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  1. 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
  2. Conference call: Best of the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Another week, another Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Here are some of the highlights from today's session featuring all 14 league coaches:...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    A few thoughts after a wild weekend of football: 1. The revival of Gary Nova under offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen had become a popular narrative, and the Rutgers quarterback did have a decent opening game at Washington State. But Nova's bad ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm back on the mailbag today. It's been too long. What's on your mind? Fred S. from Washington, D.C., writes: Read with interest regarding a path for BIG to the playoff. I see where you still hold out Michigan State after their 19-point loss. Wh...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    We're only two weeks into the season, but we're taking a weekly look at how the major Big Ten individual awards races are shaping up. All five of our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players receiving five points for a first-...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. The Big Ten's path to the playoff

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 confirmed what many had long suspected: the Big Ten's most recent expansion moves were a mistake. Yes, Maryland and Rutgers are really regretting joining a less relevant league. I kid, I kid! (Hey, it's better to laugh than cry, right?). Th...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    All summer, we looked forward to the three Big Ten night games in Week 2 as the league's best opportunity to make a statement. Unfortunately for the conference, it proved the worst kind of statement possible, as all three league teams lost by double ...

    Blog | September 08, 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 viewer's guide: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 in the Big Ten brings three titanic tilts at night, a few decent afternoon games and a handful of chaff. We're here to get you ready for all the action, as every league team but Indiana hits the field Saturday (all times listed are ET): Noo...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  10. Cook could be the one to carve up Ducks

    Brian Bennett

    Saturday's highly anticipated showdown between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State will feature a junior quarterback who's putting up impressive numbers, has a penchant for winning big games and should be considered a Heisman Trophy candidate. M...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. Connor Cook: Hit was 'bad cheap shot'

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State fans had to hold their breath last Friday night when starting quarterback Connor Cook took a hit low on his left knee against Jacksonville State. Cook completed a pass for a touchdown on the play but was slow to get up. And he is al...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  15. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    We're only one week into the season, but your fearless Big Ten reporting crew is projecting how the postseason will shape up for the league. (Repeat after me: There are 14 weeks left). And we have some immediate changes from our preseason projecti...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  16. Dear Sparty: SOS

    Brian Bennett

    Dear Michigan State: Hi. How are things? Looking good, Sparty -- have you been working out? So, anyway, we wanted to talk about your trip out West this week to play at Oregon. Travel safe. Get some rest so the time change doesn't knock you side...

    Blog | September 02, 2014