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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    After an eight-win season that included the historic four-game winning streak in Big Ten play and a victory over Nebraska, Minnesota had a right to feel pretty good about itself in the offseason. Instead, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this messag...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    (Welcome to a new incarnation of the links, which have expanded and moved from lunchtime to the morning. With our apologies to Buster Olney). With a little more than a week of preseason practice in the books at most Big Ten campuses, it's too earl...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's almost the weekend, and only three more of these without football. Use it wisely. Don't forget that I'm hanging out in a new space on Twitter, and you can follow me here. Now, I'm 'bout to 'bag it up: Chasmo from Greenwich Village write...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  5. Northwestern Wildcats suspend Venric Mark for first two games of ...

    Brian Bennett

    Northwestern has suspended star running back/kick returner Venric Mark for the first two games of the season for an undisclosed violation of team policy.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  6. B1G coaches hope autonomy is first step

    Brian Bennett

    On Thursday, the NCAA Division I board of directors is expected to pass legislation that will allow schools in the Power 5 conferences to set many of their own rules. Autonomy, as it's being called, could bring a seismic shift in the landscape in ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Lots of news from preseason practice. I love it. A strong-legged freshman kicker could give Wisconsin a boost. The QB battle between Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy resumed. A good battle at noseguard is going on at Rutgers. Some chatter from Pu...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. Schedule analysis: Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    Opening weekend in college football is just five weeks away. Yay. We're we're peeking ahead and breaking down every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule to get you even more geeked up. Batting third in our series: The Northwestern Wildcats Nonconferenc...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  9. Writers tab Ohio State to win Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten, for whatever reason, does not issue an official preseason predicted order of finish like just about every other league. Luckily, we've got Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com to pick up the slack. Lesmerises once again has organized an u...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  10. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking more of your mailbag questions from Twitter these days, and we now have individual Twitter handles in addition to the ESPN Big Ten account. Make sure to follow each of us for all your league news. Here is mine. Now to the good stuff, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. B1G media day attendees: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten media days are right around the corner. Earlier today, we took a closer look at the players coming to Chicago from the East Division. Now it's time to do the same for the West. ILLINOIS Simon Cvijanovic, Sr., OT: He's a two-year starter...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  12. Big Ten Tuesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome back to another edition of the mailbag. As you've probably noticed, we're taking more of your questions from Twitter these days. And Adam and I now have our own separate Twitter handles: Here's mine and his. The ESPN Big Ten account is also s...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  13. Fitz talks 'boring' Nebraska, Cal dislike

    Brian Bennett

    I admit to jealousy at times when we hear coaches from other conferences talking at their respective media days. If only the Big Ten had personalities like Steve Spurrier, Les Miles and Mike Leach who weren't afraid to say whatever crossed their mind...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. B1G awards watch list roundup

    Brian Bennett

    College football preseason awards watch lists are, at best, little more than a summertime curiosity these days and, at worst, an easy punchline. For one, there are far too many awards -- only country music likes to give itself as many trophies as ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    If anybody needs me this weekend, you can find me here. First, let's rock out to these links: Five things to know about Illinois' new offensive line coach. Northwestern landed a mobile quarterback for the 2015 class. There won't be literal fi...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  16. Tough slates tougher on some B1G teams

    Brian Bennett

    The move toward stronger nonconference schedules by the Big Ten and other leagues is already yielding benefits for fans. As teams gear up to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee, several high-profile intersectional future matchups...

    Blog | July 18, 2014