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  1. Poll: Big Ten unit under most pressure

    Brian Bennett

    Just before the holiday last week, we took a look at some Big Ten units that will be under pressure to perform this season. Now we want your opinion on which groups have the most riding on them. Cue David Bowie as we list the nominees under the mo...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Fantastic Derby weekend here. If you've never been, you're doing life wrong. A Nebraska running back pledge won MVP honors at a big recruiting camp. A pair of Colorado defensive backs got the Huskers' 2015 class going. A highly-regarded in-stat...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. B1G players invited to NFL combine

    Brian Bennett

    The official invite list for the 2014 NFL combine is out, and 36 Big Ten players will try to impress pro scouts during workouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25. In case you were wondering, that's fourth most among conferences behind the SEC (71 invit...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  5. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time ... Mark H. from Columbus, Ohio, writes: My comment/question is in regards to Ohio State. If it were not for the bowl ban last year, Ohio State probably would have received more votes and more "love" in regards to the polls. They probabl...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The wife and I are heading down to the Caribbean for some R&R. (Any good Big Ten bars on Aruba?). So this will be my last mailbag for about 10 days. Let's get to it. Spencer from Decatur, Ga., writes: I'm a Buckeye among the eternal-coattail g...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies: a story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie. Ohio State AD Gene Smith talks about Urban Meyer and other issues in this wide-ranging ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Just pretend you're visiting a huge outdoor loony bin." Happy Derby Eve. Members of the 2010 Wisconsin offense have made their mark in the NFL. Early enrollees like Purdue's Danny Etling reached a new high this season. Penn State and UCF cou...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    So if the Big Ten East is the "Big Boy Division," does that make the West the "Andre 3000 Division?" The East-West split has pluses and minuses, Lee Barfknecht writes. The NFL draft was a slow one both for Ohio State and the Big Ten in general....

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    One month until these guys are back. I can't wait. Purdue president Mitch Daniels supports the Big Ten alignment plan and says he thinks all other Big Ten presidents will, too. Illinois' caravan will be invading Northwestern country. And Northw...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    In honor of "College Football Playoff," I'm calling this intro line "Lunchtime Links Intro Line." Two Iowa defensive backs left the team. Kirk Ferentz says the proposed Big Ten realignment "makes perfect sense." Iowa approved a conflict-of-intere...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Must-see e-mail Thursday: Luke B. from Jesup, Iowa, writes: I found it ironic that Wisconsin's Gary Andersen made a fairly big deal about the timing of Jay Boulware's departure (albeit in a professional manner) just days before hiring Jeff Genyk f...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Where have star B1G receivers gone?

    Brian Bennett

    It was just a coincidence that our Big Ten postseason Top 25 player rankings wrapped up the same week when players were showing off their skills at the NFL combine. But the convergence of the two raised one pressing question: Where are all the sta...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    And the Oscar goes to ... Linkin' Tim Beckman is sticking to his plan at Illinois. Michael Buchanan wants to live up to the high standard of previous Illini defensive linemen in the pros. New Indiana recruits pass the eyeball test (subscription...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  16. Weekend combine results for B1G players

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan's Denard Robinson boasted last year that he could beat Usain Bolt in the 40-yard dash. If that's true, than the Olympic sprint champion wouldn't be one of the fastest 10 men in this year's NFL draft. While Robinson's claim might have been...

    Blog | February 25, 2013