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  1. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Friday, everyone! Let's get some of your questions answered before we hit the weekend. Chris in Rutgers Nation writes: Hey Andrea, I just read your post on the best rivalry in the Big East. I wonder what your opinion is on the Rutgers-UConn ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  2. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  3. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Fill in the blank: ___ will be the first Big East player taken in the NFL draft. Mel Kiper talks about why he likes Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. Michigan has every intention of playing UConn at the Rent in 2013, unless the Huskies d...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  4. It's a wrap: Big East pro days

    Brian Bennett

    All eight Big East teams have completed their pro day workouts for NFL scouts. Keep in mind that only a few Big East teams made times and performances available. Here are a few of the highlights: Cincinnati: Running back Isaiah Pead clocked a 4...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. Big East: Coaching carousel

    Brian Bennett

    When the 2011 season ended, all appeared tranquil throughout Big East coaching land. Of the eight headed coaches in the league at the time, only Greg Schiano had more than five years at his school. The other seven had three seasons or fewer under ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. NFL draft experts: Final combine thoughts

    Brian Bennett

    We have spent a lot of time talking about who did what at the NFL combine. For one final look at a few standouts, we turn to the ESPN NFL draft experts. Mel Kiper has put together his revised list of the top five players at each position, followi...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  7. Which Big East DTs could be NFL DEs?

    Brian Bennett

    The ESPN NFL draft experts just posted an interesting take on college defensive tackles who could become defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme in the pros. Two players from the Big East made their list: Kendall Reyes of UConn and Derek Wolfe of Cincinnat...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  8. Irvin, Reyes on draft boards

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have their latest boards out, and each one features a player from the Big East. Kiper still has West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin on his Big Board , at No. 23 this week. Kiper projects him as ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to your Wednesday edition of the Big East mailblog. All questions and comments are welcome. First up -- you guessed it, expansion! Dan in Dover, Pa., writes: Do you make anything of Temple recruits saying that Temple will be playing in the...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  10. Big East succeeding in player development

    Brian Bennett

    Well, maybe the Big East didn't have a whole bunch of players go in the first two rounds of the recent NFL Draft. (Just two, actually.) Then again, that's not too surprising if you're the type to study recruiting rankings. The Big East doesn't bri...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    A North Carolina receiver is transferring back home to Pitt and hopes to become immediately eligible. South Florida has become an NFL draft factory for defensive backs. Chris Neild talks about the long wait for his name to be called in the NFL dr...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Undrafted West Virginia players -- and all prospective Big East undrafted free agents -- now have to play the waiting game with the NFL lockout. WVU could allow beer sales at other sports, too, not just football. The Mountaineers defense needs some b...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  13. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I hope you can tear yourselves away from coverage of the Royal wedding long enough to concentrate on some football. I've spent approximately zero minutes watching or thinking about the proceedings across the ponds. Let's kick start the weekend wit...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Big East draft bargains

    Brian Bennett

    Adam Rittenberg did this over at the Big Ten blog, and I thought it was an idea worth stealing. We know the Big East isn't going to dominate the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, but there are several good players from the league who can he...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  15. Q&A with UConn's George DeLeone, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    Connecticut begins spring practice on Tuesday, and the Huskies will be going through a lot of changes. The biggest ones will likely be seen on offense. I caught up with new offensive coordinator George DeLeone -- who is reunited with former Syracuse ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  16. Some final NFL combine numbers, notes

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL combine has wrapped up, and we can all go back to not caring how quickly a guy can navigate a set of cones in shorts and a T-shirt for another year. But first, let's hit some final numbers. Here is where Big East players ranked among the t...

    Blog | March 02, 2011