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  1. Season report card: Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    We've reached the final day of Big Ten report card week. Conference teams have been receiving their marks for their 2014 season performance, along with individual grades for offense, defense, special teams and coaching. Let's turn now to the Rutge...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. Season report card: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    It's report card week, as we're handing out our final grades for the 2014 performances by every Big Ten team in the categories of offense, defense, special teams and their overall showing. Teams will get $5 from their parents for every A. Come and...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  3. Season report card: Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    Come and get your grades, Big Ten teams. All this week, we're handing out our marks for every Big Ten club's 2014 season performance in the following areas: offense, defense, special teams, coaching and overall showing. Next up: Michigan Offens...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  4. Season report card: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    It's report card time. This week, we're grading each Big Ten team in the following areas: offense, defense, special teams, coaching and overall. Indiana is up next to receive its marks for the 2014 season. Offense: C-minus The Hoosiers have bee...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  5. Michigan State Spartans CBs make it a bumpy ride for WRs in 'No F...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's dominating defense is unlike any other in college football thanks to its fearless CBs who patrol the "No Fly Zone."

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  6. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Brian Bennett

    Five lessons from an interesting Saturday in the Big Ten: 1. Offenses surging in East Lansing and Columbus: OK, so the opposing defenses haven't exactly been stout. Still, it's hard not to notice the huge offensive numbers Michigan State and Ohio ...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  7. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to our first game week mailbag of the 2014 season. Man, that feels good to type. Keep the questions flowing, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter at @BennettESPN . Brian Bennett: The strength on defense throughout the league right n...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  8. Preseason position preview: Specialists

    Brian Bennett

    We've been previewing each position group in the Big Ten, and we've gone through every level of the offense and defense. But that's only two-thirds of the game. Don't forget special teams. It can be hard to judge some of the new guys in the kickin...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Proof there is a God. Jay Paterno's lawsuit against Penn State contains some leaky logic, David Jones writes. Couldn't agree more. The defense should rest after saying just two words: Matt McGloin. Mark Dantonio shared photos of Michigan State'...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mondays stink. Except when it's mailbag time. Which it is right now. Go. Mitchell C. from Parts Unknown writes: How confident should Ohio State be coming into the third year with Urban Meyer and five new starters on defense and six new starters o...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  11. Depth offers latest hope for IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A recent Indiana practice came down to a winner-take-all snap in the red zone. Redshirt freshman Kris Smith ended things by sacking Nate Sudfeld (at least unofficially, since there's no tackling the quarterback in practice). T...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  12. Spartans offense says it can take lead

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered. That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback posit...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. IU's Wynn can turn a defense inside out

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Quick trivia question: Which Big Ten receiver had the most touchdowns last season? You might have said Penn State's Allen Robinson or Nebraska's Quincy Enunwa, and those would be fine guesses. Only those paying particularly cl...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Buckeyes DBs look to regain swagger

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer hired Chris Ash away from Arkansas primarily to fix Ohio State's problems in its pass defense. What Ash found is that the biggest area of need might have been from the shoulder pads up rather than any scheme or philos...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. Jones takes MSU defense master class

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Taiwan Jones is a sociology major at Michigan State, but the senior's toughest course this spring might be his switch to middle linebacker. "I feel like I'm taking another class right now," he told ESPN.com. This isn't 10...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Patriot League tournament final day. Ohio State's Kenny Guiton just wants a shot at the NFL. Jim Tressel likely will have to wait on getting into the Hall of Fame. Wisconsin's Dave Aranda is reshaping his defense into a smaller, faster un...

    Blog | March 12, 2014