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  1. Big East players on preseason watch lists

    Brian Bennett

    Here is a quick look at all the Big East players on every preseason watch list that has been released. Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene appeared on the most watch lists of any Big East player with four. Pitt running back Ray Graham, Pitt defensiv...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  2. Top returning starters, by team

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this morning, I wrote about Scott Vallone having the most returning starts of any player in the Big East. In this post, I wanted to expand a little bit on the top players -- by starts -- in the Big East. Here is just a small glimpse of eac...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. Phil Steele unveils All-Big East picks

    Brian Bennett

    College football guru Phil Steele has unveiled his preseason All-Big East selections. I agree with most every first-team selection. Here are a few of my early thoughts. Note: the preseason Big East first team will come out just before the...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  4. Opening spring: Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt opened spring practice Thursday morning. Here is a little primer on what to expect. Spring changes: Another spring means more change for the Panthers, who have gone through more than their share of upheaval over the past 15 months. New coach ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Big East: Did you know?

    Brian Bennett

    How about a little Big East did you know headed into Week 2. Thanks to the school and league sports information folks for all this trivia, and ESPN Stats & Information as well. Louisville has not lost a game against a team from the Sun Belt s...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  6. Big East on watch lists

    Brian Bennett

    All the college football watch lists have been released, so here they all are, with your Big East representatives: Bednarik Award, best defensive player Bruce Irvin, West Virginia Brandon Lindsey, Pitt Kendall Reyes, UConn Keith Tandy, West Vi...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  7. Big East media day lineup

    Brian Bennett

    Big East media day is almost here, so I thought you would like to see what the league has planned for its annual preseason get together Aug. 2 in Newport, R.I. The league will produce a live studio show from media day on for the Big Eas...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  8. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Have a great weekend, everyone. Here are your links for today ... Good news for the Big East. Since 1987, the Big East has the fewest major infractions among the six automatic qualifying conferences. Desmond Conner catches up with UConn's speci...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  9. Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Brian Bennett

    Here are the top receivers in the Big East, if you go by the Biletnikoff Award watch list. Tavon Austin, West Virginia Van Chew, Syracuse Mark Harrison, Rutgers Mike Shanahan, Pitt Michael Smith, UConn D.J. Woods, Cincinnati All you intrep...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  10. Big East title chances: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    We continue our look at Big East title chances for each team in the league. Up today: Pittsburgh. Plenty of folks have their hopes up for the Panthers now that new coach Todd Graham is in charge. But Pittsburgh has disappointed its fans of late. Can ...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Pittsburgh Panthers spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2010 overall record: 8-5 2010 conference record: 5-2, T-1st in Big East Returning starters: Offense: 6, defense: 8, punter/kicker: 0 Top returners: DE Brandon Lindsey, RB Ray Graham, QB Tino Sunseri, WR Mike Shanahan, DT Chas Alexcih, ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  12. Friday Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Good Friday. Let's see what's on your mind. Brian from CT writes: The announcement by UMass of their move to the FBS makes me excited and worried as a UConn fan. I hope it leads to a renewal of our rivalry, but I have to assume our recruitin...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  13. The Big East's 1,000-yard receivers in 2011

    Brian Bennett

    OK, we've taken a look at the top candidates for 1,000-yard backs in the Big East for 2011, as well as nominees for 3,000-yard passers. Let's keep it going with a list of the most likely receivers to top 1,000 yards in the 2011 season. How exclusi...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  14. Pittsburgh spring game review

    Brian Bennett

    Reviewing Saturday's spring game at Pittsburgh, in which the Blue team (starters) beat the Gold team 48-13: Offensive MVP: Quarterback Tino Sunseri completed 35-of-55 passes for 416 yards and two scores. You can tell it's a new day for the Panther...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  15. Todd Graham is Pitt's man with a plan

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Keith Patterson was a senior at East Central University in Oklahoma when his teammate and roommate, Todd Graham, pulled him out of his dorm room one day. Graham told him they were going to see the team's defensive coordinator. When t...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  16. Thoughts from Pittsburgh practice

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- A few quick thoughts and observations from what I got to see of Pitt's spring practice on Tuesday: I was looking forward to seeing just how high-octane this offense was, to use Todd Graham's description. While the usual drills and o...

    Blog | April 05, 2011