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  1. Buckeyes climb in new ESPN class rankings

    Brian Bennett

    Back in early May, we heard from some concerned Buckeyes fans who were wringing their hands over Ohio State's slow start in the latest recruiting cycle. Back then, their team had only two commitments. My reaction was simply to chuckle, because I d...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    A big Monday looms with spring football wraps and spring game recaps. So I won't have a mailbag that day. But here's a full one for today: Dan from Washington, D.C., writes: Brian, I'm sure you'll be getting thousands of comments on this point, so...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. ESPN unveils Junior 300 for Class of 2015

    Brian Bennett

    The recruiting folks at ESPN.com have released their first-ever ESPN Junior 300, or the list of the 300 best prospects in the 2015 class. It's early to be talking about these guys -- these are, after all, players who only recently finished their soph...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Purdue's Akeem Shavers wants larger role

    Brian Bennett

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When Purdue leading rusher Ralph Bolden went down with another devastating knee injury in the season finale, the Boilermakers still had a pretty good backup plan. Akeem Shavers stepped into Bolden's place and earned MVP hon...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Purdue's Sean Matti found dead

    Brian Bennett

    Extremely sad news about Purdue running back Sean Matti, whose body was recovered from Lake Freeman on Tuesday morning. The walk-on joined the program in 2007. He was 22. Here are some statements from Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke and head...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  6. Red-hot Big Red keeps on rolling

    Brian Bennett

    Kim Klement/US PresswireLouis Dale's 26 points keyed a Big Red attack Sunday that tore up what had been a stingy Wisconsin defense. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As he headed back to his jubilant locker room, Cornell point guard Louis Dale stopped to si...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  7. Final: Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brain Train keeps chugging along. Cornell didn't just win two games here in Jacksonville this weekend; it dominated them both. After a 13-point win over Temple on Friday, the 12th-seeded Ivy Leaguers destroyed No. 4 seed ...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  8. Halftime: Cornell 43, Wisconsin 31

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Quick impressions of the first half here at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, where 12th-seeded Cornell leads No. 4 Wisconsin, 43-31: Can't say this result is all that surprising, since Cornell was the most impressive t...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  9. Previewing Sunday in Jacksonville

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first batch of games here in Jacksonville lacked the drama that gripped some of the other sites. Three of the first four contests were decided by double digits. But with Cornell, Duke, Cal and Wisconsin, I'd put this pod'...

    Blog | March 21, 2010
  10. Late-blooming big men lead Wisconsin, Cornell

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some big men arrived pre-packaged. They dominated high school competition, made a pit stop in college and then headed off to the pros. You won't find that with Wisconsin and Cornell on Sunday. Each features a late-blooming bi...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  11. Cornell smashes perceptions

    Brian Bennett

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesCornell guard Ryan Wittman and the rest of his Big Red teammates are moving into the second round. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cornell guard Ryan Wittman started to spout the old one-game-at-a-time cliche when asked about his team's...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  12. Final: Cornell 78, Temple 65

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cornell is for real. The 12th-seeded Big Red didn't just beat fifth-seeded Temple. They controlled the game from start to finish, leading by as many as 19 points in the second half. There was never any question of which team ...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  13. Halftime thoughts: Cornell 37, Temple 29

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Quick halftime thoughts from Jacksonville Memorial Arena, where 12th-seeded Cornell leads fifth-seeded Temple 37-29: This is no fluke. Cornell has been the better team on both ends, making more decisive cuts, playing solid d...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  14. Previewing Friday in Jacksonville

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Previewing Friday's action at Jacksonville Memorial Arena: Temple (5) vs. Cornell (12), 12:30 p.m. This promises to be one of the more fascinating first-round matches of the tournament. Both teams appear criminally underse...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  15. Cornell a cool, confident bunch

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mark Coury began his career as a walk-on at Kentucky, earning a starting job his sophomore year before transferring to Cornell. The differences between the college basketball elite and the Ivy League require little explanatio...

    Blog | March 18, 2010