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  1. In playoff era, will Rose stay as sweet?

    Brian Bennett

    For several years, the Rose Bowl logo was nearly ubiquitous around Michigan State's practice facility, serving as a constant reminder of the team's ultimate goal. The Spartans finally made it back to Pasadena last year for the first time since the...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Don't count B1G out of playoff just yet

    Brian Bennett

    Some national reaction to the news of Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury is focusing not only on the harsh consequences for Ohio State but also on the impact for the Big Ten as a whole. Mark Schlabach basically says the league's quest for...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Tough slates tougher on some B1G teams

    Brian Bennett

    The move toward stronger nonconference schedules by the Big Ten and other leagues is already yielding benefits for fans. As teams gear up to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee, several high-profile intersectional future matchups...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  5. Playoff should see Midwest as Super, too

    Brian Bennett

    Here's a crazy notion: the biggest game in football being played not in some tropical locale but smack dab in the Midwest. It's true. The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and its forthcoming new stadium. Minneapolis was on...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Your second serving of my mailbag for the week has arrived ... @JeffHurdaCow via Twitter writes: Do you think that the Big Ten will get a team into the playoff, and who is more likely? Brian Bennett: That's really the key question for 2014, isn...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. Five things: Wichita State rolls vs. Aces

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- Make it 32-0. No. 2 Wichita State continued its flawless record into the postseason on Friday afternoon, rolling past Evansville 80-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals at the Scottrade Center. The Shockers...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  8. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 3

    Brian Bennett

    We're down to the cream of the crop now with our top three players from the 2013 Big Ten season. Before the morning is over, we will have revealed who is No. 1. As a reminder, the list is based only on last season's performance during the 2013 sea...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  9. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 11

    Brian Bennett

    Right now in our Big Ten player countdown, we wrap up the final player who finished outside the top 10 of our illustrious list. (Which, as another reminder, only takes into account 2013 performance.) And for the second straight spot, a Wisconsin runn...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  10. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 19

    Brian Bennett

    The postseason Top 25 countdown has reached the teens now. As a reminder, this list takes into account 2013 performance only and not any other factors such as NFL potential. This next guy definitely has pro possibilities, though, after an outstand...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  11. Big Ten postseason player rankings: No. 25

    Brian Bennett

    You know it, you love it, you can't live without it. That's right; it's time once again for our biannual Big Ten Top 25 player rankings. We did this before the season began, of course, taking into account past performance and potential for the yea...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  12. Best and worst of the Big Ten bowls

    Brian Bennett

    As we continue to wrap up the 2013 bowl season, let's take a look at some of the best and worst of the Big Ten's seven postseason games: Best game: Michigan State's 24-20 win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO. The Orange Bowl ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  13. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hey, everybody, I'm back in my usual Wednesday slot now that the holidays are over. Answering your emails always feels like a holiday, however. Let's get to it: Pat from Iowa writes: With the new playoff system in place next year, will it help or ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. Poll: Big Ten bowl MVP

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten only won two of its seven postseason games, but there were some outstanding performances during the bowls by league players. Which one was the best? We'll let you decide out of these five candidates: Michigan State QB Connor Cook: ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  15. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten bowl season is officially over, which means we have eight months without another real game featuring a league team. But the Big Ten Monday chat is still here. We can discuss all the postseason games, plus offseason news and what to exp...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  16. B1G bowl opponent primer: Stanford

    Brian Bennett

    We conclude our look at Big Ten bowl opponents with an examination of the league's highest-ranked postseason foe, which appropriately awaits in the Grandaddy ... ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY VIZIO Michigan State (11-1) vs. Stanford (11-2) Pasaden...

    Blog | December 13, 2013