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  1. NCAA board votes to allow autonomy for five power conferences

    Brian Bennett

    The power conferences in major college sports just got a little more powerful.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. B1G coaches hope autonomy is first step

    Brian Bennett

    On Thursday, the NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to pass legislation that will allow schools in the Power 5 conferences to set many of their own rules. Autonomy, as it's being called, could bring a seismic shift in the landscape in ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. NCAA plan could give major conferences more authority on own issu...

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed a plan on Thursday that would change the way college sports is governed and give the five major conferences the authority to make many of their own rules.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  4. Wisconsin pulls away late from Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    You might look at the final score of Wisconsin's win over Illinois, 31-14, and conclude the Badgers are back. That's not really true. The Badgers' offense still isn't quite where it once was. Yet the way things are going in the Leaders Division, i...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Making a motion to change Florida's nickname from the "Sunshine State" into the "Permanently Soaked State." An update on facility upgrades at Cincinnati. Could Chris Moore be a breakout star for the Bearcats? UConn's move up to Division I helpe...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  6. All Big Ten teams make APR cutoff scores

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA released its latest academic progress rate scores on Wednesday, and as expected, all 12 Big Ten schools fared well enough to avoid any penalties. Division I teams that score 930 in the APR -- which measures how well teams are retaining th...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  7. Big East spending, revenue figures

    Brian Bennett

    USA Today has come out with its thorough annual study into expenses and revenues at every single Division I public school, and the results are not all that surprising. Only 22 schools among all Division I public schools operate in the black, gener...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  8. NFL-to-college route sometimes bumpy

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State has replaced the quintessential college coach, a man with more Division I wins than any coach in history, with a guy coming straight from the NFL. It's an interesting choice, to be sure, and one that has some mixed historical precedent. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  9. Cincinnati cited for secondary violations

    Brian Bennett

    Cincinnati committed secondary violations in its football program when coaches made impermissible recruiting phone calls, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions ruled Thursday. The women's basketball program committed a major and secondary v...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  10. Big Ten primer: A whole new world in 2011

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is the oldest athletic conference in Division I, and some people have criticized the league at times for being too stodgy and tradition conscious. Well, welcome to the new Big Ten. The addition of Nebraska is the most obvious change, a...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  11. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Is it Friday yet? No? OK almost there ... Syracuse picked up a commitment from linebacker Leroy Owens out of Palatka, Fla. Division I is a lot different for West Virginia linebacker Josh Francis. The West Virginia University Foundation received...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  12. In praise of Syracuse punter Rob Long

    Brian Bennett

    Kickers and punters don't get a lot of mention in this space. But today it's time to praise one of the more prolific punters in Big East history: Syracuse's Rob Long. The senior was one of seven Division I punters named to the Ray Guy Award watch ...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  13. Two Big East players in McShay's mock draft top four

    Brian Bennett

    Scouts Inc. analyst Todd McShay is out with his latest mock draft, and boy is he bullish on a couple of Big East products. McShay has South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul -- who played just one year of Division I football -- at No. 3 to T...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  14. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Junior college defensive end Tevita Finau is finally about to arrive at West Virginia, Dave Hickman writes in the Charleston Gazette. If ever a guy took a long and winding road to Division I football, it's ...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  15. UConn, South Florida on opposite paths

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett In some ways, Connecticut and South Florida are intrinsically linked as the new kids in the Big East, UConn moved up to Division I-A in 2002 and joined the Big East in 2004. South Florida made the leap to I-A in 200...

    Blog | November 21, 2008
  16. Big Ten West Division title scenarios

    Brian Bennett

    There are two weeks left in the regular season, and neither Big Ten division has been officially decided yet. Of course, Ohio State has all but locked up the East thanks to its victory over Michigan State. The Buckeyes simply have to win one of th...

    Blog | November 18, 2014