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  1. 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
  2. Schedule look: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Today, I begin taking a team by team look at each schedule in the Big East. Up first: Cincinnati Nonconference schedule: The Bearcats have a pretty mild nonconference slate -- two FCS teams, two MAC teams and Virginia Tech. They should go 4-1 a...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  3. Early Week 1 look-ahead: South Florida

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett South Florida is not exactly challenging itself with its first three games, which include two against FCS teams and FBS newbie Western Kentucky. But they should provide a good warmup for Week 4 at Florida State....

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  4. B1G players in Week 1 spotlight

    Brian Bennett

    Just a little more than 24 hours now before the first Big Ten team kicks off the season. We've waited so long for football to return that we'll even eagerly gobble up games against FCS opponents this weekend. There's so much to look forward to, in...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. The game neither Appalachian State nor Michigan will ever forget

    Brian Bennett

    It was an upset that made Rocky jealous; the coaches and players involved in Appalachian State's 2007 upset over Michigan explain how it happened.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  6. B1G teams to pay FCS foes nearly $5 million

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is phasing out games against FCS opponents, which is good for strength of schedule ratings and fan interest. But it will mean the end of some large paydays for those FCS schools. reports that the 10 Big Ten teams...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  7. Schedule look: Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    I continue by team-by-team look at each schedule in the Big East. Up today: Pitt. Nonconference schedule: The Panthers get two great challenges with games against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. But they also have two FCS games because of the lea...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  8. Fordham added to Cincinnati schedule

    Brian Bennett

    Fordham has been added to the Cincinnati football schedule for 2012, giving the Bearcats two games against FCS opponents. Pitt also has two FCS games for this upcoming season. Every team in the Big East was put into a major bind when TCU decided t...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  9. Illinois romps over South Dakota State

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois is 2-0 as it completes the easiest portion of its advantageous schedule ... Illinois 56, South Dakota State 3: This is how you should dispatch an overmatched FCS team. The Illini got off to a sluggish start in the opener against Arkansas ...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  10. South Florida offense remains a mystery

    Brian Bennett

    Having trouble figuring out what to make of these South Florida Bulls? You're not alone. USF has looked pretty strong on defense, but its offense has been all over the map. First up was a 59-point outburst against an outclassed FCS team (Stony Bro...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  11. UConn putting a hurt on Texas Southern

    Brian Bennett

    Pity the FCS team that plays a mad, higher-level opponent. That's the case today for Texas Southern, which is getting steamrolled right now by Connecticut. The Huskies, still smarting from that opening 30-10 loss at Michigan, are up 31-0 and the s...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  12. Ranking the Week 2 weak opponents

    Brian Bennett

    Let's face it: half the Big East schedule is pretty yawn-inducing this week. Four teams are dipping down to play opponents from the FCS division. That usually means cutting a check and guaranteeing yourself a home win. Just about everybody does it...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  13. Big East Week 2 power rankings

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Finally, we have some actual data on which to base these weekly power rankings. Granted, not all of the information is terribly revealing, given that five Big East teams played FCS opponents this week. Still, it'...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  14. Pitt takes care of business

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pitt showed West Virginia how to take care of an FCS foe. The Panthers slowly and steadily dismantled Youngstown State 38-3 in a feel-good opener for Dave Wannstedt's team. Freshman back Dion Lewis finished wi...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  15. Cincinnati, Rutgers focused in prep for Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Lots of college football teams will use opening weekend to beat up on some FCS school while working out the early-season kinks. Not so for Cincinnati and Rutgers. The Bearcats go to Piscataway on Labor Day, not ...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  16. Early Week 1 look-ahead: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett We continue our early look-ahead at each Big East team's opening game now with Pittsburgh. The Panthers did not play an FCS team last season but will do so in their Sept. 5 opener at Heinz Field. Here's ...

    Blog | June 04, 2009