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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    I took a few days off shortly after the national title game for a mini-vacation, so that helped delay my football withdrawal. But now reality is starting to settle in: we won't have any more college football games for a long, bleak eight months. Y...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Offseason to-do list: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    We're many months away from the return of actual college football (sigh), but the offseason will be an important time for many teams to retool. We've been examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in between now and September, and next up is M...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. Big Ten all-bowl team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten played in 10 bowl games -- 11 if you count the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. We've come up with our list of the league's best postseason performers. The strategy here was as follows: When in doubt, choo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. Overreacting in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    We live in an instant reaction society, in which every development is immediately dissected and analyzed for all it's worth. Often, in this hyperbolic chamber, our first reactions turn out to be overreactions. That's especially true in football, w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  5. Buckeyes' QB derby is full of intrigue

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State has won the national championship after the first College Football Playoff. Now we can move on to the really fun stuff for the Buckeyes: finding out who will be their quarterback in 2015. OK, that's overstating things just a bit. Still,...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  6. Buckeyes look to harness latest Heisman guy

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you watch college football on TV, you're probably aware of the "Heisman House," a series of clever commercials whose conceit is that former Heisman Trophy winners all live under the same roof. Urban Meyer and Ohio State must f...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes AD says families need help paying for travel ...

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State's athletic director thinks the College Football Playoff failed by not providing financial assistance for players' families to attend the inaugural games.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  8. Youth a strength, not an excuse, for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- On signing day in 2013, Vonn Bell surprised a lot of people by spurning Alabama for Ohio State. Two seasons later, the Buckeyes' starting safety helped lead his team over the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff semifinal at...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  9. Instant Analysis: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- The first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual turned into a one-sided rout. The second one? It was a down-to-the-final-second classic and an upset for the ages. No. 4 Ohio S...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  10. 10 reasons Ohio State will win the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- No. 4 Ohio State is a significant underdog against No. 1 Alabama in Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Yes, I'm on record picking Alabama, but I don't count out the Buckeyes. Here are 10 reas...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  11. Buckeyes need to go deep to beat long odds

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Finding a weakness in Alabama often requires a microscopic lens. There's a reason the Crimson Tide are No. 1 and have been the most dominant team in college football the past few years. But there appears to be one glaring Achilles' ...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Miss college football? Bowl games begin this weekend. Giddy up. 1. Wisconsin can't officially offer its vacant head coaching job to anyone until Wednesday, but all signs still point to Paul Chryst being the guy despite chatter about him being int...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  13. Buckeyes make emphatic case for playoff

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The debate will continue until the College Football Playoff selection committee reveals its picks for the four-team field, and the controversy surely won't stop then. Does No. 5 Ohio State belong in the playoff over Big 12 co-champ...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  14. Big Ten playoff tracker: Dec. 3

    Brian Bennett

    How does the Big Ten's remaining College Football Playoff contender stand just days before the selection committee makes its actual picks? Let's take a look: Ohio State Record: 11-1 (8-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 5 Next major obstacle: Saturday ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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