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  1. ESPN's midseason All-Big Ten team

    Brian Bennett

    The regular season is at its halfway point, so we're presenting our selections for the midseason All-Big Ten team. Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska RB: Tevin Coleman, Indiana ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    We're six weeks into the season, so the Big Ten individual awards are starting to come into a little bit of focus now. We've been tracking them all season, even when it was ridiculously early to be doing so. Joining our weekly look at the offensiv...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 3

    Brian Bennett

    Three weeks' worth of games are in the book. That's not enough to decide the individual award races in the Big Ten, but it won't stop us from figuring out where those races stand. Our Big Ten reporters are voting weekly on the races, with players ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Preseason position preview: DL

    Brian Bennett

    You want to win in the Big Ten? Then you'd better have a strong defensive line. Being stout up front and strong enough to stop the run has long been a staple of success in this league. This year, several stars return at defensive end, including Ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to the hump day edition of the Big Ten mailbag. I'll have another one on Friday in Adam's usual time slot since he's on vacation, but I need questions. So send them here or hit us up on Twitter. @JeffHurdaCow via Twitter writes: After thin...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  6. Most indispensable players: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Summer's almost here, but we're still looking forward to the fall. Today, we begin a series looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the players who would be hardest ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. Spring breakout player: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    With spring practice officially behind us, we're taking a look at each Big Ten team and identifying a player who announced himself as a potential key performer this fall. These are guys who haven't played big roles yet but showed enough during the...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose. Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver. The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful. Cardale Jones and J.T. B...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Narduzzi sticking to the script vs. OSU

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It doesn't take much to get Pat Narduzzi fired up. But if you really want to get him going, ask about this year's Notre Dame game. In September, the Irish took advantage of four pass-interference penalties and a defensive-ho...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Randy Gregory in a rush toward greatness

    Brian Bennett

    Bo Pelini does not throw around comparisons to Ndamukong Suh lightly. So it was notable this week when the Nebraska head coach mentioned his former all-world defensive tackle in the same breath as sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory. "I'm not th...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Big Ten players on Outland, Nagurski lists

    Brian Bennett

    Have you caught preseason watch list fever yet? If so, please see a doctor. If not, well, be careful because we've got two more coming at you. The most recent watch lists involve two big awards: the Outland and the Bronco Nagurski trophies. The Ou...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  12. Phil Steele picks his 2013 All-B1G team

    Brian Bennett

    Tireless football previewer/prognosticator Phil Steele has come out with his preseason All-Big Ten teams, and when Steele gives predictions we usually lean forward in our chairs a little. His eponymous preseason magazine claims to be the most accu...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Links, Hump Day edition. Indiana is looking for leadership at linebacker (subscription required). The outlook for the Iowa defense this spring is murky. Where will the Hawkeyes' pass rush come from? ACL tears might change Michigan's plans for...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time: Josh from Gillette, Wyo., writes: I have had this weekend circled for months. The Huskers squeaked out what I would call a very quality win last week. However, it was virtually a home game for them, or neutral at best. Husker fans invad...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  15. Spartans defense helping offense improve

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's defense is getting a whole lot of offseason hype -- including a bunch in this space. The publicity is understandable given the returning talent and the performance by that defense last year. There's also a possible hidden advantag...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  16. Big Ten position rankings: DL (units)

    Brian Bennett

    With media days in our rearview mirror, we jump back into our preseason Big Ten position rankings. Last week we unveiled our rankings for individual defensive linemen. Now it's time to look at the defensive line units as a whole. Remember, these r...

    Blog | July 30, 2012