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  1. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Recognizing the best and brightest from Week 3 in the Big Ten: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett: A week after Barrett's tough night against Virginia Tech, the redshirt freshman bounced back in a big way. He completed 23 of 30 passes for 312 yards and a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Lots of news from preseason practice. I love it. A strong-legged freshman kicker could give Wisconsin a boost. The QB battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy resumed. A good battle at noseguard is going on at Rutgers. Some chatter from Pu...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Saw Jack White perform "Seven Nation Army" live this weekend. Felt like I was back in a Big Ten football stadium. Soon enough. A pair of freshman wide receivers left Wisconsin, which needs all the help it can get at that position. Penn State pi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. Depth offers latest hope for IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A recent Indiana practice came down to a winner-take-all snap in the red zone. Redshirt freshman Kris Smith ended things by sacking Nate Sudfeld (at least unofficially, since there's no tackling the quarterback in practice). T...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    I've been to Storrs. I don't know how UConn keeps doing it. A Penn State offensive lineman has been charged with simple assault. An incoming Nittany Lions linebacker was arrested on DUI charges. Michigan freshman receiver Freddy Canteen is brim...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. Five more Big Ten impact freshmen

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented a list of five potential early-impact true freshmen or junior college players from the Class of 2014. You never quite know where the immediate contributors will come from. Here are five more first-year players to watch ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  8. Nebraska Cornhuskers' Avery Moss out for 'personal issue'

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Avery Moss did not accompany the team to the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and won't play against Georgia as he deals with a "personal issue," Huskers coach Bo Pelini told reporters Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  9. Senior LBs lead the way for Iowa

    Brian Bennett

    Anthony Hitchens switched positions and joined fellow true freshmen James Morris and Christian Kirksey at linebacker just before Iowa played in the 2010 Insight Bowl. The seeds of something special had been planted. "We knew we were going to have...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. Illini look to shed burden of The Streak

    Brian Bennett

    Two years ago today, Illinois lost 17-7 to Ohio State at home. It was not a pretty game, as the Buckeyes won despite having true freshman quarterback Braxton Miller complete only one pass in four attempts, though that one completion did go for the ga...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  11. Youth being served at QB in Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Freshman Danny Etling will make his first career start at quarterback for Purdue this weekend, two weeks after making his college debut vs. Northern Illinois. Boilermakers fans are excited about the future of their young signal-caller, and in that...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. True freshmen impact in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    True freshmen are having a bigger and bigger impact throughout college football these days, as coaches are either becoming less afraid to throw their youngsters into the fire or are facing fewer options. With that in mind, today we are ranking the...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Never forget. Tim Beckman, a former Oklahoma State assistant, said he was shocked by the Sports Illustrated allegations about the Cowboys program. There is optimism now around Illinois. Indiana freshmen are getting acclimated on defense. Hoosie...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  14. New Spartans QB order: Cook then Terry

    Brian Bennett

    The Michigan State quarterback competition has taken yet another twist, with true freshman (and already fan favorite) Damion Terry getting a strong look this week in practice. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio, who has played three quarterbacks in two ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. Cook gets start, O'Connor will play for MSU

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State is changing things up at quarterback, as expected. Sophomore Connor Cook will make his first career start vs. South Florida on Saturday, and redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor will be his backup. Michigan State also announced that O'C...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  16. Connor Cook to start at quarterback for Michigan State Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State is making a change at quarterback and will give sophomore Connor Cook his first career start on Saturday against South Florida.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013