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  1. Iowa, Wisconsin must improve QB play

    Brian Bennett

    This isn't exactly a brand-new development, but the New Year's Day bowl games cemented it as fact: Iowa and Wisconsin won't reach the next level until the passing games get better at each program. Both the Hawkeyes and Badgers had chances to win t...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Can we hop in the DeLorean and travel ahead to Aug. 29? No? OK, then, let's just answer some emails. Justin from Baltimore writes: Hi, Brian. Which of the following outcomes would be most beneficial in boosting the BIG's national rep? 1. Win all n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Badgers' McEvoy making up ground at QB

    Brian Bennett

    It would be easy to look at new Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy and think that if he doesn't win the starting job, he could always move to receiver or tight end. McEvoy is 6-foot-6, after all, and he runs well. Some recruiting sites, including...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  4. Badgers going mobile at quarterback

    Brian Bennett

    It's no real secret that new Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen likes mobile quarterbacks. He put them to use at Utah State and has expressed his preference for guys who can extend plays and make things happen with their feet. But if there were an...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Summer QB checkup: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Quarterback competitions took center stage around the Big Ten this spring and will continue to do so when preseason camps kick off in August. As camp approaches, we're examining each of the unsettled signal-caller races in the league, where they stan...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  6. First-year challenges for Hazell, Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Taking over a new program as a head coach always brings its share of challenges. First-year coaches have to work with a group of players that with few exceptions they never recruited. They often must implement new styles of play and terminology, a...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  7. Big Ten's 3,000-yard passers in 2013

    Brian Bennett

    As 1,000 yards rushing is the baseline for greatness by running backs, so is 3,000 yards passing for quarterbacks. But it is often an even harder milestone to achieve, especially in the Big Ten. Only one quarterback reached 3,000 yards passing in ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. 100-days checklist: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Good news: We are just 100 days away from the start of college football. To mark the occasion, we're pulling out a checklist today of things that Big Ten teams need to accomplish between now and the start of the season. It's not quite "The Final C...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  9. Big Ten post-spring power rankings

    Brian Bennett

    1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes haven't lost a game since January 2012, and nothing that happened this spring changed the reality that they're the team to beat in 2013. The defensive front was a major question mark, but sophomore defensive ends Adolphus ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  12. Spring game preview: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Want to see what Gary Andersen's first Wisconsin team will look like? You can get a sneak peek when the Badgers hold their annual spring game Saturday. Here's the latest in our series of previews of the Big Ten spring games: When: Saturday, 5 p.m....

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  13. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    At the end of Monday's mailbag, I asked if non-Michigan fans would be rooting for the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament final out of conference pride. The answer, at least according to those who wrote in, was a big fat no: Michael from Saginaw, Mi...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. Spring QB battles: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    With spring practice just around the corner, we're taking a closer look at the quarterback battles looming for several Big Ten teams. They're guaranteed to get plenty of attention from fans during the 15 spring practice sessions and throughout the su...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  15. B1G postseason position rankings: QBs

    Brian Bennett

    Way back in the heady days of the 2012 preseason, we ranked every Big Ten position group from No. 1 through 12. We had to base our thoughts on previous performance and a lot of projections in August. We're going back now and issuing a final, posts...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  16. Badgers land junior college QB

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin has landed a highly sought after junior college quarterback, making the crowded competition for playing time under center a little more interesting. Tanner McEvoy, a 6-foot-6, 215-pounder who played last season at Arizona Western College...

    Blog | February 04, 2013