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  1. Iowa's run game has been grounded

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa plays at Pittsburgh this Saturday, and as we expected in the preseason, one of the nation's top rushing attacks will be featured. It just belongs to that other team wearing gold. Running the ball has long been the bread, butter and the spread...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Take your nose out of the brackets for a second and dive into this latest Big Ten mailbag. Joe F. from Wrightsville, Pa., writes: Top three Big Ten games for 2014? Bottom three? How soon will PSU play into Big Ten title talk? Brian Bennett: We'...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  3. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Turkey Day eve. Two of the top receivers in the Big Ten or anywhere -- Allen Robinson and Jared Abbrederis -- will be on the same field when Penn State and Wisconsin play. Brady Hoke seems willing to bend his "no visits" rule for Jabrill ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Tevin Coleman of Indiana Hoosiers likely out with ankle sprain

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana will likely be without top running back Tevin Coleman when it plays at No. 22 Wisconsin on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    September is in the rearview mirror, and the race for some of the Big Ten's top awards are wide smoking open. As they should be, with the heart of league play still ahead of us. Here's how we see those awards right now: Graham-George Offensive Pla...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  6. McGloin, Kovacs finalists for walk-on trophy

    Brian Bennett

    Two of the top three former walk-ons in the country play in the Big Ten, according to the Burlsworth Trophy. The award, which goes to the most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on, named its three finalists on Tuesday. Two of them ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  7. Four from B1G are Butkus semifinalists

    Brian Bennett

    There's one area where you can't criticize the Big Ten's performance this year: linebacker play. The Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's top linebacker, announced its 12 semifinalists on Monday, and one-third of the list is populated by Big T...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. Nine from B1G on Butkus Award watch list

    Brian Bennett

    As another week begins, another award watch list has been unveiled. Today, it's the Butkus Award, which goes to the top linebacker in the nation. The Big Ten placed nine players on the list, though there was one curious omission. Here are the play...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  9. 'Top 6' plan not ideal but sensible for B1G

    Brian Bennett

    We know there is going to be a four-team college playoff. We still don't know how the teams will be selected. Some conference commissioners want only league champions to qualify, while others say the top four teams, period, should play for the nat...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  10. Big East recruiting update

    Brian Bennett

    The Under Armour All-America Game is Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., where some of the top prospects in the country will play in front of a national television audience. ESPN Recruiting Nation has had full coverage all week, so let's catch...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  11. Nebraska leads Big Ten in BCS standings

    Brian Bennett

    With no teams in the national title hunt, the Big Ten doesn't have to get too nervous or excited about the BCS standings anymore. But they still could come into play before the season is over. A week after no Big Ten teams cracked the top 10, Nebr...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  12. What to watch: UConn-Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Here are my three top storylines to watch when UConn plays at Pitt on Wednesday night: 1. More Ray Graham? It is obvious the Panthers are going to need a heavier dose of Graham. The last time out, he had just 12 carries against Utah. While you can...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. More notes on Week 8 Big Ten games

    Brian Bennett

    Thanks to the fine folks at ESPN Stats & Info, here are some more nuggets on this week's Big Ten games featuring Top 25 teams: Michigan State is holding its opponents to no gain or a loss on 45.6 percent of their plays this season, the second...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  14. Nick Toon of Wisconsin Badgers sidelined with injured foot

    Brian Bennett

    Top Wisconsin receiver Nick Toon won't play Saturday against Indiana because of a left foot injury, school officials said.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  15. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Raise your hand if you had Pitt winning by 27 points ... The Cincinnati defensive front has added depth, which has led to better play and fewer snaps for the starters this season. UConn is not happy with its 2-2 start. Top UConn booster Robert ...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  16. Yards to Glory: Flea kicker, Snow Bowl

    Brian Bennett's "Yards to Glory" series, which looks at the top scoring plays from each distance on the football field, wraps up today with yards 0-to-20. Once again, there's a heavy Big Ten presence and some very memorable plays. Here they are: 14. Tw...

    Blog | August 05, 2011