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  1. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Lessons learned from the second-to-last week of the Big Ten regular season: 1. Ohio State won but may lose ground: If "game control" is as important as College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long said last week, Ohio State shou...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  2. B1G head coaches among FBS highest paid

    Brian Bennett

    You can question whether the Big Ten always competes at the same elite level as some other leagues. You can question, at times, some conference teams' all-out commitment to winning national championships in football. But you can't question whether...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We're in the second week of the College Football Playoff rankings era, and the Big Ten still has a lot of work to do to get into the top four. Let's see what it all means for the league's three playoff candidates: Michigan State Record: 7-1...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  4. B1G coaches not feeling rankings hype

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff selection committee will issue its first-ever set of rankings Tuesday night. It's an exciting time for fans and the signal of a bold new beginning for the sport. Many will be glued to their TV sets for the unveiling of...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Does the Big Ten have a credibility problem with its officiating? We're just two years removed from a very poor year by the league officials. And on Saturday night, the crew working the Ohio State-Penn State game was involved with several head-scr...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  6. For Spartans, a golden time to be green

    Brian Bennett

    Everybody is breathlessly anticipating the huge Big Ten showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State on Nov. 8. But first, the Spartans must make sure they don't overlook their last game before that matchup: Saturday's contest against Michigan....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning. Can you believe the regular season is halfway over already? Kicking the second half off with a few thoughts: 1. I'm legitimately worried about Christian Hackenberg. Penn State's sophomore quarterback is a superlative talent who has a...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    We're six weeks into the season, so the Big Ten individual awards are starting to come into a little bit of focus now. We've been tracking them all season, even when it was ridiculously early to be doing so. Joining our weekly look at the offensiv...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Spartans -- barely -- survive the chaos

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It wasn't joy that No. 10 Michigan State felt after notching the biggest win of its young season on Saturday night. Not frustration exactly, either. No, the looks on the faces of the Spartans' players and coaches approached ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  10. Going inside the 'No Fly Zone'

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio sought out Trae Waynes a couple of days after the Spartans' 46-27 loss at Oregon in September. The Ducks had burned Waynes a few times for long touchdown passes, and Dantonio needed to...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  11. Michigan State Spartans CBs make it a bumpy ride for WRs in 'No F...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's dominating defense is unlike any other in college football thanks to its fearless CBs who patrol the "No Fly Zone."

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  12. Secret of Mark Dantonio's success

    Brian Bennett

    Former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer returned to campus for the first time in a few years this spring to watch a Spartans practice. According to current starting quarterback Connor Cook, Hoyer noticed one big difference, and it had nothing t...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  13. Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio's secret of success

    Brian Bennett

    Mark Dantonio is known for his scowl, but there is so much more to the coach who has built Michigan State into an elite program.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  14. B1G players in Week 1 spotlight

    Brian Bennett

    Just a little more than 24 hours now before the first Big Ten team kicks off the season. We've waited so long for football to return that we'll even eagerly gobble up games against FCS opponents this weekend. There's so much to look forward to, in...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  15. Don't count B1G out of playoff just yet

    Brian Bennett

    Some national reaction to the news of Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury is focusing not only on the harsh consequences for Ohio State but also on the impact for the Big Ten as a whole. Mark Schlabach basically says the league's quest for...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  16. Oregon game looms large for Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    When Michigan State Spartans athletic director Mark Hollis first told football coach Mark Dantonio about his plan to schedule a home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks, Dantonio did not wrestle his boss to the ground, scream obscenities or start u...

    Blog | August 19, 2014