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  1. 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
  2. Spring Q&A: Minnesota coach Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill guided the team to a bowl game during his second season in Minneapolis despite some depth and injury problems in 2012. What's in store for Year 3 of the Kill era? I recently caught up with him to get his outlook for the Gop...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  3. B1G position rankings: WR/TE (units)

    Brian Bennett

    On Wednesday, we ranked the top individual wide receivers and tight ends in the Big Ten heading into 2012. So of course that means it's time to look at the position group as a whole throughout the league. Remember, we're weighing past performance hea...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  4. Illinois leads late arriving B1G first round

    Brian Bennett

    On the first day of the NFL draft, the Big Ten was like one of those players sitting in the green room waiting and waiting for his name to get called as everyone starts to feel really uncomfortable. The first Big Ten player to go off the board was...

    Blog | April 27, 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. Spring Q&A: Penn State coach Bill O'Brien

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State opens spring practice without Joe Paterno for the first time in decades Monday. New coach Bill O'Brien, who's won some supporters by the way he has recruited and carried himself of late, will conduct his first official practices. I recentl...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy madness. Hoping for some great games at the Yum! today. Brady Hoke handed out copies of the recent Sports Illustrated story on UCLA basketball to Michigan staffers, underlying how quickly success can fade if details aren't followed. Ryan Va...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  8. Big Ten rankings: No. 2, Devon Still

    Brian Bennett

    We're almost there now. Our Big Ten top 25 player countdown is down to its final two members, the absolute cream of the crop. As a reminder (we promise we'll only write this one more time), we're basing these rankings on 2011 performance and imp...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  9. Big Ten risers and fallers after the combine

    Brian Bennett

    We've had 2012 mock NFL drafts seemingly since this draft class was in elementary school. But all the projections and prognosticating lacked one essential ingredient: the testing process. That happened this past week at the NFL combine in Indianap...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm a man of letters. Well, emails, actually. Let's see what's on your mind: Patrick G. from Alexandria, Va., writes: That "coach you most dislike" poll was a terrible idea. Despite your plea to keep it sportsmanlike it (predictably) offered a...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  11. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DL

    Brian Bennett

    We covered all the offensive position groups in our postseason rankings series here, here, here and here. Now it's time to turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball. Defensive tackle was the strongest position in the league in 2011, so ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Four Big Ten players in Round 1 mock

    Brian Bennett

    Now that all the underclassmen have either declared for the NFL draft or decided to stay in school, the mock draft guys can get down to serious business. And nobody does it quite like our own Mel Kiper Jr. He is out with his first official mock dr...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  14. TicketCity Bowl: Three keys for Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    Let's take a look at three keys for Penn State in the Nittany Lions' Ticket City Bowl matchup against Houston: 1. Get physical: Houston scored more points than any college football team this year and has the NCAA's all-time leading passer in Case ...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  15. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Answering some of your burning questions (including many from our Twitter feed) while I make my way to Pasadena ... John T. (@jdt105) writes: What will the B1G bowl record be? Brian Bennett: Adam and I did our picks for the Big Ten non-BCS bowl...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  16. Evaluating the B1G NFL prospects in bowls

    Brian Bennett NFL draft analyst Steve Muench has an interesting story looking at the top prospects for each of the Big Ten bowl teams. Well, make that eight of the 10 league bowl teams, as Muench surmises that neither Northwestern nor Purdue has a "prospe...

    Blog | December 28, 2011