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  1. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  2. Who missed the Top 25 cut?

    Brian Bennett

    There are always tough decisions to be made when compiling a Top 25 list. I went around and around before settling on my final rankings, which wrapped up today. So who just missed the cut? These are the five players I would have spotlighted from 2...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  3. Big East players: Combine results

    Brian Bennett

    It appears that Big East players had mixed performances at the NFL combine, which just wrapped up in Indianapolis. Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead, UConn receiver Kashif Moore, Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and UConn defensive tackle K...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  4. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I always have my Tide stick ready in case of emergency. Five things you might not know about former Cincinnati defensive tackle John Hughes as he prepares for the draft. Kendall Reyes was pleased with his combine effort. Ryan White talks abou...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  5. Big East players headed to combine

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL officially released its list of players heading to the NFL combine in Indianapolis, and 20 Big East players made the cut. More than 300 prospects are set to gather beginning Feb. 22, to be tested, interviewed, evaluated and graded in the lead...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. Big East departing seniors

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we took a look at the up-and-coming freshmen in the Big East. Now it is time to take a look at all of the departing senior talent. There is a ton across every team in this league. Sixteen of the 29 players honored on the All-Big East first...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  7. Cincinnati Bearcats spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2010 overall record: 4-8 2010 conference record: 2-5, seventh in Big East Returning starters: Offense: 5. Defense: 11. Punter/kicker: 1. Top returners: QB Zach Collaros, RB Isaiah Pead, WR D.J. Woods, OT Alex Hoffman, DT Derek Wolfe, DE ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  8. Q&A with Cincinnati's Butch Jones, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    Cincinnati coach Butch Jones will kick off his second spring practice with the Bearcats on Tuesday, looking to improve upon a disappointing 4-8 debut campaign. I caught up with Jones to preview the spring, and here's Part I of our conversation. Af...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  9. Cincinnati getting in shape in a hurry

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- Dave Lawson gathered the Cincinnati defensive players together at the end of their hour-long conditioning session Thursday morning. He announced he had one final exercise for them. The players nervously looked on, dreading the possib...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  10. Post-spring position rankings: D-line

    Brian Bennett

    Rolling on with our post-spring position rankings in the Big East. We turn to the defense now and start up front with the linemen. Remember that depth matters as well as star power: 1. Pittsburgh: The Panthers had the best defensive line in the le...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  11. Cincinnati defense starts over -- again

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- This spring is full of changes for the Cincinnati defense. There's a new coordinator, a different scheme and several new starters. In other words, what else is new? The Bearcats famously replaced 10 starters and switched to a 3-4 ...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  12. Thoughts from Cincinnati practice

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- Some thoughts and observations from today's Cincinnati Bearcats practice: The one word I would use to describe a Butch Jones practice is: Fast. Now, I've seen some up-tempo practices in my time. Bobby Petrino used to run his guys ha...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  13. Spring superlatives: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Our look at where each Big East team is strongest and weakest concludes with Cincinnati, which coincidentally opens spring practice today. Strongest position: Wide receiver Key returnees: Armon Binns (61 catches, 888 yards, 11 touchdowns), D.J....

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  14. Q&A with Cincinnati coach Butch Jones, Part II

    Brian Bennett

    This is the second part of my interview with new Cincinnati coach Butch Jones. You can read Part I here. The conventional wisdom says a championship-level team will take a step back right after a coaching transition. What would you say to that ide...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  15. What to watch in the Big East this spring

    Brian Bennett

    Spring football in the Big East kicks off March 16. Here's a breakdown of three issues facing each program heading into the spring: CINCINNATI Spring practice starts: March 17 Spring game: April 24 What to watch: Building depth: New coach ...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  16. Deep thoughts from Higher Ground

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett WEST HARRISON, Ind. -- Some thoughts and observations from today's Cincinnati practice at Camp Higher Ground: * Perhaps the main thing that struck me from watching the Bearcats was how much depth they a...

    Blog | August 17, 2009