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  1. Big Ten playoff tracker: Dec. 3

    Brian Bennett

    How does the Big Ten's remaining College Football Playoff contender stand just days before the selection committee makes its actual picks? Let's take a look: Ohio State Record: 11-1 (8-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 5 Next major obstacle: Saturday ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten individual awards will be revealed next week. But if you've been following us here all season long, you should know exactly who the favorites and top contenders are. This is our last one of the season, and since we've pretty much exhau...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  3. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 26

    Brian Bennett

    We'll know for sure who's in the inaugural College Football Playoff on Dec. 7. For now, let's see where the Big Ten's remaining contender stands after the latest selection committee top 25: Ohio State Record: 10-1 (7-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 6 ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  4. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 19

    Brian Bennett

    And then there was one. Nebraska's loss at Wisconsin last week left the Big Ten with just one College Football Playoff contender, but at least that contender is making a move up. Let's see where things stands after the selection committee's latest...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 12

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is down to two College Football Playoff contenders. Let's check in on how they stand after the latest top 25 issued by the selection committee: Ohio State Record: 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 8 Next big obstacle: Saturday at No. 25...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  6. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    November is almost here, and that means it's time for the championship push in the Big Ten. While there are no games between ranked teams this weekend, there are some contests that could separate pretenders from contenders. Here's a look at what's...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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