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  1. Gophers learn from 'Larry Fitzgerald school'

    Brian Bennett

    It's well known that Minnesota needs to make major improvements in its passing game this fall and that the Gophers' young receivers need to develop. Luckily, they had a chance to learn from one of the best in the business this summer. NFL ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. NCAA board votes to allow autonomy for five power conferences

    Brian Bennett

    The power conferences in major college sports just got a little more powerful.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Happy 4th of July from the Big Ten blog

    Brian Bennett

    Programming alert: The Big Ten blog will be taking the day off in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, barring any major breaking news, of course. Enjoy the long weekend at your cookouts, lake houses or wherever you might be spending it. And ...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  5. Potential B1G 3,000-yard passers in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    In the past two days, we have looked at the most likely 1,000-yard rushers and 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten for 2014. That leaves one major offensive statistical milestone to examine: 3,000-yard passers. Quarterbacks who throw for 3,000 yar...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  6. NCAA plan could give major conferences more authority on own issu...

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed a plan on Thursday that would change the way college sports is governed and give the five major conferences the authority to make many of their own rules.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  7. Jones takes MSU defense master class

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Taiwan Jones is a sociology major at Michigan State, but the senior's toughest course this spring might be his switch to middle linebacker. "I feel like I'm taking another class right now," he told ESPN.com. This isn't 10...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten spring practice dates

    Brian Bennett

    Now that signing day is in the rear-view mirror, the next major thing to look forward to is spring practice. Luckily, it won't be much longer before teams are back on the field. In fact, Northwestern and Michigan will open their practice sessions ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  10. NCAA, Northwestern AD react to union idea

    Brian Bennett

    The idea of a union for college football players, which is being spearheaded by Northwestern student-athletes, is one that is making major news throughout college sports -- and likely making administrators very nervous. The NCAA has issued a respo...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  11. How we voted in ESPN.com's final Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    As you may have heard once or twice, neither Adam nor I voted in any of the three major polls this season, and we did not have an Academy Award ballot. But we did have a voice in the ESPN.com weekly Power Rankings, and here is what we said for our fi...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  12. How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    Neither Adam nor I vote in any of the three major polls (we'll miss you next year, Harris Poll), but we do have a say in ESPN.com's Top 25. Here's what we said on our final regular-season ballots: Adam's Top 25 1. Florida State 2. Auburn 3. A...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. Big Ten announces major award winners

    Brian Bennett

    On Monday, the Big Ten unveiled its all-conference teams and some individual award winners. The four big prizes were announced Tuesday evening. Here they are: Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year: Braxton Miller, Ohio State Nagurski-Woods...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  14. All-B1G teams, individual honors unveiled

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has released its official 2013 all-conference teams as selected by the coaches and media, along with some of the major individual award winners. We'll have reaction to the choices in a bit, but first digest these lists: Griese-Brees Qu...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    Neither Adam nor I vote in any of the three major polls, but we do have a voice in ESPN.com's weekly power rankings. And here's what we said this week: Adam's Top 25 1. Florida State 2. Ohio State 3. Auburn 4. Alabama 5. Missouri 6. Oklaho...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  16. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What you gobblin' about, turkeys? Daniel from Enemy Territory, Ohio, writes: Brian, what can Michigan do (short of a miracle or swapping teams with say, Alabama) to pull off the major upset against OSU this week? Brian Bennett: Well, the Wolver...

    Blog | November 27, 2013