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  1. Poll: Big Ten's sack master in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Stats don't always tell the full story for a defensive player, but one number usually correlates to a tremendous season: 10 sacks. Only one player in the Big Ten in the past two years has gotten to 10 sacks in a season, and only 20 players in the ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. B1G's double-digit sack masters in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we took a look at some notable offensive milestones -- 3,000 yards passing, 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving -- and which players in the Big Ten were most likely to reach them. Now, let's turn to the defensive side of the ball...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. 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 This isn't 10...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Big Ten's double-digit sack masters in '13

    Brian Bennett

    We've spent the past several days looking at which Big Ten players can reach some major single-season statistical milestones in 2013. On Tuesday, we hit the defense and which players could compile 100 tackles this season. Let's wrap this up now by an...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    What a master class in acting, Mr. Stevens. Analysts see Michigan branching out beyond just the Midwest in recruiting. Running back commit Derrick Green could provide immediate help for the Wolverines. Nebraska had a safety decommit but is hopi...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Did you know? Week 8 in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    You may be a grill master at your tailgate party, but are you a trivia master? Check out these facts, and maybe you will be. (Thanks to Big Ten sports information departments and ESPN Stats & Information for the nuggets). Indiana's 49 points ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  7. Keenan Davis looks to master mental game

    Brian Bennett

    Keenan Davis is built like a prototypical No. 1 wide receiver. The Iowa senior is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds and has been clocked at under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He's got the size and speed to be a real deep threat, and a physical wideout. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Hello? Anybody out there? Not much doing on the links front as we close in on football season. One scheduling note -- tomorrow has been tabbed as an off day. You will have a few posts to entertain you, but your links will return Monday. Carry on ... ...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  9. B.J. Daniels feeling comfortable in offense

    Brian Bennett

    B.J. Daniels laughed when asked to recall his first spring practice at South Florida last year. "It was tough," he said. "Really tough. I think we stuck to maybe four plays and tried to master that. Everyone was trying to forget the old system and...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  10. Huskies lose starting guard Erik Kuraczea

    Brian Bennett

    UConn guard Erik Kuraczea has withdrawn from school for "personal reasons," head coach Randy Edsall told the media Tuesday. Edsall said Kuraczea plans to transfer in January. The 6-foot-2, 319-pounder was suspended along with quarterback Cody Endr...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  11. UConn's Bennett, Frey have surgery

    Brian Bennett

    Two key UConn contributors will miss this week's game against Rutgers and could each be out several weeks. Backup running back Robbie Frey and left tackle Jimmy Bennett each underwent surgery for minor injuries. Frey had his knee scoped on Mond...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  12. Big East injury report

    Brian Bennett

    The big news in this week's injury report is that Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage is listed as probable, USF receiver Sterling Griffin is doubtful and UConn tackle Adam Masters is out. Here's the complete official report: CONNECTICUT Out Jon...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  13. UConn has biggest, best O-line in Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Want to know how Connecticut has become a team to be reckoned with? Start up front. "It's not mirrors and tricks," said South Florida coach Skip Holtz, who used to work in Storrs. "It's the way they play in the trenches and the hardnosed brand of ...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  14. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Call him Jon Baldwin -- and call him a budding superstar. Ray Graham is day-to-day with a knee injury, while a promising freshman defensive end was lost for the season. West Virginia's quarterbacks offer talent and confusion. Bruce Irvin is making...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  15. Fresh faces: Connecticut

    Brian Bennett

    This is the penultimate post in a series looking at three players from each team who will burst onto the scene in the Big East. It could be an incoming or redshirt freshman, a transfer or just someone stepping into a new role. Today it's you, UCon...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  16. Who's fully stocked in the Big East?

    Brian Bennett

    If Dion Lewis were to go down, Pitt could still run the ball well with Ray Graham, Chris Burns and Jason Douglas, plus battering ram fullback Henry Hynoski. But the Panthers aren't the only team in the Big East that's prepared for injuries and oth...

    Blog | June 03, 2010