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  1. Season report card: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    College semesters are just beginning, but we're on a different timetable. We're handing out our final grades for the 2014 performances by every Big Ten team in various categories all this week. Up next is Minnesota (and make sure your parents sign...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    National signing day is exactly one week away. For some programs, it will be a sprint between now and next Wednesday. Others have already done most of their heavy lifting and will be focusing on babysitting their committed prospects and laying the gr...

    Blog | January 28, 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. 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
  5. Offseason to-do list: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    We're many months away from the return of actual college football (sigh), but the offseason will be an important time for many teams to retool. We've been examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in between now and September, and next up is M...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  6. Big Ten all-bowl team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten played in 10 bowl games -- 11 if you count the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T. We've come up with our list of the league's best postseason performers. The strategy here was as follows: When in doubt, choo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  7. Overreacting in the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    We live in an instant reaction society, in which every development is immediately dissected and analyzed for all it's worth. Often, in this hyperbolic chamber, our first reactions turn out to be overreactions. That's especially true in football, w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  8. 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
  9. Final 2014 Big Ten Power Rankings

    Brian Bennett

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    Blog | January 13, 2015
  10. 2015 Too-Early Big Ten Power Rankings

    Brian Bennett

    The 2014 season just ended, but we're already looking ahead to next season. Here are our way-too-early 2015 Big Ten power rankings, which are subject (and guaranteed) to change a lot between now and August. ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  11. 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
  12. Minnesota's next aim: Keeping Kill happy

    Brian Bennett

    Regardless of the outcome of Thursday's Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl against Missouri, it's obvious that Jerry Kill has Minnesota on an upward track. Kill has led the Gophers to three straight bowls and back-to-back eight-win regular seasons. Mi...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  13. Gophers bring back the New Year's party

    Brian Bennett

    The last time Minnesota played in a New Year's Day bowl game, John F. Kennedy was wrapping up his first year in office, gas cost 28 cents per gallon and no one had yet heard of the Beatles. The Gophers' 21-3 win over UCLA in the 1962 Rose Bowl was...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  14. Half shirt, full heart: Ezekiel Elliott a key for Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ezekiel Elliott swears he's not trying to make any fashion statement with the way he wears his jersey. The Ohio State running back shows off his stomach during games -- even those, like at Minnesota, that are played in sub-freezing ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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