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  1. Little things that could mean a lot, Coastal Division

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this month while guest-hosting the ACC blog, I wrote about some little improvements that each Atlantic Division team could make this year that might make the difference between a good year and a great one (or a mediocre one and a good one. Or...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  2. Friday mini-mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett It's a blessed Friday with no travel for me, as I'm just making the short 90-minute jaunt up I-71 tomorrow for the Cincinnati-Pittsburgh game. Should be a great one. Let's get to a few emails to wrap up the week: St...

    Blog | November 21, 2008
  3. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 8

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our countdown of the Top 10 games from the Big Ten in 2013. Remember that we're taking into account the stakes in the game, the excitement level, the quality of the performances and the atmosphere. This next one was a great game, ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  4. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    We are one week from kickoff, people. One week! Remember to breathe. And if you're not following us on Twitter, get to it. We're going to have a lot of great updates on there throughout the season, especially on game days. More than 86,000 followe...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Big Ten players on Maxwell, Bednarik lists

    Brian Bennett

    A wave of college football preseason awards watch lists are heading our way this week. On one hand, that's great because it signals that kickoff is nearing, and it's always fun to see who the various award committees choose as their preseason nominee...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Answering a few emails before I leave the great state of Nebraska ... Rob from New York, NY, writes: Brian, one thing that's bothered me since Nebraska came into the league is the league's insistence on artificially creating "rivalries" for the sc...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. Brees edges Posluszny in players tourney

    Brian Bennett

    A chaotic opening weekend of the NCAA tournament is in the books, and so too is the first round of our Big Ten players tournament. Our last first-round matchup pitting great players from the past 15 years was a close one, as you'd expect when a No...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. Maryland to get front-loaded deal from B1G

    Brian Bennett

    The Washington Post has a fascinating story that provides great detail about how Maryland came to its decision to join the Big Ten. One of the most interesting nuggets from that story is that Maryland will receive more money up front than Nebraska...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. Assistant pay a key factor for Bielema

    Brian Bennett

    The biggest question regarding Bret Bielema's move from Wisconsin to Arkansas has been a simple one: Why? Why would Bielema leave what looked like a great situation with the Badgers for a mid-tier SEC program? That question grew louder when it was...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  10. Sabino loss a big one for Ohio State 'D'

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State is 6-0 and ranked No. 8 in the country. But there is one thing that could derail this great start for the Buckeyes: injuries. Specifically, injuries would present serious problems at three positions for Ohio State: quarterback, offensiv...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  11. Big East chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    Thanks to everybody for another great Big East chat. If you missed it, you must read through the wrap to find some of the coolest looking shoes around. One scheduling note. The chat is now on hiatus until the season gets closer in July. Thanks to ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  12. Entering the Hall: Art Monk

    Brian Bennett

    Before he became one of the most successful wide receivers in NFL history, Art Monk was a collegiate running back. Monk, who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, looked like he might follow in the footsteps of great Syracus...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Hope everybody has a great weekend. There is one clarification I need to make at the top of the chat. In early reporting on John Marinatto's resignation, Andy Katz reported the Big East presidents turned down an initial television offer, 12-4. Kat...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  14. More on nonconference schedules

    Brian Bennett

    One of the great dilemmas to scheduling nonconference games is weighing the type and quality of opponent versus your league contests. How many cupcake games do you want to schedule? How many marquee games? How do you make a schedule tough, b...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Time for one final peek into the mailblog before the weekend starts. Patrick in Chicago writes: Andrea, great article on Ralph David Abernathy IV. Nice to see UC still has good stories written about the athletes that deserve it and not just the ba...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  16. Monk on ballot for College Hall of Fame

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse great Art Monk is one of 76 players on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced Tuesday. Monk was a first team All-American in 1979, and still holds the Syracuse record wi...

    Blog | February 28, 2012