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  1. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    We're a week away from signing day and the premiere of the last season of "Lost." Both will be fun and exciting, but both will probably give us more questions than answers. As always, though, we've got as many answers as questions here at the ol' ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  2. How about a half-decade Big East team?

    Brian Bennett

    I've found it unusual this week to be writing about Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College while putting together all-decade lists for the Big East. It feels like forever ago that those teams were part of the league, and I know a lot of Big East fan...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  3. Big East and the NFL draft: Historic day for three schools

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Twenty-seven Big East products had their name called over the weekend in the NFL draft. Three league schools had their best drafts ever. Cincinnati had six players taken, the most of any Big East team and the ...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  4. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Cam Dantley will open spring practice Monday as Syracuse's No. 1 quarterback, Donnie Webb writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard. * Pitt linebacker Adam Gunn, who suffered a broken neck last season...

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  5. Five Big East breakthrough candidates

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett At this time last year, few people were talking about Donald Brown, Connor Barwin, Will Beatty or Tony Pike. Each emerged out of the shadows to become a star in the Big East. Who will be the next batch of player...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  6. Combine opens for Big East hopefuls

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The NFL combine officially begins Wednesday, as players check in for the event in Indianapolis. They'll do interviews and psychological testing through Friday before workouts start on Saturday. This is the m...

    Blog | February 18, 2009
  7. Six Bearcats lead Big East group of NFL Combine invitees

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Want to know why Cincinnati won the Big East? Take a look at the NFL Combine invitation list. Six Bearcats have been invited to the prestigious pre-draft event, most of any league team. In all, 25 Big East playe...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  8. Recruiting rankings revisited

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett My Pac-10 counterpart Ted Miller did this earlier in the week, and I'm blatantly stealing the idea. Want to know how accurate recruiting rankings are? Let's take a look at this year's All-Big East te...

    Blog | January 30, 2009
  9. Five memorable Big East recruiting moments of the past five years...

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett National signing day is just a week away now. As teams scramble to fill out their needs and hold on to their commitments, it's a good time to look back at some of the most memorable moments in Big East recru...

    Blog | January 29, 2009
  10. Cincinnati recruiting needs

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Winning the Big East title and getting to the FedEx Orange Bowl should improve Cincinnati's profile on the recruiting trail. And that would be good timing, because the Bearcats have plenty of holes to fill, ...

    Blog | January 22, 2009
  11. Mickens pulls out of Senior Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Tough break for former Cincinnati star cornerback Mike Mickens. The two-time first-team All-Big East selection has pulled out of this week's Senior Bowl activities because of inflammation in his left knee. T...

    Blog | January 21, 2009
  12. Senior Bowl to have 16 Big East players

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Think the Big East doesn't have as much talent as the other leagues? Think again. The Senior Bowl has invited 16 players from the league to the Under Armour Senior Bowl. That's more than the Pac-10. Anyw...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  13. Big East year-end rankings: Defensive backs

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett There's one more category left in my year-end positional rankings (sorry, punters, kickers and long-snappers. Your time will have to come another day). Let's rank the defensive backs and then get ready for the posts...

    Blog | December 19, 2008
  14.'s All-Big East team

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Here are my selections for the 2008 All-Big East team: OFFENSE QB: Pat White, West Virginia RB: Donald Brown, Connecticut RB: LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh WR: Kenny Britt, Rutgers WR: Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati TE: ...

    Blog | December 10, 2008
  15. Sleepless Bearcats excited to face Virginia Tech

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly and his players attended an on-campus rally around 8 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the Bearcats' bid to the Orange Bowl to play Virginia Tech. It was pretty impressive, considering that the t...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  16. FedEx Orange Bowl: Cincinnati (11-2) vs. Virginia Tech (9-4)

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Some people might make this matchup out to be Cincinnati's offense against Virginia Tech's defense, but they would be missing the point. Yes, the Hokies are as fearsome as ever defensively, ranking seventh in the co...

    Blog | December 07, 2008