August. As camp approaches, we're examining each of the unsettled signal-caller races in the league, where they stan...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  15. Video: Indiana QB Cameron Coffman

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana's Cameron Coffman talks about the Hoosiers' competition at quarterback and areas where he can improve....

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  16. Gophers' Nelson not afraid of competition

    Brian Bennett

    Philip Nelson started the final seven games at quarterback for Minnesota last season as a true freshman, including a solid performance in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. But Gophers head coach Jerry Kill didn't declare Nelson the 2013 starter, in...

    Blog | April 11, 2013