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  1. Position that needs improvement: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    This week, we're examining a problematic position for each Big Ten team during the 2014 season and how it can potentially be repaired in 2015. Your turn, Nebraska. Problem position: Linebacker Why linebacker was a problem in 2014: Nebraska h...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Offseason to-do list: Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    We've been running down the offseason to-do lists for every Big Ten team. Now we turn our attention to the team that might have the least amount of work to do: defending national champion Ohio State. Still, even the Buckeyes have a checklist. &nbs...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Big Ten all-bowl team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten played in 10 bowl games -- 11 if you count the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. We've come up with our list of the league's best postseason performers. The strategy here was as follows: When in doubt, choo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. Buckeyes look to harness latest Heisman guy

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you watch college football on TV, you're probably aware of the "Heisman House," a series of clever commercials whose conceit is that former Heisman Trophy winners all live under the same roof. Urban Meyer and Ohio State must f...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  5. Buckeyes could be budding dynasty

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer noticed the stat recently and mentioned it to his players this week. Seven players from last year's Ohio State team that went 12-2 and lost in the Orange Bowl were starters in the NFL this season. "I don't know if tha...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  6. Cardale Jones defying all expectations, precedent

    Brian Bennett

    Marcus Outzen might be the only person on the planet who can relate his experience to what Ohio State's Cardale Jones is going through. In an odd bit of coincidence, Outzen also began his redshirt sophomore campaign as a third-string quarterback b...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  7. Youth a strength, not an excuse, for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- On signing day in 2013, Vonn Bell surprised a lot of people by spurning Alabama for Ohio State. Two seasons later, the Buckeyes' starting safety helped lead his team over the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff semifinal at...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  8. 10 reasons Ohio State will win the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- No. 4 Ohio State is a significant underdog against No. 1 Alabama in Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Yes, I'm on record picking Alabama, but I don't count out the Buckeyes. Here are 10 reas...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  9. Can Ohio State's D-line stay fresh vs. Alabama?

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- There's little question that Ohio State's best defensive linemen can challenge Alabama's vaunted offensive line. Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa, who was the Big Ten player of the year, had 13.5 sacks this season. Michael Bennett i...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  10. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Miss college football? Bowl games begin this weekend. Giddy up. 1. Wisconsin can't officially offer its vacant head coaching job to anyone until Wednesday, but all signs still point to Paul Chryst being the guy despite chatter about him being int...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. Reviewing our preseason Big Ten calls

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented our ESPN.com 2014 All-Big Ten team. We took a stab at a preseason All-Big Ten team back in August, based largely on players' previous track records. So how'd we do? Of our 26 preseason selections, only eight made it ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. B1G roundtable: Toughest All-Big Ten calls

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented our All-Big Ten team. As you can imagine, there was a lot of debate between the six of us over who should make the team and who should get left off. Let's discuss some of our toughest choices and omissions: Austin Ward:...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. ESPN.com's All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten unveiled its official all-league teams last week, but we have our own thoughts and choices. Here is the ESPN.com All-Big Ten team for 2014: Offense QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State: Barrett broke the Big Ten single-season record for tou...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  14. Buckeyes make emphatic case for playoff

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The debate will continue until the College Football Playoff selection committee reveals its picks for the four-team field, and the controversy surely won't stop then. Does No. 5 Ohio State belong in the playoff over Big 12 co-champ...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  15. Notes from Big Ten title game eve

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer met with the media Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium to preview Saturday's Big Ten championship game. Here are a couple of noteworthy items from their sessions: The biggest ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  16. The cold truth: Embrace the B1G chill

    Brian Bennett

    Winter came early to Big Ten country, as arctic conditions turned last week's Ohio State-Minnesota and Nebraska-Wisconsin games into freezing snow bowls. And admit it: It was glorious. OK, maybe not everyone who was bundled up under multiple la...

    Blog | November 18, 2014