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  1. Michigan-Penn State a prime-time matchup

    Brian Bennett

    So you want more prime-time games in the Big Ten? How does Penn State vs. Michigan in the Big House sound? The Wolverines, of course, have hosted two night games in Michigan Stadium. Those games, against Notre Dame in 2011 and 2013, turned into ev...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Best B1G games of 2013: No. 9

    Brian Bennett

    We're back for another installment of our series looking at the top-10 games from the Big Ten in 2013. Remember that we're taking into account the stakes in the game, the excitement level, the quality of the performances and the atmosphere. No gam...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  3. Narduzzi sticking to the script vs. OSU

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It doesn't take much to get Pat Narduzzi fired up. But if you really want to get him going, ask about this year's Notre Dame game. In September, the Irish took advantage of four pass-interference penalties and a defensive-ho...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Wednesday. Business time. So let's get down to the business of your e-mails: Adam from D.C. writes: After two weeks down, I have a couple questions/observations. First, Michigan should top the power rankings after putting down Notre Dame. OSU...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  6. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 didn't provide a lot of enticing matchups, but it did get us dreaming a little bit. Michigan's impressive takedown of Notre Dame moved the Wolverines up near the edge of the top 10 in the polls and gave the Big Ten another national title co...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  7. Spartans, Boilers in talks with Notre Dame

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten's move to a nine-game conference schedule has all kinds of ramifications. One that must be figured out quickly, at both Michigan State and Purdue, is how it will affect those schools' annual rivalry with Notre Dame. Both the Spartans a...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Big Ten podcast: Looking forward

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com bloggers Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg explain their early power rankings for 2013 and review their final rankings for 2012. Plus, they discuss whether Ohio State would have had a shot against Notre Dame or Alabama. Listen here ....

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  9. Buckeyes finish No. 3 in AP poll

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State didn't move up in the final Associated Press poll of the season despite Notre Dame's blowout loss in the BCS title game. Instead, Oregon -- which beat Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- leapfrogged the Buckeyes, moving from No....

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  10. Big Ten ties in BCS title game

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is, depressingly, not involved in tonight's BCS title game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama. But that doesn't mean the league doesn't have some fingerprints on this game. Let's start with the most obvious tie-in. Alabama head...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  11. O'Brien named Maxwell coach of the year

    Brian Bennett

    The Maxwell Football Club has named Penn State's Bill O'Brien as its 2012 coach of the year. O'Brien edged out Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Kansas State's Bill Snyder for the honor. Here's what Maxwell executive director Mark Wolpert had to say ab...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  12. Michigan to host Irish under lights in '13

    Brian Bennett

    Notre Dame and Michigan made history in 2011 when they played the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The two rivals will meet again under the lights next season. In a move that surprises no one, the Wolverines announced on Wednesday that their ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. PSU's Stankiewitch a Rimington finalist

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State senior Matt Stankiewitch has been named one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation's top center. The full list of finalists: Mario Benavides, Louisville Braxston Cave, Notre Dame Dalton Freeman, Clem...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  14. Buckeyes set foundation for future

    Brian Bennett

    I ventured out to a couple of places in Columbus on Saturday night to watch the USC-Notre Dame game. Plenty of Ohio State fans were cheering for the Trojans, hoping that their Buckeyes would end up as the only undefeated team in the country. After th...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  15. How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    After the havoc of Week 12, filling out a Top 25 ballot became even more challenging. Here's how Adam and I voted in the ESPN.com power rankings this week: Adam's Top 25 1. Notre Dame 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Ohio State 5. Texas A&M 6....

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  16. Polls: Buckeyes up to No. 4 in AP

    Brian Bennett

    Can Ohio State win an Associated Press national title if the Buckeyes finish 12-0? Urban Meyer's team is one of only two unbeaten programs in the FBS, along with Notre Dame. And Ohio State is now up to No. 4 in the AP poll, behind only the Irish, ...

    Blog | November 18, 2012