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  1. 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
  2. Nebraska Cornhuskers fined $10,000 for Bo Pelini's sideline tirad...

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has publicly reprimanded Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and fined the school $10,000 for Pelini's confrontation with an official during last Friday's loss to Iowa.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  3. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time ... Jeff from Midland, Mich., writes: I don't understand how you can agree that the pass interference penalties against Michigan State were awful, but say by scoring only 13 points "you don't deserve to win." The two worst PI penalties l...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Mark Emmert talks Penn State penalties

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com's Mike Fish caught up with NCAA president Mark Emmert for a Q&A on the Penn State sanctions and other items, one year after the penalties were issued. You can read the whole thing here. A few key excerpts: Q: Could you talk about the...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy final weekend before Big Ten media days. The window for players to transfer from Penn State without penalty is closing soon. Looking at the sanctions one year later. Wisconsin recruits will be busy this week at an all-star game. Reilly ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  6. Bill O'Brien of Penn State Nittany Lions hopes NCAA can reduce sa...

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he hopes the NCAA can someday "meet us halfway" on the crippling sanctions levied against the program one year ago in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  7. Big Ten media days primer

    Brian Bennett

    It won't be long now until Big Ten media days are upon us. There won't be burning controversies like the Penn State penalties or Bret Bielema's supposed tiff with Urban Meyer, but there are plenty of storylines. Here's a primer to get you ready. W...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    We had a lively Big Ten Monday chat session today, as you might expect during championship week. Here's the full transcript, along with some highlights: Ed (toronto): if the buckeyes were not under penalties this year -do you believe their ap rankin...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  9. Penn State players now free agents

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA has decimated Penn State's football program by slashing scholarships and imposing a four-year bowl ban, among other penalties. And now a feeding frenzy for possible Nittany Lions transfers could likely begin. As part of the sanctions, the...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Wedding week. Reaction to the Jerry Sandusky verdict can be found here, here, here and here Three different columns from the South say Penn State should get the death penalty, here and here and here. Amid all that, the Nittany Lions' newest cla...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  11. All Big Ten teams make APR cutoff scores

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA released its latest academic progress rate scores on Wednesday, and as expected, all 12 Big Ten schools fared well enough to avoid any penalties. Division I teams that score 930 in the APR -- which measures how well teams are retaining th...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  12. Better running game could boost Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- A funny thing happened to Michigan State on the way to Indianapolis last year. The Spartans finished 11th in the Big Ten in rushing yet came within a running-into-the-punter penalty of potentially going to the Rose Bowl. Tea...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  13. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Only three more shopping days to get your favorite blogger a Christmas present. Here is my early gift to you: a mailbag. Benjamin P. from Westerville, Ohio, writes: While I think the OSU penalties are about right, it always seems that the ones...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  14. Long road back to college for Jim Tressel

    Brian Bennett

    Jim Tressel turned 59 earlier this month. If he wants to coach college football again, he almost certainly will have to wait until at least Dec. 17, 2016, when he would be 64. The NCAA delivered, if not a fatal blow, then a serious setback to the ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  15. Urban Meyer statement on OSU penalties

    Brian Bennett

    New Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has issued a statement about the penalties handed down by the NCAA. Meyer had told recruits not to expect anything more than what the school had self-imposed, but the NCAA added a bowl ban in 2012 and more schola...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  16. Notes from NCAA call on Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA just held a conference call with reporters to answer questions about the penalties it handed down to Ohio State. SEC associate commissioner Greg Sankey, a member of the NCAA committee on infractions, handled the questions. Here are some note...

    Blog | December 20, 2011