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  1. Conference call: Best of the Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    Another week, another Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Here are some of the highlights from today's session featuring all 14 league coaches:...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Northern Illinois trolls Fighting Illini in ad

    Brian Bennett

    Northern Illinois beat Northwestern 23-15 last weekend, after which I wrote that the Huskies have the best football program in the state of Illinois. The school's alumni group must feel that way, too, judging by this full-page ad in Friday's Chica...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    All summer, we looked forward to the three Big Ten night games in Week 2 as the league's best opportunity to make a statement. Unfortunately for the conference, it proved the worst kind of statement possible, as all three league teams lost by double ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten went 8-5 in Week 2, and we learned some things in the process. Brace yourself; this won't be pretty. 1. The Midwest misery index is at an all-time high: Don't completely count out the Big Ten from the College Football Playoff; we're a ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  5. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 in the Big Ten brings three titanic tilts at night, a few decent afternoon games and a handful of chaff. We're here to get you ready for all the action, as every league team but Indiana hits the field Saturday (all times listed are ET): Noo...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    We're only one week into the season, but your fearless Big Ten reporting crew is projecting how the postseason will shape up for the league. (Repeat after me: There are 14 weeks left). And we have some immediate changes from our preseason projecti...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    There was a lot of good and some bad during opening week for the Big Ten, which went 12-2 but missed a golden opportunity Saturday night with Wisconsin. Let's review: Team of the week: Rutgers. That's right. All the naysayers (and you can include ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    He's only 19, it's important to remember, and his college experience consists of just 13 games. Yet how many quarterbacks would you take right now over Penn State's Christian Hackenberg if your team needed to orchestrate a game-winning drive? Flor...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  9. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Game week is here. Let that sink in. Revel in it. With the season about to begin, let's take at a few teams outside the top expected Big Ten contenders (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska) who could get off to fast starts in 201...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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