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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    I took a few days off shortly after the national title game for a mini-vacation, so that helped delay my football withdrawal. But now reality is starting to settle in: we won't have any more college football games for a long, bleak eight months. Y...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Offseason to-do list: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The long harsh offseason is in full swing, and we're examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in the coming months to be ready in early September. Michigan State has a program built to last, but Mark Dantonio's team still has some things t...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. Overreacting in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    We live in an instant reaction society, in which every development is immediately dissected and analyzed for all it's worth. Often, in this hyperbolic chamber, our first reactions turn out to be overreactions. That's especially true in football, w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  4. Spartans prepared to handle rising threats

    Brian Bennett

    Three years ago, I sat in Mark Dantonio's office and asked him about his least-favorite subject. Brady Hoke had just won 11 games and the Sugar Bowl in his first year at Michigan, and the Wolverines were the toast of recruiting service rankings. M...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. Spartans prepared for loss of Pat Narduzzi

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State won't easily replace Pat Narduzzi. Which is not the same as saying Spartans aren't prepared to do just that. Mark Dantonio's longtime defensive coordinator was long overdue for a head coaching job. Narduzzi won the 2013 Broyles Awar...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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