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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
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  4. 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
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Mitch Sherman

    Quiet days of May... Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and the Pac-12's Larry Scott discuss the NCAA's autonomy model for five major conferences. Charting the dream recruits for every Big Ten program in the class of 2015, according to Bleacher Re...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten athletic directors' meetings are under way at league headquarters. Check back for updates throughout the week. Link time ... Jim Tressel signs on as the new president of Youngstown State. Some continue to criticize Tressel's selection....

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I got to spend the first part of Sunday with mine before flying home to see my wife on her first Mother's Day. Good times. To the links ... The latest on the arrest of Rutgers QB Philip Nel...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. Breaking down the B1G's draft performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    The biggest non-game on the American sporting calendar is all done, as the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in New York. After arguably its worst draft in the modern era in 2013, the Big Ten performed better this year with 30 picks. Still...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Mitch Sherman

    Fourteen Big Ten programs combined to produce four first-round NFL draft picks. Louisville, Northern Illinois and Buffalo together had five. Eleven of 32 came from the SEC. Discuss. A big night at the NFL draft for Michigan's Taylor Lewan, who la...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  10. Imaginary Big Ten players' draft, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    So there's this little event called the NFL draft that begins Thursday night in New York. First you've heard of it? Don't fret. There has been virtually no buildup. Like every year, we'll recap the Big Ten's draft performance, but we're admittedly...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Chantel Jennings

    Where did all those Girl Scout cookies go? Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard ran a 4.42 (unofficially) in the 40 at the NFL combine this morning. Meanwhile, former defensive lineman Tyler Hoover continues to blog about his training for M...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I was preparing a snide remark about the Lions being the Lions. And then the Bears decided to be the Bears. Woe is the NFC North. Minnesota's solid season has already raised the bar for 2014. Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen wants to join his ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Lunchtime links

    Chantel Jennings

    If you're not rapping while wearing striped pajamas in your holiday card/video, you need to get on this family's level. Both Jeremy Gallon and Shilique Calhoun were recognized by CBS Sports for having one of the top 10 individual game performance...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten bowl season is less than two weeks away. Nebraska denies the report that a school rep reached out to Mack Brown's attorney. Jason LaCanfora reports that two NFL teams have reached out to Bill O'Brien, who is ready to return to the pros....

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  17. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, there's no Big Ten football this weekend for the first time since August. I'll be counting the minutes until bowl season. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Matthew from Minneapolis writes: Hey Adam, I can't help b...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  18. Illinois Fighting Illini football staffer faces gun charges

    University of Illinois football staff member and former NFL player Matt Sinclair was charged Monday with two felonies after allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at a vehicle carrying other staff members, authorities said.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013