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  1. B1G early look: Setting up Week 9

    Brian Bennett

    Curse the double bye, as we have another week coming up with just five Big Ten games. But there are a few good ones on tap, including a couple intriguing rivalries. Here's your early look at the storylines for Week 9: 1. Can Michigan close the Bun...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. ESPN's midseason All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett

    The regular season is at its halfway point, so we're presenting our selections for the midseason All-Big Ten team. Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska RB: Tevin Coleman, Indiana ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Big Ten midseason overview

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten entered 2014 with a few high-profile opportunities to raise its flailing image. Things started out well enough, as Wisconsin took a 24-7 lead on LSU in the third quarter on opening weekend. And it was pretty much all downhill from ther...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 5

    Brian Bennett

    October has arrived, which means Big Ten conference play is in full swing. And that's when the best players step up. Expect the races for individual awards to be fully shaped in the next few weeks. But we're keeping track of where they stand on a ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  6. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 5

    Brian Bennett

    Recognizing the best and the brightest from Week 5 in the Big Ten: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon: After a sluggish first half by Gordon and the entire Badgers offense, the junior tailback finally got going in a big way. He finished with 181 yards --...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  7. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks' worth of games are in the book. That's not enough to decide the individual award races in the Big Ten, but it won't stop us from figuring out where those races stand. Our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten went 8-5 in Week 2, and we learned some things in the process. Brace yourself; this won't be pretty. 1. The Midwest misery index is at an all-time high: Don't completely count out the Big Ten from the College Football Playoff; we're a ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  9. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    As we've done around here in the past, we are going to take stock of how the major Big Ten individual awards races look each week of the season. A couple of things to note this time around: this year, all five of our Big Ten reporters are voting w...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  10. Strange times for Joel Stave, Badgers

    Brian Bennett

    What in the heck has been going on in Madison the past few days? First, we had the confusing saga of Melvin Gordon's injury/non-injury that was to blame for his limited second-half appearance in a 28-24 loss to LSU on Saturday night in Houston. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  11. Melvin Gordon had hip injury vs. LSU

    Brian Bennett

    More than 36 hours later, we finally have an explanation for why Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon was so curiously absent in the second half of Saturday's 28-24 loss to LSU. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said on Monday that his junior running back suffered...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  13. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  14. Melvin Gordon prefers more with less

    Brian Bennett

    Massive expectations await Melvin Gordon in his junior year at Wisconsin. The idea of a 2,000-yard campaign has been bandied about. Colleague Travis Haney has picked Gordon to have a "historic season." Those high hopes are understandable. Gordon f...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  15. Who could have a season for the ages?

    Brian Bennett

    This week, ESPN unveiled The Season project, looking at the greatest individual seasons in college football history and the best seasons ever put up at each FBS school. As Adam pointed out on Monday, there seems to be a bit of recency bias at play...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  16. Best case/Worst case: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Football practice is underway, and we're just weeks away from kickoff. To get you ready, we're bringing back our series looking at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. Do not view these as predictions in any way s...

    Blog | August 04, 2014