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  1. Buckeyes need to go deep to beat long odds

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Finding a weakness in Alabama often requires a microscopic lens. There's a reason the Crimson Tide are No. 1 and have been the most dominant team in college football the past few years. But there appears to be one glaring Achilles' ...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Hey, kids, it's link time: Five ways Penn State can defy the odds against Ohio State this season. Akeel Lynch is ready for whenever his big opportunity might arrive. A Michigan quarterback commit made a big impression at a recruiting camp. Ther...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Checking the odds on Big Ten teams

    Brian Bennett

    If you want accurate predictions on the 2014 college football season, you could comb the various preseason magazines. You could read expert takes on the Internet (ahem). Or you could go with the Vegas sharps who get paid to know these sorts of things...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    There were two huge rivalry games Saturday, with BCS national title implications at stake. What were the odds that both underdog home teams would score a touchdown to get within one point with 32 seconds left in the game? That was the scenario in ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Purdue seeks offensive solutions

    Brian Bennett

    The last time Darrell Hazell coached against Northern Illinois, his team scored 37 points in a double-overtime thriller. That was at Kent State, which lost to the Huskies 44-37 in last season's MAC title game. The odds are against Hazell's new tea...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. Odds are against teams going undefeated, but does it matter anymo...

    Brian Bennett

    Five of the last seven BCS champs have had at least one loss, and a playoff makes going undefeated even tougher.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  7. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    More of your Monday mail: David from Grand Rapids, Mich., writes: I believe that Gene Wojo's article "Work in Progress" was right on. What do you the odds of this happening are? Additionally, do you think the fact that this is going on in public w...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  8. B1G players among early Heisman favorites

    Brian Bennett

    The sports betting site Bovada released its 2013 Heisman Trophy odds this week, and -- for entertainment purposes only -- it's fun to take a look at where some Big Ten players stand. Reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel is not surprisingly the e...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time! David from Chicago writes: Hey, Brian. Suppose Northwestern wins out but misses a spot in the title game to Nebraska. What are the odds a 10-2 NU team makes a BCS bowl? Brian Bennett: First, Northwestern -- which is No. 24 in this we...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  10. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    Despite some unfortunate technical bugs in the middle of Monday's chat, I still managed to answer dozens of good questions from you guys. If you missed it, here's the full transcript. And some highlights: Matt (Ohio): What are the odds the Big Ten f...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  11. Book: Paterno, Sandusky were at odds

    Brian Bennett

    More excerpts from Joe Posnanski's authorized biography, Paterno, are coming to light. The latest one covers what the book describes as a rocky relationship between Joe Paterno and his former longtime defensive coordinator, convicted child sex abuser...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  12. Purdue gets $2 million gift from booster

    Brian Bennett

    You think you're a superfan of your team? Well, odds are you've got nothing on Purdue booster Carl Bimel. He went to his first Boilermakers football game in 1928 and later attended the school in the 1940s. He's been around the program his whole li...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  13. Schedule analysis: Iowa

    Brian Bennett

    We're just six weeks away from the season, folks. With that in mind, we're breaking down each Big Ten team's complete schedule, looking for trapdoors, key stretches and other odds and ends. Installment No. 2 of our series spotlights the Iowa Haw...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The depravity and decadence of Derby weekend await me. But first: your emails. Bryan from Chicago writes: Regarding your handicapping of the B1G race, I'm betting on all teams. With the odds you gave each team, if you add them up, the player ha...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  15. Braxton Miller gets in on the fun, too

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Joe Bauserman's terrific performance was great news for Ohio State. But the Buckeyes wanted to get Braxton Miller some significant playing time, too. Odds are, they will need the true freshman at some point this year, whether it'...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  16. Big East Heisman odds

    Brian Bennett

    The Big East did not have a serious Heisman contender last season. But there are certainly possibilities for this year. One betting website,, just came out with its Heisman odds for 2011 and one Big East player made the list: West Virginia ...

    Blog | June 15, 2011