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  1. Gophers learn from 'Larry Fitzgerald school'

    Brian Bennett

    It's well known that Minnesota needs to make major improvements in its passing game this fall and that the Gophers' young receivers need to develop. Luckily, they had a chance to learn from one of the best in the business this summer. NFL ...

    Blog | August 14, 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. Taylor Lewan charged in fight

    Brian Bennett

    Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery stemming from an incident that occurred the night after last season's Ohio State game. From ESPN.c...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Melvin Gordon makes right call on return

    Brian Bennett

    There were times in the first half of the season where Melvin Gordon looked like the best running back in the country. Through the first seven games, Gordon had already topped 1,000 yards while averaging close to 10 yards per carry. So there was n...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. New Detroit bowl joins B1G lineup

    Brian Bennett

    We've known for a while now that the Detroit Lions planned to operate their own bowl game and that it would join the Big Ten lineup. That became official on Wednesday as both the NFL team and the Big Ten announced a six-year partnership for the ga...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's November, people. As Mark Dantonio said, November is for contenders, the same way coffee is for closers. So I hope you brought your 'A' game to the mailbag, because my A's to your Q's are always Grade-A. Or something like that. Let's get yo y...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  7. Badgers' Montee Ball savors the college life

    Brian Bennett

    MADISON, Wis. -- Even in video games, Montee Ball piles up the touchdowns. During a friendly game of "Madden" on Friday, the Wisconsin running back uses the New York Giants to race out to a 21-0 lead over Badgers teammate Darius Feaster before the...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. No. 3 seed Michigan moves on

    Brian Bennett

    The No. 3 seed in our Big Ten Champions Tournament, 1997 Michigan, got a closer game than I expected. Nevertheless, the Wolverines are moving on to the second round -- and a long, long overdue date with the 1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers -- after defeatin...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. David Rowe set for final game

    Brian Bennett

    Rutgers safety David Rowe has been a mainstay in the defensive backfield for the Scarlet Knights. He has played in a team-leading 50 games, with 35 starts. He made the move from cornerback to safety this season and continued to thrive, with three ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Last links of the week ... Ohio State is changing the way it oversees athletes, including tighter scrutiny on players' car purchases and game passes. Gene Smith acknowledged that he asked Jim Tressel to resign and says the school is ready to resp...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  11. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Undrafted West Virginia players -- and all prospective Big East undrafted free agents -- now have to play the waiting game with the NFL lockout. WVU could allow beer sales at other sports, too, not just football. The Mountaineers defense needs some b...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  12. Bearcats to play two games at Paul Brown

    Brian Bennett

    Here's an interesting nugget from Friday's Big East schedule release: Cincinnati will play two of its conference games at Paul Brown Stadium downtown instead of the on-campus Nippert Stadium. The two games at the NFL facility will be against Louis...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  13. Losing Edsall a worrisome sign for UConn

    Brian Bennett

    Rich Rodriguez led West Virginia to BCS games and left for mighty Michigan and the Big House. Bobby Petrino took Louisville to the Orange Bowl and bolted for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, where he thought he'd get to coach Michael Vick. Brian Kelly guid...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  14. Can Pitt get over the hump in the Big East?

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big East had more ready-made motivation this offseason than Pittsburgh. The Panthers won 10 games in 2009 but remained haunted by what could have been. Their three losses all came down to the final gun, with the most painful being a...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  15. If it's good enough for the Super Bowl ...

    Brian Bennett

    ... then I suppose having a postseason football game in the New York area is good enough for the Big East. The NFL's decision Tuesday to award the 2014 Super Bowl to New Meadowlands Stadium prompted a lot of debate as to whether such a game should...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  16. Pittsburgh spring game review

    Brian Bennett

    One thing about springs games is, you don't really want one side of the ball to dominate. Because then you worry more about the side that got pushed around than you praise the side that controlled the action. That was the case Saturday at Pitt, wh...

    Blog | April 19, 2010