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  1. 'Chevy Bad Boys' power Wisconsin's D

    Brian Bennett

    Like most people, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen wasn't sure what to expect from his linebackers coming into this season. The Badgers had to replace all four starters from their 3-4 scheme, including Big Ten defensive player of the year Chris Borla...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    The championship drive is on in the Big Ten. And so, too, is the race for major individual awards. We've been tracking the offensive and defensive player of the year award chase all year long. For a first time in a while, neither award has a unani...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    The deciding weeks of the season are upon us, and after one November Saturday, we have new leaders in the races for offensive and defensive player of the year. Let's take a look at where some awards competitions stand: Graham-George Offensive Play...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Poll: Midseason defensive MVP

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this week, we shared our picks for some midseason award winners in the Big Ten. Now we want to know what you think. With half the season in the books, who is the defensive player of the year so far in the league? The choices: Wisconsin...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  5. DaQuan Jones ready to lead PSU D-line

    Brian Bennett

    It's become something of a tradition of late for a Penn State defensive tackle to rise up and turn in a standout senior year. That happened with Devon Still in 2011, when he won Big Ten defensive player of the year honors. Jordan Hill took the bat...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  6. Big East Defensive POY: Take 2

    Brian Bennett

    So last week, I asked you to vote in my highly unscientific weekly poll. The question: Who will be the Big East Defensive Player of the Year? Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with the poll and none of the votes registered. I hav...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. Vote: Big East Defensive Player of the Year

    Brian Bennett

    Poll time! Today I ask you: Who will be Big East Defensive Player of the Year? This is a tough category for me because the Big East is much stronger defensively than offensively. These are my top four candidates. Please feel free to write in yo...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  8. West Virginia award winners

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia announced its team award winners for the 2011 season, and its permanent team captains: Awards: Offensive Player of the Year: Tavon Austin Defensive Player of the Year: Najee Goode Special Teams Player of the Year: Cody Nutte...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  9. Jones, Pead, Wolfe get Big East honors

    Brian Bennett

    Cincinnati dominated the Big East individual awards announced Thursday, as running back Isaiah Pead was honored as Offensive Player of the Year, tackle Derek Wolfe was selected as Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Butch Jones won Coach of the Year....

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  10. Vote: Defensive Player of the Year

    Brian Bennett

    Now it is time to weigh in with your choice for Big East defensive player of the year. Here are my top four candidates: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Greene led the Big East with 127 tackles and ranked No. 12 nation in tackles per game. Of those ta...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  11. Big East poll results, Part II

    Brian Bennett

    The ballots have been counted, and I'm going over the results from last week's Big East polls that you voted on. I'm taking them two at a time, and now let's look at the polls on biggest impact newcomers and the defensive player of the year. The n...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. Poll: Big East's defensive player of the year

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing to seek out your opinion on some of the pressing questions in the Big East for 2011. Vote here in our poll and we'll tally up the results and react to them at a later time. Up next: Who will be the 2011 Big East Defensive Player o...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  13. Early odds on defensive player of the year

    Brian Bennett

    In my mailbag on Wednesday, someone asked me to establish early odds for the Big East 2011 offensive player of the year. I put it this way: Geno Smith: 3 to 1 Zach Collaros: 4 to 1 Ray Graham: 6 to 1 Isaiah Pead: 8 to 1 B.J. Daniels: 10 to 1 ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  14. Jabaal Sheard won't play for Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    At this point, perhaps this blog should just become the hourly Pittsburgh bad news report. In addition to all the crazy coaching news, the Panthers will be without Big East Defensive Player of the Year Jabaal Sheard for the BBVA Compass Bowl, Dave...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  15. Jabaal Sheard makes AFCA All-America team

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt defensive end Jabaal Sheard will likely win the Big East defensive player of the year award. And now he's an All-American. Sheard was the only Big East player named to the American Football Coaches Association 25-man All-America team on Monda...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  16. Pitt pulling away from Louisville

    Brian Bennett

    I've got Jabaal Sheard winning my Big East defensive player of the year race this week, and the Pitt defensive end proved his value moments ago. Sheard slammed into Louisville quarterback Adam Froman and jarred the ball loose. Defensive tackle Myl...

    Blog | October 30, 2010