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  1. Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's almost the weekend, and only three more of these without football. Use it wisely. Don't forget that I'm hanging out in a new space on Twitter, and you can follow me here. Now, I'm 'bout to 'bag it up: Chasmo from Greenwich Village write...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Preseason position preview: Quarterbacks

    Brian Bennett

    You can have all the pieces of a great team, but if you're lacking a standout quarterback, it's going to be tough to win big in college football. Quarterback is a position that likely needs to improve throughout the Big Ten in order for the league...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Video Games Day. If anybody needs me, I'll be in front of a Galaga machine. Brady Hoke expects Devin Gardner will be better prepared this season. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush talks about his commitment to Penn State. A new crop of wide r...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. B1G players on Maxwell, Bednarik lists

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to watch list season! Yep, college football's individual awards -- I believe we're up to around 257 of them now -- have begun the annual summer tradition of releasing their preseason watch lists. It's an exercise born from a different era,...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Poll: Most indispensable Big Ten player

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we finished up our series looking at the most indispensable players for each Big Ten team. Now, we're interested in your opinion. Who is the most indispensable player is in the entire league. As we mentioned over and over again at the t...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  7. Phil Steele picks his All-Big Ten teams

    Brian Bennett

    Few preseason prognosticators create as much excitement around their summer picks as Phil Steele. The college football guru packs a tremendous amount of information and research into his preseason magazines. And Steele has released his choices for...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Poll: Most likely 3,000-yard passer

    Brian Bennett

    One of the things separating the Big Ten from some of the other power conferences in recent years seems to be elite quarterback play. Take the 3,000-yard passing mark as an example. The league had just one player reach that plateau both last seaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  9. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Let's take another summer dip into the ol' mailbag: Chris V. from Grandview, Mo., writes: I have been reading the ideal Big Ten schedules, and I noticed one comment made that no one else made. Make the teams come north. If the Big Ten can't get go...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  10. Potential B1G 3,000-yard passers in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    In the past two days, we have looked at the most likely 1,000-yard rushers and 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten for 2014. That leaves one major offensive statistical milestone to examine: 3,000-yard passers. Quarterbacks who throw for 3,000 yar...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  11. Most indispensable players: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Summer's almost here, but we're still looking forward to the fall. Today, we begin a series looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the players who would be hardest ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  12. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm back from my Italian adventure (10 days, nine cities and about 25 extra pounds). Let's catch up, shall we? Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: Brian, what are you looking forward to the most this coming season? Seeing a team coached by James ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  13. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Fantastic Derby weekend here. If you've never been, you're doing life wrong. A Nebraska running back pledge won MVP honors at a big recruiting camp. A pair of Colorado defensive backs got the Huskers' 2015 class going. A highly-regarded in-stat...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Spring game recap: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The last three Big Ten spring games were held over the weekend, and it's our job to recap them all. Defending league champion Michigan State played before 35,000 fans at Spartan Stadium, falling short of Mark Dantonio's request for a crowd of 50,0...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  15. Michigan State spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    The spring workouts are in the books and the long offseason has arrived. But before diving into summer and the painful wait for football to return, we're taking a look back at the developments from March and April and sneaking a peek at what to expec...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  16. Spring game preview: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The spring football odyssey in the Big Ten wraps up this weekend, as the final three spring games will take place Saturday. As we've done with the previous 11, we're going to preview each event. Let's take a look at the defending Big Ten champion Mic...

    Blog | April 25, 2014