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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. A B1G youth movement at receiver

    Brian Bennett

    Like many football coaches, Penn State's James Franklin subscribes to the theory that young players can contribute quickly at wide receiver. "The farther from the ball you are, the better chance you have to get on the field early," Franklin said T...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. Miller injury upends entire Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Winning championships in college football no longer requires having an experienced quarterback. Last year's BCS national title game featured a pair of teams who started a redshirt freshman (Florida State's Jameis Winston) and a junior-college tran...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Schedule analysis: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    One more week without football. You can do it! Until kickoff finally gets here, we've been looking forward and analyzing every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule. Wrapping up our series is the defending champion, Michigan State Spartans. Nonconferenc...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  9. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's almost the weekend, and only three more of these without football. Use it wisely. Don't forget that I'm hanging out in a new space on Twitter, and you can follow me here. Now, I'm 'bout to 'bag it up: Chasmo from Greenwich Village write...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. Best case/Worst case: Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    Football practice is in full swing, and we're just three weeks away from kickoff. To get you ready, we're looking at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. Do not view these as predictions in any way, shape or form. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  11. Who could have a season for the ages?

    Brian Bennett

    This week, ESPN unveiled The Season project, looking at the greatest individual seasons in college football history and the best seasons ever put up at each FBS school. As Adam pointed out on Monday, there seems to be a bit of recency bias at play...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  12. Roundtable: Toughest calls for The Season

    Brian Bennett

    On Monday, ESPN revealed its choices for the greatest individual seasons in college football history. We voted on several of these, including the best Big Ten seasons. As you can imagine, there were some difficult calls to make, especially at scho...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  13. Best case/Worst case: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Football practice is underway, and we're just weeks away from kickoff. To get you ready, we're bringing back our series looking at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. Do not view these as predictions in any way s...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  14. Schedule analysis: Maryland

    Brian Bennett

    Football is back. At least preseason practice is. And our schedule analysis for every Big Ten team is also back after taking a brief hiatus during the media days/coaches car wash craziness. We resume by looking at the Maryland Terrapins: Noncon...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  15. B1G players in Top 100: Part III

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season. These are based on expected contributions for the 2014 season, regardless of position. The list is being released in 20-player in...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  16. Schedule analysis: Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    Opening weekend in college football is just five weeks away. Yay. We're we're peeking ahead and breaking down every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule to get you even more geeked up. Batting third in our series: The Northwestern Wildcats Nonconferenc...

    Blog | July 25, 2014