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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    After an eight-win season that included the historic four-game winning streak in Big Ten play and a victory over Nebraska, Minnesota had a right to feel pretty good about itself in the offseason. Instead, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this messag...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

    Brian Bennett

    In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Michigan unveils alternate uniforms

    Brian Bennett

    On Friday night, Michigan and Adidas unveiled their new "Go Blue" uniforms that the Wolverines will wear on Oct. 11 against Penn State, the third night game ever in the Big House. Take a look: From a team release: "The first head-to-...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  4. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Wednesday. There's nothing good on TV (except for this). It's mailbag business time. Ed from State of Rutgers writes: How would you rank B1G head coaches on the hot seat in 2014? Which assistants are in the best position for a head coaching j...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose. Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver. The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful. Cardale Jones and J.T. B...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. Claeys comfortable back as Gophers DC

    Brian Bennett

    Tracy Claeys served as acting head coach when Minnesota went on its historic four-game winning streak last season. That brought Claeys plenty of national acclaim and recognition, including some calls for him to win Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    So Nick Saban is saying you shouldn't smoke while playing football? Some early impressions and videos from Ohio State's first spring practice. Urban Meyer wants an aggressive defense. Wisconsin heads into spring practice with some decisions to ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  8. Bowl or bust for Illini's Beckman in '14?

    Brian Bennett

    Spring practice kicks off at Illinois on Wednesday, and like all programs at this time of year, there is an air of optimism. Head coach Tim Beckman said he creates goals for his team for each "quarter" of the year, which consist of winter workouts...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio given contract extension,...

    Brian Bennett

    Fresh off a Rose Bowl victory and No. 3 final national ranking, Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio and his assistants are getting a healthy pay raise.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  10. Gophers lose LB coach Miller to FSU

    Brian Bennett

    One of the hallmarks of Jerry Kill's tenure at Minnesota -- and previous stops -- is the continuity of his coaching staff. Well, the Gophers' stability has taken a hit, as assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bill Miller has accepted a position ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  11. Big Ten makes progress in diversity

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten likes to consider itself a leader on many fronts in college sports. Several Big Ten schools were among the first to integrate their football programs, and the first two African-American head football coaches in a major conference called t...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Gophers make commitment to Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Jerry Kill got Minnesota back to respectability in the Big Ten. And it was time for the Gophers to show the same respect to their third-year head coach. That's why it was an encouraging and necessary development that the school gave Kill a one-yea...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  13. Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill given extension, raise

    Brian Bennett

    Coming off an eight-win season, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill received a one-year contract extension and a raise of nearly $1 million per year on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  14. Knorr embraces challenge of IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    As far as football-related tasks go, Brian Knorr's appears to rank somewhere between monumental and Herculean. Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson hired Knorr on Jan. 20 as his new defensive coordinator, in effect asking Knorr to stop the bleeding. T...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Recruiting Q&A: Purdue's Darrell Hazell

    Brian Bennett

    After a 1-11 season in his first year, Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell needed to restock the cupboard, and he hopes the Boilermakers have done that with a 19-member recruiting class. I caught up with Hazell for this Q&A: What were some of your go...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  16. Recruiting Q&A: UW's Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin signed a big class of 25 scholarship players, plus four preferred walk-ons, on Wednesday. I caught up with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen for this Q&A about the class: With one of the larger classes the Badgers have signed in a while, ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014