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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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