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  1. Gophers learn from 'Larry Fitzgerald school'

    Brian Bennett

    It's well known that Minnesota needs to make major improvements in its passing game this fall and that the Gophers' young receivers need to develop. Luckily, they had a chance to learn from one of the best in the business this summer. NFL ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Playoff should see Midwest as Super, too

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a crazy notion: the biggest game in football being played not in some tropical locale but smack dab in the Midwest. It's true. The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and its forthcoming new stadium. Minneapolis was on...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Big Ten storylines at the NFL combine

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL scouting combine -- also known as the world's most dissected job interview session -- began Wednesday in Indianapolis, and workouts begin Saturday. The hopefuls include 36 players from Big Ten schools, 38 if you count Maryland and Rutgers. ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. Browns interviewed Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    No one seems to be quite sure what the NFL's Cleveland Browns are doing with their front office and coaching moves of late, so nothing related to that topic would qualify as much of a surprise. Still, it was a bit of a stunner to learn Tuesday that t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  5. B1G players invited to NFL combine

    Brian Bennett

    The official invite list for the 2014 NFL combine is out, and 36 Big Ten players will try to impress pro scouts during workouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25. In case you were wondering, that's fourth most among conferences behind the SEC (71 invit...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  6. Taylor Lewan leads B1G in new mock drafts

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten had only one first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Will things improve in 2014? ESPN.com NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay say yes, but not by a landslide. In their newest mock drafts, Kiper has four Big Ten players in...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  7. Q&A: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard is one of the top cornerbacks in the Big Ten and an NFL draft prospect. But Dennard learned that life on an island can be rough sometimes in the Spartans' loss to Notre Dame two weeks ago. Dennard and fellow corne...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  8. Big Ten rankings: No. 15, Ra'Shede Hageman

    Brian Bennett

    We're counting down our rankings of the Top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2013 season. This list is based on past performance and potential for the upcoming season only. We do not consider NFL potential for purposes of these rankings. Coming u...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  9. Big Ten rankings: No. 23, James White

    Brian Bennett

    We have begun our preseason countdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2013 campaign. This list is based on past performance and potential for the upcoming season only. We do not consider NFL potential for purposes of these rankings. C...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. New Detroit bowl joins B1G lineup

    Brian Bennett

    We've known for a while now that the Detroit Lions planned to operate their own bowl game and that it would join the Big Ten lineup. That became official on Wednesday as both the NFL team and the Big Ten announced a six-year partnership for the ga...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Just pretend you're visiting a huge outdoor loony bin." Happy Derby Eve. Members of the 2010 Wisconsin offense have made their mark in the NFL. Early enrollees like Purdue's Danny Etling reached a new high this season. Penn State and UCF cou...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    So if the Big Ten East is the "Big Boy Division," does that make the West the "Andre 3000 Division?" The East-West split has pluses and minuses, Lee Barfknecht writes. The NFL draft was a slow one both for Ohio State and the Big Ten in general....

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  13. Where have star B1G receivers gone?

    Brian Bennett

    It was just a coincidence that our Big Ten postseason Top 25 player rankings wrapped up the same week when players were showing off their skills at the NFL combine. But the convergence of the two raised one pressing question: Where are all the sta...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  14. Weekend combine results for B1G players

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan's Denard Robinson boasted last year that he could beat Usain Bolt in the 40-yard dash. If that's true, than the Olympic sprint champion wouldn't be one of the fastest 10 men in this year's NFL draft. While Robinson's claim might have been...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  15. Big Ten's top NFL combine storylines

    Brian Bennett

    The first group of players arrives in Indianapolis today to start the 2013 NFL combine. The event begins with interviews, and the first on-field workouts begin Saturday with the tight ends, offensive linemen and specialists. The Big Ten is sending...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  16. Poll: Best outlook for B1G early entrants

    Brian Bennett

    Yesterday, we recapped the Big Ten's early entrants into the NFL draft. The league saw just six underclassmen declare for the draft this year. Now we're wondering which of them will have the best pro career. The choices: Michigan State RB Le'V...

    Blog | January 23, 2013