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  1. ESPN's Big Ten all-freshman team

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten doesn't put out an all-freshman team. But we do. Here are our picks for the top first-year players in the league in 2014: Offense QB: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State: Well, duh. RB: Justin Jackson, Northwestern: In the year of the runni...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  2. Buckeyes make emphatic case for playoff

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The debate will continue until the College Football Playoff selection committee reveals its picks for the four-team field, and the controversy surely won't stop then. Does No. 5 Ohio State belong in the playoff over Big 12 co-champ...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  3. Big Ten playoff tracker: Dec. 3

    Brian Bennett

    How does the Big Ten's remaining College Football Playoff contender stand just days before the selection committee makes its actual picks? Let's take a look: Ohio State Record: 11-1 (8-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 5 Next major obstacle: Saturday ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    There are just four weeks left in the regular season, a month to go for players to build their cases for individual awards. We've been tracking the races all season and have unanimous picks right now for our offensive and defensive player of the y...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  5. Spartans new favorite in writers' poll

    Brian Bennett

    I demand a recount! That's what Cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises basically said after Braxton Miller's injury. He annually conducts the only thing close to a preseason Big Ten poll by asking beat writers around the league to pick their order of fin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Writers tab Ohio State to win Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten, for whatever reason, does not issue an official preseason predicted order of finish like just about every other league. Luckily, we've got Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com to pick up the slack. Lesmerises once again has organized an u...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  7. Phil Steele picks his All-Big Ten teams

    Brian Bennett

    Few preseason prognosticators create as much excitement around their summer picks as Phil Steele. The college football guru packs a tremendous amount of information and research into his preseason magazines. And Steele has released his choices for...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Taylor Lewan leads B1G in new mock drafts

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten had only one first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Will things improve in 2014? ESPN.com NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay say yes, but not by a landslide. In their newest mock drafts, Kiper has four Big Ten players in...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  9. Big Ten bowl picks rewind

    Brian Bennett

    I won the regular season picks contest by a mere one game. Adam Rittenberg tied up the overall race by correctly picking Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game. That meant we were all tied up at 80-17 heading into the bowls. The postseaso...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  10. BCS era has been good to Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    In a little more than a week, the BCS era of college football will come to an end. So let's take a moment to celebrate the team that enjoyed more BCS success than anyone else: Ohio State. (We'll pause here to let SEC fans pick their jaws up from t...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  11. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Our Week 13 predictions might have seemed a bit boring, as Adam and I picked the same teams to win each game. But there's nothing boring about perfection, and we each crushed it by going 6-0. But that also meant there was no movement in our season...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  12. Poll: Midseason defensive MVP

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this week, we shared our picks for some midseason award winners in the Big Ten. Now we want to know what you think. With half the season in the books, who is the defensive player of the year so far in the league? The choices: Wisconsin...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  13. Poll: Midseason offensive MVP

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this week, we shared our picks for some midseason award winners in the Big Ten. Now we want to know what you think. With half the season in the books, who is the offensive player of the year so far in the league? The choices: Wisconsin...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  14. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 5

    Brian Bennett

    Our stalemate in the pick-off was broken this past week, as Adam surged ahead by one after correctly pegging the Iowa-Minnesota game in an otherwise short week. WEEK 5/SEASON RECORD Adam Rittenberg: 4-0, 44-6 (.880) Brian Bennett: 3-1, 43-7 (....

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  15. Big Ten writers pick Ohio State to win title

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State is naturally the favorite to win the Big Ten title. And, according to a poll of league writers, an overwhelming favorite. The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises organized a poll of 26 conference writers, including Adam and me, and...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. Purdue fans make nonleague picks

    Brian Bennett

    Recently, we asked you to pick the nonconference opponent you'd most like to see your favorite team play in the near future. You could pick a team already on the upcoming schedule or one that inexplicably hasn't been added. This has been a fun exe...

    Blog | June 26, 2013