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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Badgers run by UMass in Andersen's debut

    Brian Bennett

    The Gary Andersen era got off to a successful start in Madison, as Wisconsin took care of business against UMass with an easy 45-0 blowout win. The Minutemen are barely a step above the FCS level, so you'd expect the Badgers to roll over them at C...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  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. Ohio State LB Roberts transfers to Harvard

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State sophomore linebacker Luke Roberts is taking an unusual path: He's transferring to Harvard, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He plans to play for the Crimson and will be immediately eligible for the FCS program. "Harvard just seems to...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. Badgers get a scare from Northern Iowa

    Brian Bennett

    We've become so accustomed to seeing Wisconsin blow out opponents, even excellent ones, at Camp Randall Stadium that many of us assumed the opener against Football Championship Subdivision opponent Northern Iowa would be a laugher. But the Badgers...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Pitt adds second FCS game

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt has completed its nonconference schedule, adding a second FCS game to fill its final hole. The Panthers will play Gardner-Webb on Sept. 22, after opening the season against Youngstown State on Sept. 1. Every Big East school was put into a bin...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. Syracuse goes bold with schedule

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse coach Doug Marrone deserves credit for putting together the most difficult nonconference schedule in the Big East. Yup. I said it. Marrone should be applauded. Rather than schedule a second game against an FCS opponent, Marrone decided...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  14. Marcus Coker heads to Stony Brook

    Brian Bennett

    Former Iowa star running back Marcus Coker has found a new home, and it's in the FCS. Coker has transferred to Stony Brook, according to Newsday. By moving to a lower level, he will not have to sit out a year, and can play the 2012 season. As a...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  15. Pitt assistant finalist for Eastern Illinois job

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt assistant coach Randall McCray is a finalist for the head coaching job at Eastern Illinois, the FCS school has announced. Eastern Illinois said McCray will be on campus for a formal interview on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers have a bye th...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  16. Big Ten Week 5 preview

    Brian Bennett

    With apologies to the Eastern/Western/Central Michigans and Dakota FCS schools of the world, the good stuff is finally here in the Big Ten. Week 5 brings us the arrival of conference play at long last. And the first week in no way disappoints, wit...

    Blog | September 26, 2011