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  1. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for another edition of the Wednesday mailbag. We'll start off today with some responses to Tuesday's post about what Illinois coach Tim Beckman needs to do in 2014 for Illini fans to want him back in '15. Gary T. from Huntsville, Alabama...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Mora, Graham build on early success

    Kevin Gemmell

    Consider the UCLA Bruins on Jan. 1, 2012. One day earlier, they had lost to Illinois, 20-14, in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Before that, they had been blown out by Oregon in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game 49-31. That was on the heels of a 50...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 11

    Brian Bennett

    Brady Hoke might turn out to be a legendary coach who has a long and storied career at Michigan. But Hoke will be bucking some trends in order to get that done. In his third year in Ann Arbor, Hoke's Wolverines have taken a major step backward. Af...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  4. Spread should be B1G's definitive system

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sixteen years after Joe Tiller introduced the spread offense to the Big Ten at Purdue, the system still looks out of place on the hallowed grounds of historic stadiums throughout the league. The spread remains, at its core, quite un-Big Ten. The B...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is enjoying life in the wild, wild West. More on QB Wes Lunt's transfer to Illinois here and here and here and here. Check out the latest ESPN 300 recruiting rankings. Michigan still tops ESPN's class rankin...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  6. Hope springs in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    We're less than 100 days away from the kickoff of the 2013 season. Hooray. Want another reason to celebrate? There's just one more season to go before the BCS officially dies and we get a new, four-team college football playoff. As the BCS era -- ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Quick programming note: my regularly scheduled chat for today has been moved to noon ET Thursday. Be sure to join me then to discuss all things Big Ten football. Onto the links ... Questions remain about the possible transfer of Nebraska runni...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. How did B1G's top 2009 recruits turn out?

    Adam Rittenberg

    By now, you've seen where several Big Ten recruits stack up in the final ESPN 300 for 2013. Check back in three or four years to see who met expectations and who did not. What about the most decorated Big Ten recruits from four years ago? In prepa...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college football season may be over, but the mail never stops. Let's see what's on your mind. Les from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., writes: Your "Crystal Clear" article raises some interesting questions. I appreciate the importance of football to ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  11. How the B1G coaches voted in final poll

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final regular-season polls are out, including the coaches' poll, which on Sunday revealed the final ballots from 59 FBS head coaches. Six Big Ten coaches voted in this year's poll: Illinois' Tim Beckman, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, Michigan Stat...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. Ranking college football's five most underrated players in 2012 -...

    Brock Huard

    Brock Huard ranks the five most underappreciated players in college football in 2012, including Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  13. The Big Ten's historically bad teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN.com is taking a look at historically bad teams today, and unfortunately for the Big Ten, it hasn't been immune from them. We're not talking about what Illinois did this season or what Indiana did last season or even what Northwestern did seas...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  14. Ranking top head-coaching candidates

    Travis Haney

    If you have not seen or read Sonny Dykes' name by now, it might be time for familiarization. Dykes, the 42-year-old coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, is quickly becoming one of the more buzzed-about names for open or soon-to-be-open coaching...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  15. Sonny Dykes leads list of popular head-coaching candidates - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes leads Travis Haney's ranking of candidates for the top head-coaching openings this offseason. Haney ranks current head coaches, rising coordinators and former head coaches who could look to get back in the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Looks like Michigan has fired the first shot in Saturday's rivalry game with Notre Dame. Another game could be added to the semifinal rotation for college football's upcoming playoff. The TicketCity Bowl is getting a new title sponsor. Michigan...

    Blog | September 20, 2012