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  1. Robbie Frey adds to UConn backfield stable

    Brian Bennett

    Doesn't it seem like UConn always has a star tailback waiting in the wings? From Donald Brown to Andre Dixon to Jordan Todman, the Huskies have had a wealth of excellent running backs come through Storrs in recent years. And one guy who's patientl...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  2. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The Big East will explore setting up its own TV monster akin to the Big Ten Network, Mitch Vingle writes in the Charleston Gazette. Greg Paulus will get a tryout with the New Orleans Saints. Think Doug Marrone's connections there paid off? Reed W...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  3. Biggest shoes to fill in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    A year ago at this time, the Big East was dealing with the loss of a plethora of stars, including some of the best players in league history. Guys like Pat White, Donald Brown, Kenny Britt, LeSean McCoy and Scott McKillop seemed difficult, if not imp...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  4. NFL playoff weekend full of Big East products

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL divisional playoff round is one of the best weekends of the year for football fans. And the Big East will be well-represented in key roles. The league's influence could be felt last week. Baltimore's Ray Rice -- a Rutgers product -- ran fo...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  5. Graham coming on strong for Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett I wrote earlier today about how Connecticut has overcome the loss of Donald Brown with the 1-2 punch of Andre Dixon and Jordan Todman. UConn's opponent this week may be close to doing the same thing. Pittsburg...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  6. UConn running tradition alive and well with Dixon, Todman

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Nobody had a better season last year than Connecticut's Donald Brown. The Big East's offensive player of the year led the nation in rushing with more than 2,000 yards and parlayed that into becoming a first-round...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  7. Todman looking to be next great UConn back

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Jordan Todman is not Donald Brown. Let's just go ahead and get that out of the way. Anyone who expects Todman to replicate Brown's amazing 2008 season for Connecticut is placing undue expectations on the...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  8. Three from Big East on Doak Walker list

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The Doak Walker Award committee messed up big time last season by not making Donald Brown, who was only the nation's leading rusher and an eventual first-round NFL draft pick, a finalist for the honor. Maybe...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  9. Big East and the NFL draft: Historic day for three schools

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Twenty-seven Big East products had their name called over the weekend in the NFL draft. Three league schools had their best drafts ever. Cincinnati had six players taken, the most of any Big East team and the ...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  10. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Doug Marrone is trying to bring Syracuse back to prominence, but Saturday's spring game shows a lot of work needs to be done, Mark Beech writes for Sports Illustrated. * Chris Gedney, a Syracus...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  11. UConn hopefuls show off at pro day

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett What kind of odds could you have gotten last summer on the following statement: Connecticut will have more players taken on Day 1 of the 2009 NFL draft than any other Big East school. As it stands now, with guys...

    Blog | March 26, 2009
  12. UConn's Dixon ready for last chance after lost year

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Andre Dixon was thrilled to see his teammate and friend Donald Brown lead the nation in rushing last year. At the same time, Dixon couldn't resist thinking: that could have been me. "As a player, you kn...

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  13. Edsall previews UConn's spring practice

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Connecticut lost some significant stars in running back Donald Brown, left tackle Will Beatty, defensive end Cody Brown and cornerback Darius Butler, all of whom are expected to be first-day NFL draft picks in A...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  14. Pre-spring checkup: Running backs

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett No conference lost more talent at running back than the Big East. Gone are the nation's leading rusher (UConn's Donald Brown), the nation's regular-season leader in rushing touchdowns (Pitt's LeS...

    Blog | March 03, 2009
  15. Friday mail: More breakout candidates

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Josh from Orlando writes: Brian, thanks for the blog. In your recent article you mentioned some candidates who had the potential to have a breakout year. Rutgers' Joe Lafeged doesn't make your list? He w...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  16. Five Big East breakthrough candidates

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett At this time last year, few people were talking about Donald Brown, Connor Barwin, Will Beatty or Tony Pike. Each emerged out of the shadows to become a star in the Big East. Who will be the next batch of player...

    Blog | February 27, 2009