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  1. The Big Ten's 3,000-yard passers in 2012

    Brian Bennett

    When it comes to passing statistics in college football, 3,000 yards is a pretty good benchmark. If you've reached that milestone as a quarterback, you're in pretty elite company. There were only 39 quarterbacks to do so in the FBS last season, an...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  2. Dan Persa's football career could be over

    Brian Bennett

    Tough news for former Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa. As the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein reports, Persa needs a second surgery on his right Achilles tendon, a procedure which could end his playing career. Persa, who went undrafted last ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    For lunch: codfish, Heinz beans and links. With a Shirley Temple, since we're tapering. The Michigan State defense is really good -- maybe even national championship good, Matt Charboneau writes. New Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been wor...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  4. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm in full rest mode as I get ready for another half-marathon on Saturday. But I'll exert a little bit of energy answering your emails. Johnny from East Lansing, Mich., writes: One of you recently wrote an article or reply about out-of-conferen...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. Final mock drafts from McShay and Kiper

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft is a little more than 24 hours away, and our analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. have come out with their final mock drafts. (Let's pause here for a moment of silence for the 2012 mock draft process. May it rest in peace. But neve...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Enjoy a weekend full of hoops, everybody. The salaries of three new Iowa football coaches were released; offensive coordinator Greg Davis will make $300,000. It's safe to say LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz are a little more social-media savvy than...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  7. Who missed the cut in our player rankings?

    Brian Bennett

    By now, it's pretty obvious who the last men standing are in our countdown of the Big Ten's top 25 players of 2011. It's always a difficult exercise because there are many deserving players, and limiting ourselves to only 25 nominees means some ex...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  8. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    E. Gordon Gee says if you're not sending questions into this mailbag, you need to get a life. Let's answer some emails: Ben from Connecticut writes: If the Big Ten's playoff proposal is adopted, do you see activist voters determining homefield ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  9. B1G postseason position rankings: WR/TE

    Brian Bennett

    Our postseason rankings of each position group from the 2011 Big Ten season took a short hiatus last week as signing day madness placed its grip on all of us. Never fear, though, as the rankings are back in full force today, moving on to the recei...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  10. B1G postseason position rankings: QBs

    Brian Bennett

    Before the season began, we ranked every Big Ten position group from No. 1 through 12. That was based on projections and assumptions, but now we have a full season's worth of data. So it's time to go back and assign a final 2011 ranking to each po...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  11. Cunningham, Sukay among Shrine stars

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State receiver B.J. Cunningham and Penn State safety Nick Sukay were among the stars at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game, a showcase for potential NFL draft prospects. Sukay won defensive MVP honors after grabbing an interception in the e...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  12. Wilson, Persa finish with NCAA records

    Brian Bennett

    The season didn't end the way he wanted, but Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson still finished with an NCAA record. Wilson went 19-of-25 for 296 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Badgers' 45-38 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl....

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  13. Three keys for Northwestern in Meineke

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a look at three keys for Northwestern during Saturday's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game against Texas A&M: 1. Protect Persa: One thing the Aggies do as well as anyone is get to the quarterback. They tied for the national lead in sac...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to play the music, it's time to link the links ... Jerry Kill is patching some holes at Minnesota with junior-college transfers. A look at where the Gophers' recruiting stands right now. Big Ten teams don't need to be scared of Urban ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  15. Reviewing our B1G over-under predictions

    Brian Bennett

    Now that we've got a gap between the end of the regular season and the beginning of bowl season, I thought it would be fun to review some of our preseason predictions. And by "fun," I mean embarrassing. Let's take a look back at the over-unders on...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  16. Season recap: Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS Record: 6-6 (3-5 Big Ten) Northwestern's chances of making a fourth straight bowl game were in serious doubt in late October. A 2-5 start, marked by an extremely porous defense and the on-again, off-again health status o...

    Blog | December 07, 2011