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  1. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Wednesday. There's nothing good on TV (except for this). It's mailbag business time. Ed from State of Rutgers writes: How would you rank B1G head coaches on the hot seat in 2014? Which assistants are in the best position for a head coaching j...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Spartans offense says it can take lead

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered. That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback posit...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. MSU's confident Cook looks for more in '14

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Connor Cook's two MVP trophies sit just to the left of the TV in the family room of his parents' house. When he's there, Cook admits that sometimes his gaze drifts from whatever show he's watching to those two prized keepsakes....

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  4. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Back from Michigan. And back to the mailbag. Caleb from MSU writes: With Malik McDowell finally in the fold, we now have a better look at the pieces available to the MSU defensive line. That being said, what are the chances McDowell starts and or ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Five months and three days 'til the start of college football. Five things to watch from Michigan State spring practice, which opens today. Mark Dantonio is comfortable with his quarterback position. Wisconsin's Gary Andersen got a pay bump. Ba...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Spartans look to handle, build on success

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big Ten entered the offseason on a bigger high than Michigan State. That's understandable, given that the Spartans won the league championship, beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation. It was the program's be...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Patriot League tournament final day. Ohio State's Kenny Guiton just wants a shot at the NFL. Jim Tressel likely will have to wait on getting into the Hall of Fame. Wisconsin's Dave Aranda is reshaping his defense into a smaller, faster un...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  9. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I had a good time covering Arch Madness this past weekend. My astute, professional opinion: Wichita State is really, really good. But the hoops moonlighting is over. Back to football -- and more of your emails ... Luke from Lincoln, Neb., write...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where was I ... oh, yeah. The important ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  11. Dantonio, assistants cash in on success

    Brian Bennett

    Mark Dantonio and his coaching staff led Michigan State to a Big Ten title, Rose Bowl victory and No. 3 final national ranking. And to the victors go the spoils. Dantonio was promised a pay raise after the Rose Bowl win, and the details of that bu...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio given contract extension,...

    Brian Bennett

    Fresh off a Rose Bowl victory and No. 3 final national ranking, Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio and his assistants are getting a healthy pay raise.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  13. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for the second Big Ten mailbag in three days. Lucky you. And here's one last call for comments from Maryland and Rutgers fans. The response from Rutgers fans has been terrific. Step it up a bit, Maryland supporters. On to your questions ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  14. Spartans, Buckeyes rise in early Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    Colleague Mark Schlabach has come out with a new edition of his Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2014, taking into account what happened on signing day. And some Big Ten teams are on the rise. Defending champ Florida State is No. 1, followed by Alabama an...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 2

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our countdown of the top-10 games from the Big Ten in 2013. Remember that we're taking into account the stakes in the game, the excitement level, the quality of the performances and the atmosphere. No. 2: Michigan State 24, Stanfo...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  16. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our countdown of the top 10 games from the Big Ten in 2013. Remember that we're taking into account the stakes in the game, the excitement level, the quality of the performances and the atmosphere. All of those factors were at pla...

    Blog | January 29, 2014