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  1. Season report card: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    It's report card week, as we're handing out our final grades for the 2014 performances by every Big Ten team in the categories of offense, defense, special teams and their overall showing. Teams will get $5 from their parents for every A. Come and...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. 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
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning. Only 24 days until pitchers and catchers report. But we get you caught up on Big Ten news reports every day ... 1. It has been the year of the Big Ten running back, so was it any surprise that two of them shined in Saturday's Senior ...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Offseason to-do list: Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    Get out a pad and a pen, because our offseason to-do lists for every Big Ten team rolls on. Next up: the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who had a highly respectable debut season in the league in 2014 but still have some work to do. 1. Move ova, Nova: Fi...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning, fans of the conference that's home to the national champs. That's fun to say. 1. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz held an unusual, mid-January news conference on Wednesday because "it was just my sense that we needed to talk." Ferentz understands...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    An otherwise very encouraging Big Ten bowl season ended with a thud, as Iowa got hammered 45-28 by Tennessee at the TaxSlayer Bowl on Friday. There was no real shame in losing to the Volunteers, a young and very athletic team that no doubt benefit...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  10. 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
  11. ESPN's Big Ten all-freshman team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten doesn't put out an all-freshman team. But we do. Here are our picks for the top first-year players in the league in 2014: Offense QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State: Well, duh. RB: Justin Jackson, Northwestern: In the year of the runni...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to the postseason -- and a world where the Big Ten can play for a national title again. Some thoughts to start your morning: 1. The Big Ten promised freshness and better matchups with its new bowl lineup, and for the most part, the league ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  16. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hello from Indianapolis. Lots to talk about, so let's get to your questions: Sameer from Chicago writes: Can you please help me understand why there is this much discussion re: impact of J.T. Barrett's injury on Ohio State's (potential) select...

    Blog | December 05, 2014