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  1. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 26

    Brian Bennett

    We'll know for sure who's in the inaugural College Football Playoff on Dec. 7. For now, let's see where the Big Ten's remaining contender stands after the latest selection committee top 25: Ohio State Record: 10-1 (7-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 6 ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. B1G early look: Setting up Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    Just one weekend left in the regular season. For some teams, it will be the last time they play football until next Labor Day weekend. A few will be fighting just to play one more game this season. And, of course, it's rivalry time. Here are five ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Lessons learned from the second-to-last week of the Big Ten regular season: 1. Ohio State won but may lose ground: If "game control" is as important as College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long said last week, Ohio State shou...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  4. B1G head coaches among FBS highest paid

    Brian Bennett

    You can question whether the Big Ten always competes at the same elite level as some other leagues. You can question, at times, some conference teams' all-out commitment to winning national championships in football. But you can't question whether...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 19

    Brian Bennett

    And then there was one. Nebraska's loss at Wisconsin last week left the Big Ten with just one College Football Playoff contender, but at least that contender is making a move up. Let's see where things stands after the selection committee's latest...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  6. 'Dilly Bar Dan' enjoys his brush with fame

    Brian Bennett

    On Saturday afternoon, Dan Lehman finished up doing the same thing he's done for nearly 20 years: helping make sure the phones and headsets worked at a Minnesota football game. But as he was getting ready to go home, a co-worker told him something un...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 12

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is down to two College Football Playoff contenders. Let's check in on how they stand after the latest top 25 issued by the selection committee: Ohio State Record: 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 8 Next big obstacle: Saturday at No. 25...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  8. Does B1G scheduling strategy still make sense?

    Brian Bennett

    The arrival of the College Football Playoff was viewed as a boon to all fans, not just because the playoff itself would help decide a truer champion but because teams would have to beef up their nonconference schedules to impress the selection commit...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  9. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We're in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings era, and the Big Ten still has a lot of work to do to get into the top four. Let's see what it all means for the league's three playoff candidates: Michigan State Record: 7-1...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  10. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's a new era in college football, as the first playoff rankings have been released. And understandably, questions about those rankings and the playoffs dominate Wednesday's mailbag: Kameron from Glen Ellyn, Ill. writes: I agree both Ameer Ab...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. Big Ten playoff tracker: Oct. 29

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff rankings are out, but they're hardly the last word. Teams have another five weeks to build their cases for inclusion in the four-team playoff. But they know where they stand now. Three Big Ten teams remain in the playo...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  12. B1G coaches not feeling rankings hype

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff selection committee will issue its first-ever set of rankings Tuesday night. It's an exciting time for fans and the signal of a bold new beginning for the sport. Many will be glued to their TV sets for the unveiling of...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  13. Big Ten questions for first playoff ranking

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first weekly top 25 national rankings next week. It still eludes me why the committee needs to rank 25 teams when it is only picking the top 12 for the playoff spots and contract bo...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  14. MSU highlights student attendance woes

    Brian Bennett

    How do you get students to fill up their sections at football games and stay for the duration? That's been a growing concern for schools around the nation and particularly in the Big Ten in recent years, and Saturday's Nebraska-Michigan State game...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. Michigan State Spartans CBs make it a bumpy ride for WRs in 'No F...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's dominating defense is unlike any other in college football thanks to its fearless CBs who patrol the "No Fly Zone."

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  16. Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati Bearcats trying to scale College Foo...

    Brian Bennett

    Tommy Tuberville helped change the BCS when he was at Auburn. Now the coach at Cincinnati, he and the Bearcats have a plan to shake up the College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014