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  1. Tough slates tougher on some B1G teams

    Brian Bennett

    The move toward stronger nonconference schedules by the Big Ten and other leagues is already yielding benefits for fans. As teams gear up to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee, several high-profile intersectional future matchups...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. Oklahoma playing B1G power programs

    Brian Bennett

    I still hear from some fans who think the Big Ten should have gone after Oklahoma in the last round of expansion. That wasn't going to happen for a variety of reasons (academics, demographics, the Oklahoma State factor, etc). But Big Ten fans will st...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Coming back at you with another mailbag. Bring it: Husker fan from St Louis writes: The Big Ten's 2014 pre-bowl perception will be largely base on the nonconference games you ranked Tuesday 1 to 14. What kind of record does the Big Ten need to far...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  4. Buckeyes climb in new ESPN class rankings

    Brian Bennett

    Back in early May, we heard from some concerned Buckeyes fans who were wringing their hands over Ohio State's slow start in the latest recruiting cycle. Back then, their team had only two commitments. My reaction was simply to chuckle, because I d...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  5. Maryland-PSU a simmering new rivalry?

    Brian Bennett

    Maryland and Rutgers officially join the Big Ten on July 1, less than two weeks from now. The reaction from most Big Ten fans, of course, can be summed up in two words: Ho hum. But what could quickly change the reaction is a new rivalry being crea...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's mailbag time once again. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, and you can ask us mailbag questions there. Rob NitLion from Morristown, N.J., writes: Brian, this whole scheduling FCS teams issue REALLY makes me upset as a fan and a season tic...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  7. B1G should stick to its no FCS policy

    Brian Bennett

    When the Big Ten decided early last year to institute a policy against playing FCS opponents, fans and common sense were the big winners. Yet there's a long way between the conception of that policy and its actual execution, especially as the leag...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  8. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for another edition of the Wednesday mailbag. We'll start off today with some responses to Tuesday's post about what Illinois coach Tim Beckman needs to do in 2014 for Illini fans to want him back in '15. Gary T. from Huntsville, Alabama...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy hump day. James Franklin is continuing his push to have a sold-out Beaver Stadium all season, and Penn State has added 4,000 new season ticket holders. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is not a fan of Franklin working at Georgia State's camp...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  10. A look at spring game attendance

    Brian Bennett

    Does having a large turnout for a spring game mean your school's fans are the most loyal and passionate in the sport? Or does it just say that there was nice weather and not much else to do that day in your town? That's a debate with no real answe...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  11. Spring game recap: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The last three Big Ten spring games were held over the weekend, and it's our job to recap them all. Defending league champion Michigan State played before 35,000 fans at Spartan Stadium, falling short of Mark Dantonio's request for a crowd of 50,0...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I've got less than a week left in my 30s. No time for pithy intros. Hit me: Chris from Augusta, Maine, writes: Michigan fans are clamoring for success. It seems like the main thing holding them back are the lines. The '13 O-line haul was one of th...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Spring game recap: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our recaps of the plethora of spring games over the weekend, and now we turn our attention to the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Blue team dominated the Orange squad 38-7 before about 5,100 fans at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Yo...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  14. Spring game recap: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    So much spring-game goodness on Saturday. We're recapping all the action today, and now it's time to review the Minnesota Golden Gophers' spring fling. The team held a 70-minute scrimmage before about 5,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium. You can find c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Spring game preview: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Indiana. When: 3 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium Admission: Free. Fans are asked to enter the East side of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  16. B1G coaches tourney results: Game 2

    Brian Bennett

    We're back with the results from Game 2 of our Big Ten all-time coaches tournament, which kicked off last Thursday. I wondered how some of the figures from way back in history would fare against coaches most modern fans are much more familiar with...

    Blog | March 24, 2014