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  1. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Time for one final peek into the mailblog before the weekend starts. Patrick in Chicago writes: Andrea, great article on Ralph David Abernathy IV. Nice to see UC still has good stories written about the athletes that deserve it and not just the ba...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  2. Big East: Did you know

    Brian Bennett

    Time for a little Big East did you know. Thanks to the league and school sports information offices, and ESPN Stats & Information for the great notes. UConn and Iowa State are playing for the first time since 2002. The Huskies won the game 37...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  3. Pitt lands star running back

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh received some good news today when highly-regarded running back prospect Jameel Poteat gave the Panthers a verbal commitment. Poteat is ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 18 running back in his class by ESPN's Scouts Inc. He was ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  4. Take your pick: Devine vs. Lewis

    Brian Bennett

    Let's take a brief hiatus from all of the expansion madness for a fun debate topic this afternoon courtesy of reader Luke from Morgantown, W.Va. He writes: "Hey, Brian, who do you think will have more yards next season, Noel or Dion?" That shou...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  5. Q&A with Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    It was just a couple of years ago when people wondered if Dave Wannstedt was the right guy to lead Pittsburgh back to prominence. You don't hear that much anymore now that Wannstedt guided Pitt to 19 wins in the past two years, including the school's...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  6. Biggest shoes to fill in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    A year ago at this time, the Big East was dealing with the loss of a plethora of stars, including some of the best players in league history. Guys like Pat White, Donald Brown, Kenny Britt, LeSean McCoy and Scott McKillop seemed difficult, if not imp...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  7. Winners and losers from draft declarations

    Brian Bennett

    Now that we know for sure which underclassmen are leaving for the NFL, it's time to declare winners and losers from the Big East: Winners West Virginia: Getting both Noel Devine and Jock Sanders back was a big, and somewhat unexpected, boost. T...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  8. Pitt's Lewis defies all freshmen standards

    Brian Bennett

    True freshmen aren't supposed to do what Dion Lewis is doing. James Lang/US PresswirePittsburgh running back Dion Lewis has been a major contributor as a true freshmen.They're supposed to hit a wall at some point in the season, especially ...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  9. Big East exceeding all expectations

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett I will borrow a technique from Stephen Colbert as I pose a question. Big East: Great league or greatest league? That's facetious, of course, but only to a point. You don't hear much laughing about the Big E...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  10. Frosh phenom Lewis surpassing all expectations at Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett From the moment Dion Lewis enrolled early in January, Pittsburgh's coaches have been impressed with the true freshman running back. Kevin Hoffman/US Presswire Dion Lewis is on pace fo...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  11. Midseason review: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Things could be even better for Pittsburgh right now. The Panthers had a 31-17 lead late in the third quarter at NC State but couldn't hold on, falling 38-31. Had they won that game, they would be 7-0 right no...

    Blog | October 20, 2009
  12. Big East midseason review

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Reports of the Big East's demise were greatly exaggerated. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images Tony Pike has completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns with just three...

    Blog | October 20, 2009
  13. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Though he does it well, South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels doesn't like to run, Greg Auman says in the St. Petersburg Times. Jeff Adams has finally gained back all the weight he lost from a summer bout...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  14. Graham coming on strong for Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett I wrote earlier today about how Connecticut has overcome the loss of Donald Brown with the 1-2 punch of Andre Dixon and Jordan Todman. UConn's opponent this week may be close to doing the same thing. Pittsburg...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  15. Pitt off to fast start under the radar

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Pittsburgh is 3-0 for the first time since 2000. The Panthers are 13-4 in their last 17 games. They've won all their games by at least 13 points this year. This sure looks like a team on the rise. Except, appa...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  16. What we learned in the Big East, Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett 1. West Virginia can be as good as it wants to be: Despite a couple of muffed punts and a spate of penalties, the Mountaineers beat East Carolina 35-20. They had 509 yards of offense and got a superstar performan...

    Blog | September 13, 2009