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  1. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Playoff should see Midwest as Super, too

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a crazy notion: the biggest game in football being played not in some tropical locale but smack dab in the Midwest. It's true. The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and its forthcoming new stadium. Minneapolis was on...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Recruiting Q&A: UW's Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin signed a big class of 25 scholarship players, plus four preferred walk-ons, on Wednesday. I caught up with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen for this Q&A about the class: With one of the larger classes the Badgers have signed in a while, ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  4. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    For the first time in a long while, there was no football from the previous weekend to discuss. But we still had a lively Big Ten Monday chat. Here's the full transcript, plus some choice highlights: HP (STL, Missouri): Any chance Texas look at B1...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    In honor of "College Football Playoff," I'm calling this intro line "Lunchtime Links Intro Line." Two Iowa defensive backs left the team. Kirk Ferentz says the proposed Big Ten realignment "makes perfect sense." Iowa approved a conflict-of-intere...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    Who needs champagne on New Year's Eve when you have a Big Ten Monday chat? We toasted 2013 early with some football discussion this afternoon. If you missed it, then your new year is already off to a bad start. But we're here to rescue it with thi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. Ra'Shede Hageman to stay at Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    Ra'Shede Hageman has a realistic view of himself. And that's good news for the 2013 Minnesota football team. The junior defensive tackle told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he's not ready to play in the NFL and that he would come back for his s...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hey, everybody. I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon, and while I can't say that I was following Big Ten football news that closely while vacationing in Europe, I am catching up. And what a day to come back, huh? It's been a while, so I thought ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  10. B1G, Ivy doing vital work on concussions

    Brian Bennett

    College football fans are breathlessly following every incremental movement from this summer's meetings about a new postseason format. Understandably so. But what could radically change the very nature of the sport we love might be happening in the r...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. Entering the Hall: Art Monk

    Brian Bennett

    Before he became one of the most successful wide receivers in NFL history, Art Monk was a collegiate running back. Monk, who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, looked like he might follow in the footsteps of great Syracus...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Enjoy a weekend full of hoops, everybody. The salaries of three new Iowa football coaches were released; offensive coordinator Greg Davis will make $300,000. It's safe to say LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz are a little more social-media savvy than...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. Indiana's Damarlo Belcher failed drug test

    Brian Bennett

    Now we know why Damarlo Belcher got booted off Indiana's football team in the middle of the season last year: He failed a drug test. The former Hoosiers receiver divulged that to reporters during the team's pro day on Monday. IU dismissed him Oct....

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope Leap Day William visits today and trades candy for your tears. Pat Harty wonders if new Iowa playcaller Greg Davis is ready for a change in talent level from his days at Texas. DJK was released from his arena football team. Denard Robinson...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. All systems are go for Ball and James

    Brian Bennett

    LOS ANGELES -- Montee Ball had hoped to meet LaMichael James at "The Home Depot College Football Awards" show on Dec. 8. Alas, James had finals and couldn't attend. It's no wonder Ball wanted to size up maybe the only running back in the country w...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  16. Jared Crick of Nebraska Cornhuskers has torn pectoral muscle, out...

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick's college football career is over.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011