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  1. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Jim Delany stays the course on media day

    Brian Bennett

    CHICAGO -- Unlike some of his counterparts from other leagues -- and unlike some of his own previous years here -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany didn't seem interested in making major headlines during his address to close out media day. Then aga...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Finally, we will determine what is the most powerful country in the world: the Netherlands or Argentina. Permanent lighting was added atop Ohio Stadium, which will be useful with three night games for the Buckeyes this fall. Mark Pelini -- Bo's...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  4. Indiana's bill of rights a way forward?

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass says he was only focused on his own university and not the problems facing college sports in general when he came up with the unique student-athlete bill of rights that the Hoosiers unveiled Friday afternoon. But ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  5. Celebrations begin for Maryland, Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    Whether you're ready or not, Maryland and Rutgers officially become Big Ten members on Tuesday. And the league is welcoming its two newest schools with a pair of celebrations in the East, which is now a Big Ten region. Festivities began for Mar...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. B1G should stick to its no FCS policy

    Brian Bennett

    When the Big Ten decided early last year to institute a policy against playing FCS opponents, fans and common sense were the big winners. Yet there's a long way between the conception of that policy and its actual execution, especially as the leag...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  7. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Hodor. Jim Delany doesn't think there's anything risky about the Big Ten migration toward the East. Rutgers needs to apologize to Eric LeGrand, Steve Politi writes. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he never had any issues with Taylor Lewan. S...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Monday afternoon, which means it's time for more of your emails. Keep them coming. S.H. Tan from Singapore writes: Now that UConn is in the championship game for both NCAA men's and women's basketball, should the B1G grab the Huskies before t...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Let's beat a case of the Mondays and another depressing winter storm with this edition of the mailbag. Remember to keep your questions coming, as Adam and I are both doing two mailbags per week now. Or you can always tweet us your questions. Kyle ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  10. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Time for my second mailbag of the week already. Just can't get enough of your emails. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter. Maybe you'll get lucky and win a fabulous prize* by becoming our 100,000th follower. (*-offer not valid) Grant from ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  11. Big Ten makes progress in diversity

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten likes to consider itself a leader on many fronts in college sports. Several Big Ten schools were among the first to integrate their football programs, and the first two African-American head football coaches in a major conference called t...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. B1G expects easy move for Terps, Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is opening a new Eastern frontier with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers as its 13th and 14th members. When it comes to expansion, however, this is getting to be old hat for the league. The conference just went through the expansio...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  13. Legends and Leaders leave the limelight

    Brian Bennett

    Last weekend's Big Ten championship game marked the end of an era. No, we're not talking about Ohio State's winning streak. It was the closing of the first chapter of division alignment in the Big Ten. And you know what that means: Goodbye, Legend...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Second-to-last weekend without real football. Enjoy. Penn State's quarterback battle is drawing near its conclusion, though Bill O'Brien says it's still very even. True freshman tight end Adam Breneman will play this season. Wisconsin coaches a...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  15. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    In two weeks, we will have football. But for now, it's another must-see Thursday mailbag. Brad from Cleveland writes: Brian, with this being the last season of the BCS before the 4 team playoff let's run a hypothetical by you. Let's say that both ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  16. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks from today we'll have football. As for right now, we've got mail. Brian from Atlanta writes: So it seems every analyst thinks OSU will go 13-0 and play in the NCG. I don't see it. To do so they will have to win 25 straight games. Who w...

    Blog | August 08, 2013