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  1. Half shirt, full heart: Ezekiel Elliott a key for Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ezekiel Elliott swears he's not trying to make any fashion statement with the way he wears his jersey. The Ohio State running back shows off his stomach during games -- even those, like at Minnesota, that are played in sub-freezing ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Jimmy has fancy plans. And pants to match. The cost of having Michigan's offensive coordinator position named after you: $3 million. Taylor...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  3. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    September is in the rearview mirror, and the race for some of the Big Ten's top awards are wide smoking open. As they should be, with the heart of league play still ahead of us. Here's how we see those awards right now: Graham-George Offensive Pla...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. Big Ten players on Ray Guy, Lou Groza lists

    Brian Bennett

    The preseason watch list roll-out extravaganza continues today with two awards that are sure to get your heart pumping: the kicker and punter trophies! OK, so it's not that exciting, but the specialists deserve their day in the sun, too. And there...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Heart of Dallas Bowl keys: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    Three keys for Purdue in Tuesday's Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State: 1. Dominate the trenches: Purdue's strength this season was supposed to be its defensive line, led by All-Big Ten defensive tackle Kawann Short. When Short and others ...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  6. Purdue embraces underdog role

    Brian Bennett

    If any team can play the "nobody-believed-in-us" card this bowl season, it's Purdue. The Boilermakers are the biggest underdog in the 35 bowls, according to the oddsmakers, in their matchup against Oklahoma State in the Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  7. Purdue deals with transition game

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue interim coach Patrick Higgins has given his players some unusual assignments before they start their bowl practices. Higgins has asked every member of the team to answer a few questions such as: What is the most important thing in your life...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  8. Northwestern slips past Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Was there any question that the Northwestern-Michigan State game would come down to the wire? The Wildcats and Spartans specialize in playing heart-burners every week. When it inevitably happened, though, Michigan State's complete inability to win...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  9. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    Remember November (third). Team of the week: They drive their fans crazy, but no one can doubt the heart and the will of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Again on the ropes in the fourth quarter this week, they rallied from a 10-point deficit at Michigan...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  10. Abdullah helps keep Huskers running

    Brian Bennett

    For many teams, losing a player like Rex Burkhead would be devastating. The Nebraska senior running back was the heart and soul of the team's offense and one of the top players in the Big Ten. In the preseason, we ranked him as the No. 2 player in...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  11. Tracking our B1G fantasy teams: Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Champions respond when challenged, and like the St. Louis Cardinals, my Big Ten fantasy team showed last week that it has the heart of a champion. Not only did Non-Gingervitis whip Adam's Trombone Shorties, we did so with the highest point total i...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Barney's movie had heart, but "Football in the Groin" had a football in the groin. All signs point to Joel Stave starting at quarterback for Wisconsin this week -- and Jared Abbrederis is back, too. The Badgers defense will need to be stellar wit...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  13. Alvis, Iowa D-line seek improvement

    Brian Bennett

    "Improvement-driven" has been a buzzword for Iowa football under Kirk Ferentz. And no position on this year's Hawkeyes is taking that phrase more to heart than the defensive line. The players there have heard all the criticisms: They're too young....

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  14. Ohio State to play spring game in Cincy?

    Brian Bennett

    This should really, really please Cincinnati fans. Ohio State is in discussions to play its 2013 spring game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, encroaching right into the heart of Bearcats territory. As ESPN Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett explain...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  15. Offseason includes bear kill for Vandenberg

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg will get chased by a lot of 300-pounders this season, but it's doubtful any of them will cause his heart to flutter like the black bear he shot with a bow and arrow last month. And they don't make for nearly as good ...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  16. Former WVU coach Bill Stewart dies

    Brian Bennett

    Former West Virginia coach Bill Stewart has died of an apparent heart attack, the school announced Monday. Though Stewart's departure as head coach was a mess, there is no doubt he loved his Mountaineers. This is a sad day for college football, an...

    Blog | May 21, 2012