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  1. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  2. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Fill in the blank: ___ will be the first Big East player taken in the NFL draft. Mel Kiper talks about why he likes Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. Michigan has every intention of playing UConn at the Rent in 2013, unless the Huskies d...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  3. It's a wrap: Big East pro days

    Brian Bennett

    All eight Big East teams have completed their pro day workouts for NFL scouts. Keep in mind that only a few Big East teams made times and performances available. Here are a few of the highlights: Cincinnati: Running back Isaiah Pead clocked a 4...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  4. Big East: Coaching carousel

    Brian Bennett

    When the 2011 season ended, all appeared tranquil throughout Big East coaching land. Of the eight headed coaches in the league at the time, only Greg Schiano had more than five years at his school. The other seven had three seasons or fewer under ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  5. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to your mid-week edition of the mailblog. One last time for all those asking in the mailbag -- West Virginia is officially in the Big 12 blog on ESPN, so check there for all updates and lunchtime links. West Virginia players are included in t...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  6. Pitt hires Engram as receivers coach

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt has hired former NFL standout Bobby Engram as receivers coach, the school announced Friday. Engram, who played in the NFL for 14 seasons following his Penn State career, served as an offensive assistant this past season with the San Francisco...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  7. How did top Big East top 2008 recruits do?

    Brian Bennett

    Our friends at ESPN Recruiting Nation took a look back at the ESPNU 150 recruits in the class of 2008 to see how they fared. The Big East had four players on that list, all at Pitt. No. 25 Jonathan Baldwin, WR. Baldwin was a top performer at Pitt,...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. The Top 100 players in the NFL are from ...

    Brian Bennett

    So NFL.com polled its players to come up with the Top 100 NFL players of 2011. There is good news and bad news for the Big East on this list. The good news -- the Big East led the way among the six automatic qualifying conferences with 16 players. Th...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  9. Friday Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    The time has come once again for another mailblog. (Pause while you dance for joy). One feature that will begin Monday because many of you asked for it: team position rankings. I know I have been behind the other bloggers with this, but I wanted to f...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  10. Heart of the City: Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a closer look at city schools in college football. Our definition of a city school is one that competes in the same city/market as an NFL franchise. The Big East has a few of them. Let's examine the Pittsburgh Panthers School: Pittsbu...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  11. Big East succeeding in player development

    Brian Bennett

    Well, maybe the Big East didn't have a whole bunch of players go in the first two rounds of the recent NFL Draft. (Just two, actually.) Then again, that's not too surprising if you're the type to study recruiting rankings. The Big East doesn't bri...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I hope you can tear yourselves away from coverage of the Royal wedding long enough to concentrate on some football. I've spent approximately zero minutes watching or thinking about the proceedings across the ponds. Let's kick start the weekend wit...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. Big East draft bargains

    Brian Bennett

    Adam Rittenberg did this over at the Big Ten blog, and I thought it was an idea worth stealing. We know the Big East isn't going to dominate the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, but there are several good players from the league who can he...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    March mailbag madness! Greg from Chicago writes: Question 1: Who is your dark horse for the Heisman in the Big East besides Geno Smith? My assumptions would be someone like Zach Collaros or Ray Graham? Question 2: If South Florida's B.J. Daniels h...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. Some final NFL combine numbers, notes

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL combine has wrapped up, and we can all go back to not caring how quickly a guy can navigate a set of cones in shorts and a T-shirt for another year. But first, let's hit some final numbers. Here is where Big East players ranked among the t...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  16. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So, did everybody have a good Presidents Day? I celebrated by watching "All the President's Men" and "Dead Presidents" and singing "The Mediocre Presidents" song from "The Simpsons" ("There's William Henry Harrison -- 'I died in 30 days!'"). Not e...

    Blog | February 22, 2011