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  1. Who will top Big Ten player rankings in 2015?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been counting down our postseason Top 25 player rankings for the Big Ten's 2014 season all week. There's still a ways to go until we get to No. 1, and I won't spoil who topped the list (it's not that hard to figure out). These postseason ran...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning, fans of the conference that's home to the national champs. That's fun to say. 1. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz held an unusual, mid-January news conference on Wednesday because "it was just my sense that we needed to talk." Ferentz understands...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  3. Final 2014 Big Ten Power Rankings

    Brian Bennett

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    Blog | January 13, 2015
  4. 2015 Too-Early Big Ten Power Rankings

    Brian Bennett

    The 2014 season just ended, but we're already looking ahead to next season. Here are our way-too-early 2015 Big Ten power rankings, which are subject (and guaranteed) to change a lot between now and August. ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    An otherwise very encouraging Big Ten bowl season ended with a thud, as Iowa got hammered 45-28 by Tennessee at the TaxSlayer Bowl on Friday. There was no real shame in losing to the Volunteers, a young and very athletic team that no doubt benefit...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  6. Mikey Dudek leaps past expectations at Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    The doorways in the Dudek household were never safe. Every day while growing up, Mikey Dudek would try to jump up and touch the top of every door he passed through. It got to be so frequent that his dad, Rick, had to tell Mikey to cut it out becau...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  7. ESPN's Big Ten all-freshman team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten doesn't put out an all-freshman team. But we do. Here are our picks for the top first-year players in the league in 2014: Offense QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State: Well, duh. RB: Justin Jackson, Northwestern: In the year of the runni...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Miss college football? Bowl games begin this weekend. Giddy up. 1. Wisconsin can't officially offer its vacant head coaching job to anyone until Wednesday, but all signs still point to Paul Chryst being the guy despite chatter about him being int...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. B1G roundtable: Toughest All-Big Ten calls

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. As you can imagine, there was a lot of debate between the six of us over who should make the team and who should get left off. Let's discuss some of our toughest choices and omissions: Austin Ward:...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  10. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    The 2014 Big Ten regular season is in the books. The league championship game arrives this season, and soon we'll be looking forward to bowl games for 10 of the conference's 14 teams. But first, let's rewind a wild and wacky Week 14: Team of the w...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  11. B1G early look: Setting up Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    Just one weekend left in the regular season. For some teams, it will be the last time they play football until next Labor Day weekend. A few will be fighting just to play one more game this season. And, of course, it's rivalry time. Here are five ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    One more weekend to go in the regular season. Some thoughts to begin your Thanksgiving week: 1. Next week, the Big Ten will hand out its individual trophies, as well as reveal the all-conference teams. And the media and coaches are going to have a...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  13. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Lessons learned from the second-to-last week of the Big Ten regular season: 1. Ohio State won but may lose ground: If "game control" is as important as College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long said last week, Ohio State shou...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  14. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    It's the second-to-last week of the season, and it's the first time all year that all 14 Big Ten teams are in action against one another in conference play. (Still hate you, double bye.) And there are no night games, so you'll have to be on top of yo...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  15. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    In just a couple of weeks, the Big Ten will announce its individual award winners for 2014. We've been giving you the scoop on those races all season long, and it's time again to see who leads for the top offensive and defensive honors. Plus, this we...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  16. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning and welcome to the penultimate week of the Big Ten regular season. Some thoughts from the weekend: 1. Melvin Gordon's historic day stole all the headlines in Wisconsin's 59-24 demolishing of Nebraska, and rightly so. But the game also...

    Blog | November 17, 2014