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  1. Final mock drafts from McShay and Kiper

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft is a little more than 24 hours away, and our analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. have come out with their final mock drafts. (Let's pause here for a moment of silence for the 2012 mock draft process. May it rest in peace. But neve...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  2. It's Big Ten title or bust for Michigan, Hoke

    Brian Bennett

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's players must have felt pretty good about themselves at the end of last season. The Wolverines won 11 games, captured the Sugar Bowl championship and ended a seven-year losing streak to Ohio State. But head coach Brad...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope Leap Day William visits today and trades candy for your tears. Pat Harty wonders if new Iowa playcaller Greg Davis is ready for a change in talent level from his days at Texas. DJK was released from his arena football team. Denard Robinson...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  4. Big Ten rankings: No. 11, Mike Martin

    Brian Bennett

    This is the first of a special batch of two installments in the Big Ten Top 25 player countdown today. As a reminder, these rankings are based on performance during the 2011 season and a player's impact on his team, and not on factors such as NFL p...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    And the nominees for best lunchtime links are ... Michigan's Junior Hemingway still maintains that he caught a touchdown at the end of the Iowa loss. Iowa's Mike Daniels is healthy now after an injury-filled senior season and hopes to make an imp...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The four sweetest words in the English language: "You wore me down." A blue-chip cornerback from New Jersey continued Ohio State's impressive recruiting run. Eli Woodard chose the Buckeyes over Rutgers. Reports have Bill O'Brien completing his ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  7. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm a man of letters. Well, emails, actually. Let's see what's on your mind: Patrick G. from Alexandria, Va., writes: That "coach you most dislike" poll was a terrible idea. Despite your plea to keep it sportsmanlike it (predictably) offered a...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Linksanity! Penn State filled out its strength and conditioning staff and still needs to hire one more offensive assistant. Here's a Valentine's Day story for you: Nate Stupar proposed to his girlfriend at Beaver Stadium. Penn State administrator...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  9. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DL

    Brian Bennett

    We covered all the offensive position groups in our postseason rankings series here, here, here and here. Now it's time to turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball. Defensive tackle was the strongest position in the league in 2011, so ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    It's officially Super Bowl week. Consider this the Super Bowl of lunch links: A look back at where the members of Illinois' star-studded class of 2007 are now. A linebacker switched his pledge from Western Michigan to the Illini. Iowa is pursui...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Have you considered cutting the entire fire department? I have personally put out several local fires, at no cost to the taxpayer. Thousands flocked to the viewing for Joe Paterno at Penn State. Bill O'Brien moved into his Penn State office and i...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  12. Recruiting needs: Legends Division

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we took a look at the recruiting needs of every team in the Big Ten Leaders Division. Now it's time to turn our attention to the Legends Division and see what positions each team needs to restock before next week's signing day: Iowa...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  13. Most improved players: Legends Division

    Brian Bennett

    We go to exhaustive lengths around here to preview and forecast the Big Ten season, but one of the most fun things about actually going through the year is seeing players make the jump from either unheralded to strong contributor or from run-of-the-m...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Sadly, there will be no more actual Big Ten games to watch for another eight months. But we've got plenty to talk about until then. Let's get to your post-bowl emails: Brandon from Ann Arbor writes: This is something that is talked about every yea...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  15. Evaluating the B1G NFL prospects in bowls

    Brian Bennett NFL draft analyst Steve Muench has an interesting story looking at the top prospects for each of the Big Ten bowl teams. Well, make that eight of the 10 league bowl teams, as Muench surmises that neither Northwestern nor Purdue has a "prospe...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  16. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Only three more shopping days to get your favorite blogger a Christmas present. Here is my early gift to you: a mailbag. Benjamin P. from Westerville, Ohio, writes: While I think the OSU penalties are about right, it always seems that the ones...

    Blog | December 22, 2011