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  1. Happy Thanksgiving from the Big Ten blog

    Brian Bennett

    A few things we're thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day: Rivalry week. Even if there's not a ton at stake in this weekend's game, there will be a lot of good old-fashioned hate at play. Seniors. This will be the final game before bowl season (...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  2. Separation week in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    You know how we like to give nicknames to certain weeks of the college football season, like Showdown Saturday or Rivalry Week? Well, call this Separation Saturday (and Friday) in the Big East. All eight teams are playing conference games for the ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  3. B1G early look: Setting up Week 9

    Brian Bennett

    Curse the double bye, as we have another week coming up with just five Big Ten games. But there are a few good ones on tap, including a couple intriguing rivalries. Here's your early look at the storylines for Week 9: 1. Can Michigan close the Bun...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Boilers take last (for now), best shot at ND

    Brian Bennett

    With all the attention last week focused on the ending of the Michigan-Notre Dame series, it was easy to forget that another long-running rivalry involving the Irish and the Big Ten is going on a break. Purdue and Notre Dame will meet for the 86t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. Maryland-PSU a simmering new rivalry?

    Brian Bennett

    Maryland and Rutgers officially join the Big Ten on July 1, less than two weeks from now. The reaction from most Big Ten fans, of course, can be summed up in two words: Ho hum. But what could quickly change the reaction is a new rivalry being crea...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    The regular season is over, but there's still plenty to discuss. We've got a top-10 matchup in the Big Ten title game. There are bowls to be decided. And there is a news-filled rivalry weekend to pore over. So come on by my weekly Big Ten Monday c...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    The division titles are wrapped up, but that sure doesn't mean the season is over. We've got a great week of rivalry games ahead, plus bowl bids to be decided and that interesting little tilt looming in Indianapolis. So come on by my weekly Monday...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    My Big Ten chat is back in its regular time slot on Monday. And we've got a lot of things to talk about, from Hail Marys to rivalry statements to the upcoming week of action and the league race. So stop on by at 3 p.m. ET, and we'll discuss it all...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  9. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Take that and rewind it back. Team of the week: Penn State. Plenty of candidates this week, as Michigan ended Michigan State's four-game winning streak in the rivalry, Nebraska got a much-needed road victory and Wisconsin kept chopping in the Axe ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  10. Michigan still needs BCS bump

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan finally got over the hump in its rivalry with Ohio State on Saturday, but it didn't benefit in the latest BCS standings. The 10-2 Wolverines actually fell a spot in the standings, dropping to No. 16 after sitting 15th last week. They must...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  11. Halftime: Michigan State 21, Minnesota 17

    Brian Bennett

    All three Big Ten halftime scores are surprising. This one may be the biggest head-scratcher. Yes, Minnesota beat Iowa last week, but most people figured the Gophers got up emotionally in the rivalry game and would fall back down in a tough road ...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  12. Pitt-Penn State came together quickly

    Brian Bennett

    The Pittsburgh-Penn State rivalry is one athletic director Steve Pederson always wanted to renew. So imagine his reaction when he heard from Penn State athletic director Tim Curley last week, asking about getting the game back on the schedule. Ped...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  13. What to watch in the Big East: Week 7

    Brian Bennett

    1. Conference play in full swing: Last week, half the league got started in Big East play. This week, the other half gets going, and the slate features two pretty good rivalry games -- South Florida vs. West Virginia and Cincinnati vs. Louisville in ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  14. Why Big East fans should root for Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Forget your conference rivalries for a week. No matter your allegiance, if you're a fan of Big East football, you should root for Pittsburgh this weekend at Notre Dame. Many of you would already do that because of the strong feelings the Irish ins...

    Blog | October 06, 2010