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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. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Pre-fireworks links: Additional filings are due today in the Northwestern labor dispute. Braxton Miller is not yet 100 percent, but Urban Meyer says he's close. Wisconsin's Chris Borland is ready to prove NFL naysayers wrong. An All-America...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    You cannot give up on the gravy. Penn State stood by the NCAA sanctions in the court case brought by Joe Paterno's estate. Tyvis Powell is growing into some new roles for Ohio State. Iowa has 33 players on NFL rosters right now. Michigan co...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Patriot League tournament final day. Ohio State's Kenny Guiton just wants a shot at the NFL. Jim Tressel likely will have to wait on getting into the Hall of Fame. Wisconsin's Dave Aranda is reshaping his defense into a smaller, faster un...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. RB coach Hammock to leave Badgers

    Brian Bennett

    Amid the usual optimism of national signing day, Wisconsin got a bit of jarring news on Wednesday: running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving for the same job with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. CoachingSearch.com first reported the news, which si...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  11. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 19

    Brian Bennett

    The postseason Top 25 countdown has reached the teens now. As a reminder, this list takes into account 2013 performance only and not any other factors such as NFL potential. This next guy definitely has pro possibilities, though, after an outstand...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  12. Meyer hires Chris Ash off Bielema's staff

    Brian Bennett

    This week, on "As the Big Ten turns ..." Bill O'Brien left Penn State for the NFL's Houston Texans and took Ohio State defensive line coach/top notch recruiter Mike Vrabel with him. Ohio State head coach returned the favor to the Nittany Lions by ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Two weeks until Christmas. Guess I'd better start shopping. Graham Couch looks at Michigan State's 12 steps to Pasadena. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is exploring his NFL possibilities and appears conflicted about his future. There are similarit...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Paul Bunyan's Axe is super cool, but I wonder if the teams were more motivated when Wisconsin and Minnesota played for the Slab of Bacon. Mmm ... bacon. Longtime NFL insider Gil Brandt isn't very impressed with the Big Ten and says Baylor would t...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    This will blow over in time. This will all blow over in time. Penn State junior receiver Allen Robinson is likely headed to the NFL after this season. Wisconsin is nursing a lot of key injuries as the BYU game approaches. Jordan Westerkamp's ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  16. 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