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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Game week is here. Let that sink in. Revel in it. With the season about to begin, let's take at a few teams outside the top expected Big Ten contenders (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska) who could get off to fast starts in 201...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    I missed all the spring games this weekend because I was busy attending Joffrey's wedding. Spring practice is over, but the evaluation process is just beginning for Penn State. Behind the cat jokes lies a serious contender at Nebraska, Sam McKe...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Big Ten coaches tournament: Title game

    Brian Bennett

    It's finally time to settle our all-time Big Ten coaches tournament and declare a champion. We began with 12 legends, and now we're down to the final two contenders. There's not much more left to say than to state the matchup: No. 3 seed Nebras...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. Big Ten race update: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    There are just two weeks left in the regular season, and we've whittled down the list of Big Ten title contenders to two in each division. It all could get decided this weekend. Let's take a quick look at where things stand: Legends Division St...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  5. Big Ten race update: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    With three weeks left in the regular season, the contenders for the Big Ten title are dwindling. Let's take a look at who's left and what they need to do to get to Indianapolis on Dec. 7: Leaders Division Controls own destiny: Ohio State (5-0 B...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Purdue season preview

    Brian Bennett

    Can Darrell Hazell bring Purdue back to contender status? Let's take a closer look at the 2013 Boilermakers ... PURDUE BOILERMAKERS Coach: Darrell Hazell (16-10 overall, two seasons; first season at Purdue) 2012 record: 6-7 (3-5 Big Ten) ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  7. Spartans a BCS title contender?

    Brian Bennett

    As the SEC tries to dominate every waking moment of media coverage this week, Brian Fremeau from Football Outsiders takes a look at the top six teams who could put us out of our misery and break the southerners' seven-year stranglehold on the nationa...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  8. Wildcats have look of true contenders

    Brian Bennett

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian nearly broke the Internet when they named their newborn baby North. Yes, North West. By contrast, the limited hype surrounding the Northwestern football team seems pretty puny. But if your style is more BCS than TMZ, ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  9. Pretender or contender: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. Contender or pretender: Iowa Hawkeyes

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. Contender or pretender: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. Contender or pretender: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to dive back into our series examining whether Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" lab...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  13. Contender or pretender: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a page from our friends at the ACC blog and examining whether certain Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Contender or pretender: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a page from our friends at the ACC blog and examining whether certain Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  15. Contender or pretender: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a page from our friends at the ACC blog and examining whether certain Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska, three teams that, in our view, have ea...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  16. Recruiting Q&A: Minnesota's Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Jerry Kill got Minnesota back to a bowl game in his second season but needs to continue to add talent for the Gophers to become a Big Ten contender. Kill received a nice signing-day surprise when junior college linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, who h...

    Blog | February 06, 2013