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  1. Buckeyes not quite championship level

    Brian Bennett

    MIAMI -- Ohio State offensive line coach Ed Warinner huddled with his position group in a corner of the team's locker room following a 40-35 loss to Clemson in Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. Warinner's voice started to crack as he told the players...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  2. Buckeyes try to cope with rare, painful loss

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Urban Meyer sat in the passenger seat of a golf cart as his players streamed out of the locker room and toward the team bus. In between bites of a small, pepperoni pizza from Papa John's and sips of red Gatorade, Meyer placed his h...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  3. Who's No. 2 in B1G? Why not Badgers?

    Brian Bennett

    MADISON, Wis. -- After dominating No. 19 Northwestern at home on Saturday, Wisconsin's players celebrated in the best way they knew how. They danced to Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," which blared throughout a giddy postgame locker room. "That's my ...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  4. Badgers still see rosy future

    Brian Bennett

    PASADENA, Calif. -- After he'd finished all his Rose Bowl postgame media obligations, Barry Alvarez took one last stroll through the Wisconsin locker room to talk to some players. He embraced redshirt freshman Derek Watt and told him, "You're going t...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  5. Michigan, Nebraska on title hunt

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan's players celebrated on the field after snapping a four-game losing streak to Michigan State last week, and they staged a rousing reunion with the Paul Bunyan Trophy inside the locker room. But the party didn't last long. "You come to ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. Wisconsin O-line tradition keeps on rolling

    Brian Bennett

    LOS ANGELES -- Outside the Wisconsin locker room is a wall full of plaques honoring the school's All-Americans. Guard Kevin Zeitler walked past that every day last offseason dreaming of hanging his picture up there next to John Moffitt, who earned Al...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions' Curtis Drake doesn't make team's bowl t...

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State will be without four players for its TicketCity Bowl game against Houston, among receiver Curtis Drake, who was involved in a locker-room fight earlier this month, interim coach Tom Bradley said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  8. Nebraska defense finally earns its stripes

    Brian Bennett

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- In the locker room after a 24-3 win over Michigan State, Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini told his players that he had a present for them. Then he held up a black shirt. As fashion goes, it isn't much to look at. Just a ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  9. USF's A.J. Love getting back to business

    Brian Bennett

    About a week ago, Jake Locker stopped by South Florida's football complex with Jon Gruden. The NFL prospect wanted to throw a few balls with the Bulls receivers. A.J. Love figured that was as good a time as any to see how much he could do. "Whe...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  10. Syracuse getting used to this winning thing

    Brian Bennett

    Something was missing for Syracuse after the Orange won at West Virginia last week. Sure, the players celebrated in the locker room and enjoyed the upset victory. But this was no surprise party. No one screamed, "Oh my god, I can't believe we did ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  11. Road not kind to Big East so far

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse coach Doug Marrone could be heard yelling outside his team's locker room at Washington on Saturday after a 41-20. Marrone wasn't happy with support staff personnel -- or perhaps he was just worn out from the long trip to the West Coast. O...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  12. Syracuse falls hard at Washington

    Brian Bennett

    I actually had Syracuse fans asking me this week about what bowl they were going to and whether the Orange could be ranked by Week 5. Can't blame them for dreaming big after so many years of heartache. But Syracuse hasn't turned the corner yet. ...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  13. More butane on the Backyard Brawl?

    Brian Bennett

    A little more fuel may have been injected into the Big East's biggest rivalry. A couple of comments from Mountaineers players have surely made their way to Pitt's locker room by now. As I wrote on Tuesday, West Virginia receiver Jock Sanders said ...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  14. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Whatever happened in the locker room against Louisville, Jim Leavitt can learn from this cautionary tale, John Romano writes in the St. Petersburg Times. Cincinnati athletic director Mike Thomas has stayed silent during his search for a new coa...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  15. USF needs honest probe into Leavitt allegation

    Brian Bennett

    What are we to make of this Jim Leavitt situation at South Florida? First, Brett McMurphy from Fanhouse reported Monday that Leavitt grabbed and slapped a player -- sophomore walk-on Joel Miller -- in the locker room at halftime of the Nov. 21 gam...

    Blog | December 15, 2009
  16. Cincinnati picks good week to survive a scare

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett CINCINNATI -- Brian Kelly encountered an odd situation in the locker room after Cincinnati's game against Connecticut on Saturday night. He had to give his players a pep talk -- after a victory. Judging from t...

    Blog | November 08, 2009