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  1. Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 1-5

    Brian Bennett

    We've been counting down the top 25 players from the 2014 Big Ten season all week, and now we have reached the summit. Like Chris Rock, we're ready to deliver a top 5. These are the best of the best from the year that was. No. 1: Melvin Gordon...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Who will top Big Ten player rankings in 2015?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been counting down our postseason Top 25 player rankings for the Big Ten's 2014 season all week. There's still a ways to go until we get to No. 1, and I won't spoil who topped the list (it's not that hard to figure out). These postseason ran...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Reviewing our preseason Big Ten calls

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented our ESPN.com 2014 All-Big Ten team. We took a stab at a preseason All-Big Ten team back in August, based largely on players' previous track records. So how'd we do? Of our 26 preseason selections, only eight made it ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  4. ESPN's midseason All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett

    The regular season is at its halfway point, so we're presenting our selections for the midseason All-Big Ten team. Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska RB: Tevin Coleman, Indiana ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning. Can you believe the regular season is halfway over already? Kicking the second half off with a few thoughts: 1. I'm legitimately worried about Christian Hackenberg. Penn State's sophomore quarterback is a superlative talent who has a...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    We're six weeks into the season, so the Big Ten individual awards are starting to come into a little bit of focus now. We've been tracking them all season, even when it was ridiculously early to be doing so. Joining our weekly look at the offensiv...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  7. Separation at the top for Michigan State, Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    You can take much of what we predicted in the preseason and throw it in the trash. Please. (Rutgers at 4-8 and Michigan at 8-4? Bad, Brian, bad). But one idea we had about the Big Ten in the offseason seems to be playing out just as it was forecas...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  8. Spartans -- barely -- survive the chaos

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It wasn't joy that No. 10 Michigan State felt after notching the biggest win of its young season on Saturday night. Not frustration exactly, either. No, the looks on the faces of the Spartans' players and coaches approached ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  9. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 5

    Brian Bennett

    October has arrived, which means Big Ten conference play is in full swing. And that's when the best players step up. Expect the races for individual awards to be fully shaped in the next few weeks. But we're keeping track of where they stand on a ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  10. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks' worth of games are in the book. That's not enough to decide the individual award races in the Big Ten, but it won't stop us from figuring out where those races stand. Our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  11. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    We're only two weeks into the season, but we're taking a weekly look at how the major Big Ten individual awards races are shaping up. All five of our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players receiving five points for a first-...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. Cook could be the one to carve up Ducks

    Brian Bennett

    Saturday's highly anticipated showdown between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State will feature a junior quarterback who's putting up impressive numbers, has a penchant for winning big games and should be considered a Heisman Trophy candidate. M...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  13. Secret of Mark Dantonio's success

    Brian Bennett

    Former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer returned to campus for the first time in a few years this spring to watch a Spartans practice. According to current starting quarterback Connor Cook, Hoyer noticed one big difference, and it had nothing t...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  14. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    As we've done around here in the past, we are going to take stock of how the major Big Ten individual awards races look each week of the season. A couple of things to note this time around: this year, all five of our Big Ten reporters are voting w...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  15. Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio's secret of success

    Brian Bennett

    Mark Dantonio is known for his scowl, but there is so much more to the coach who has built Michigan State into an elite program.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  16. Connor Cook: Hit was 'bad cheap shot'

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State fans had to hold their breath last Friday night when starting quarterback Connor Cook took a hit low on his left knee against Jacksonville State. Cook completed a pass for a touchdown on the play but was slow to get up. And he is al...

    Blog | September 02, 2014