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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time ... Mark H. from Columbus, Ohio, writes: My comment/question is in regards to Ohio State. If it were not for the bowl ban last year, Ohio State probably would have received more votes and more "love" in regards to the polls. They probabl...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. B1G not following Pac-12 concussion rules

    Brian Bennett

    This month, the Pac-12 announced plans to institute a league-wide policy on contact during practice in an effort to reduce the threat of concussions and head trauma, along with other injuries. Though the Pac-12 has yet to finalize the details, school...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  5. Emails show B1G anger over recruit rules

    Brian Bennett

    We already knew that Big Ten coaches and athletic directors expressed serious concerns over proposed NCAA recruiting de-regulations, and that the NCAA eventually suspended those rules until it could be studied further. But thanks to some fine reporti...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The wife and I are heading down to the Caribbean for some R&R. (Any good Big Ten bars on Aruba?). So this will be my last mailbag for about 10 days. Let's get to it. Spencer from Decatur, Ga., writes: I'm a Buckeye among the eternal-coattail g...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies: a story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie. Ohio State AD Gene Smith talks about Urban Meyer and other issues in this wide-ranging ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    One month until these guys are back. I can't wait. Purdue president Mitch Daniels supports the Big Ten alignment plan and says he thinks all other Big Ten presidents will, too. Illinois' caravan will be invading Northwestern country. And Northw...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    In honor of "College Football Playoff," I'm calling this intro line "Lunchtime Links Intro Line." Two Iowa defensive backs left the team. Kirk Ferentz says the proposed Big Ten realignment "makes perfect sense." Iowa approved a conflict-of-intere...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  11. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Monday got you down? The Monday mailbag is here to lift you up. Andrew from Omaha, Neb., writes: After listening to all of the local media (and more than a few here on the blog) freak out about the new divisional alignments, it's made me do a litt...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    "Is there anything that makes people smile more than Broadway and football?" This clip proves it. Penn State made good progress on offense during the spring. Christian Hackenberg still looms in the quarterback race. What's ahead in the next month...

    Blog | April 22, 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. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Another fantastic trip to the Rose Bowl is in the books. If you've never been, you owe it to yourself to go. Put that on your bucket list, along with getting an email answered by me in the Thursday mailbag. These lucky souls can now die happy: Dav...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Sadly, it is now officially the offseason for the entire Big Ten. Northwestern finally got the monkey off its back with a bowl win. It was a breakthrough season for the Wildcats. Barry Alvarez's magic wasn't enough to hide Wisconsin's shortcomi...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  16. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Pretty boring week, eh? Phil H. from Vancouver, Wash., writes: Now the Coach B is gone we have been hearing and reading a lot about Wisconsin having to hire a Wisconsin guy. What are your thoughts about trying to get a big name coach who can pull ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012