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  1. Who will top Big Ten player rankings in 2015?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been counting down our postseason Top 25 player rankings for the Big Ten's 2014 season all week. There's still a ways to go until we get to No. 1, and I won't spoil who topped the list (it's not that hard to figure out). These postseason ran...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Offseason to-do list: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    We're many months away from the return of actual college football (sigh), but the offseason will be an important time for many teams to retool. We've been examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in between now and September, and next up is M...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. Offseason to-do list: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The long harsh offseason is in full swing, and we're examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in the coming months to be ready in early September. Michigan State has a program built to last, but Mark Dantonio's team still has some things t...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    Lessons learned after Week 10 in the Big Ten: 1. The West Division chase could be special: Four teams in the West -- Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota -- are in a virtual first-place tie with just one loss. What makes that really fun is they...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    A couple of lingering thoughts from Week 6 in the Big Ten: 1. I wrote about the confusion Michigan State suffered from after their come-from-way-ahead, hold-on-like-crazy 27-22 win over Nebraska. I could have just as easily focused on the fuzzy pi...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  6. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Things are bad enough for Brady Hoke and Michigan just given the performance of the team. On top of the Wolverines' struggles, Hoke has faced heavy criticism for how he handled the injury to quarterback Shane Morris in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  7. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks' worth of games are in the book. That's not enough to decide the individual award races in the Big Ten, but it won't stop us from figuring out where those races stand. Our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    He's only 19, it's important to remember, and his college experience consists of just 13 games. Yet how many quarterbacks would you take right now over Penn State's Christian Hackenberg if your team needed to orchestrate a game-winning drive? Flor...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  9. Nebraska Cornhuskers season preview

    Brian Bennett

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2013 overall record: 9-4 (5-3 Big Ten) Key returnees: Ameer Abdullah, RB; Randy Gregory, DE; Kenny Bell, WR; Corey Cooper, S; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB. Key losses: Quincy Enunwa, W...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Preseason position preview: Specialists

    Brian Bennett

    We've been previewing each position group in the Big Ten, and we've gone through every level of the offense and defense. But that's only two-thirds of the game. Don't forget special teams. It can be hard to judge some of the new guys in the kickin...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. B1G media day preview: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Big Ten media days are less than two weeks away, To get you ready, we're running through three questions facing each Big Ten team and the potential answers we could hear at the Hilton Chicago on July 28 and 29. Next up is N...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  12. Preseason position preview: Quarterbacks

    Brian Bennett

    You can have all the pieces of a great team, but if you're lacking a standout quarterback, it's going to be tough to win big in college football. Quarterback is a position that likely needs to improve throughout the Big Ten in order for the league...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  13. Best offensive triple threats: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    The best offenses are usually the ones with the best triple threats: a big-time quarterback, an elite running back and a go-to wide receiver. So which Big Ten offenses have the most intimidating three-headed monsters on offense for 2014? Glad you ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. Spring preview capsules: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Let's look at what to expect this spring in the Big Ten's wild, wild West: ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: Toughening up on 'D': The Fighting Illini had one of the nation's worst defenses, especially ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  15. Rutgers eager for its B1G step up

    Brian Bennett

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kyle Flood held his first team meeting with the 2014 Rutgers football players. Flood spent time explaining the program's move to the Big Ten, including the division the Scarlet Knights would play in (the East) and where...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. Taylor Lewan leads B1G in new mock drafts

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten had only one first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Will things improve in 2014? ESPN.com NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay say yes, but not by a landslide. In their newest mock drafts, Kiper has four Big Ten players in...

    Blog | February 06, 2014