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  1. Big Ten mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm back on the mailbag today. It's been too long. What's on your mind? Fred S. from Washington, D.C., writes: Read with interest regarding a path for BIG to the playoff. I see where you still hold out Michigan State after their 19-point loss. Wh...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. The Big Ten's path to the playoff

    Brian Bennett

    Week 2 confirmed what many had long suspected: the Big Ten's most recent expansion moves were a mistake. Yes, Maryland and Rutgers are really regretting joining a less relevant league. I kid, I kid! (Hey, it's better to laugh than cry, right?). Th...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten went 8-5 in Week 2, and we learned some things in the process. Brace yourself; this won't be pretty. 1. The Midwest misery index is at an all-time high: Don't completely count out the Big Ten from the College Football Playoff; we're a ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    We're only one week into the season, but your fearless Big Ten reporting crew is projecting how the postseason will shape up for the league. (Repeat after me: There are 14 weeks left). And we have some immediate changes from our preseason projecti...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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