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  1. Purdue seeks offensive solutions

    Brian Bennett

    The last time Darrell Hazell coached against Northern Illinois, his team scored 37 points in a double-overtime thriller. That was at Kent State, which lost to the Huskies 44-37 in last season's MAC title game. The odds are against Hazell's new tea...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  2. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I answered your emails on Thursday and Friday, and now I'm back at it again today. Next one will be Thursday, and Adam will be back at the end of the week. What's on your minds today? Mac from Ohio writes: Brian, many people are saying that Ohi...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. Ohio State to play TCU in 2018, '19

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith told the Associated Press that the Buckeyes planned to scale back their games against MAC opponents and beef up nonconference schedules to get ready for the four-team playoff. The first possible e...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  4. Iowa bottoms out in loss to CMU

    Brian Bennett

    This we know about Iowa: the Hawkeyes would be very competitive in the MAC this year. Win the league? Probably not, but competitive. We knew Iowa had issues and that nothing would come easy for this team, but we did not expect a 32-31 loss to Cent...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  5. College football -- Facilities arms race proves recession-proof

    Brian Bennett

    The college sports arms race remains one of the few recession-proof industries. But how long can mammoth spending last?

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  6. Temple spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2011 overall record: 9-4 2011 conference record: 5-3 (2nd, MAC East) Returning starters: Offense: 4; Defense: 5; Kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Chris Coyer, RB Matt Brown, OL Martin Wallace, LB Blaze Caponegro, S Justin Gildea, K Brandon McM...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  7. Schedule look: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Today, I begin taking a team by team look at each schedule in the Big East. Up first: Cincinnati Nonconference schedule: The Bearcats have a pretty mild nonconference slate -- two FCS teams, two MAC teams and Virginia Tech. They should go 4-1 a...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. Penn State completes defensive staff

    Brian Bennett

    New Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien has only been on the job for a little more than a week, but he has already hired all but one of his assistants. The school officially announced the hiring of Ted Roof as defensive coordinator and John Butler ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  9. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Forget letters to Santa. Here is the most important correspondence of the season: your emails. Ross from Oakwood, Ill., writes: I like the hire of Tim Beckman at Illinois, looks like Mike Thomas may have a little thing going for the MAC. But do ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  10. Buckeyes try to hang on through adversity

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State has played two MAC teams thus far this season. But the Buckeyes feel like they've been taking on more than just that this season. They feel like most of the public is against them, as well. "I think people kind of want to see us fail," ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  11. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a tech-savvy tip for you Mac users out there: Don't spill a cup of iced tea on your Macbook. It does not in fact create a delicious, digital Arnold Palmer but in fact destroys your hard drive. It's been a rough 24 hours. But at least I've got ...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  12. Pitt set to announce Haywood as coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh has called a news conference for 4 p.m. ET Thursday to introduce Mike Haywood as its next head coach. Haywood spent two years at Miami (Ohio), going 9-4 and winning the MAC title this year after going 1-11 in his first year as a head co...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  13. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Butch Jones knows what it's like to be a MAC team looking to knock off a BCS foe, and now he's on the other side. Pitt needs to get Jon Baldwin more involved. Some answers on West Virginia. Rutgers has allowed an "unacceptable" amount of sacks ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  14. Big East Saturday headlines

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Who could have figured that Ball State would mess up the Big East bowl plan? That's possible after the Cardinals lost to Buffalo in the MAC title game Friday night, thus erasing an intriguing matchup of an undefeate...

    Blog | December 06, 2008