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  1. Illinois 're-brands' with new uniforms

    Brian Bennett

    These days in college sports, how you look seems almost as important as how you play. Illinois has undergone a "re-branding" effort with Nike that resulted in uniform changes for several of its sports teams, including football. The official unveil...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. B1G coaches tourney results: Game 10

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA men's tournament is all over, but we've still got the title match in our all-time Big Ten coaches' tournament. Like that other madness, we had some lower seeds advancing all the way to the championship, though the upsets weren't huge. In ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Monday afternoon, which means it's time for more of your emails. Keep them coming. S.H. Tan from Singapore writes: Now that UConn is in the championship game for both NCAA men's and women's basketball, should the B1G grab the Huskies before t...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. B1G coaches tourney results: Game 9

    Brian Bennett

    It's championship Monday in the NCAA basketball tournament. And we're ready to announce the first participant in our all-time Big Ten coaches tournament championship game. Our opening semifinal game pitted No. 3 seed Nebraska's Tom Osborne vs. No....

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. B1G coaches tourney results: Game 5

    Brian Bennett

    The Final Four field was determined this past weekend. Not just in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but in our own version of March Madness: the all-time Big Ten coaches tournament. Our top four overall seeds were in action after receiving fi...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Big Ten coaches tournament: Game 5

    Brian Bennett

    The Elite Eight will be set in the NCAA tournament this weekend. We're already down to the elite eight in our Big Ten coaches tournament. We started out with a 12-team field that has been narrowed to eight of the best coaches ever to carry a clipb...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. Northwestern Wildcats football players win bid to unionize

    Brian Bennett

    In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees and can unionize.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  8. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Five months and three days 'til the start of college football. Five things to watch from Michigan State spring practice, which opens today. Mark Dantonio is comfortable with his quarterback position. Wisconsin's Gary Andersen got a pay bump. Ba...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  9. Introducing the B1G coaches' tournament

    Brian Bennett

    We're a 24/7/365 football blog around here, but it's impossible to not get caught up in the excitement of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. But while football will have its own, smaller version of March Madness with the College Football Playof...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. Illini's Karras living up to family name

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois offensive lineman Teddy Karras looked at schools like UCLA, Boston College and Ball State during his recruitment process. But one destination's siren song proved too strong. "The Big Ten was always in my mind," he said. Not just in his...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  11. Big Ten makes progress in diversity

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten likes to consider itself a leader on many fronts in college sports. Several Big Ten schools were among the first to integrate their football programs, and the first two African-American head football coaches in a major conference called t...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Purdue hires Taver Johnson as DBs coach

    Brian Bennett

    Bret Bielema was reportedly a driving force behind the controversial new NCAA rules proposal to slow down offenses. He might want to concentrate on slowing down his staff exodus at Arkansas. Purdue announced on Friday that it had hired Taver Johns...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  13. Five more Big Ten impact freshmen

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we presented a list of five potential early-impact true freshmen or junior college players from the Class of 2014. You never quite know where the immediate contributors will come from. Here are five more first-year players to watch ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  14. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke says unions have no place in the college sports model. Canadian-born quarterback and early enrollee Michael O'Connor is adjusting to life at Penn State. Ohio State's ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  15. NCAA, Northwestern AD react to union idea

    Brian Bennett

    The idea of a union for college football players, which is being spearheaded by Northwestern student-athletes, is one that is making major news throughout college sports -- and likely making administrators very nervous. The NCAA has issued a respo...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  16. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Super Bowl week. It's a bittersweet time, as we're about to watch the final pro or college football game until next August. But we still have plenty to talk about in the Big Ten, so come on by my weekly Monday chat. I'll be in my usual time ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014