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  1. Big East NFL prospects for 2013

    Brian Bennett

    As it stands today, there are only two players from the Big East listed on Mel Kiper's top 5 player rankings by position for the 2012 draft -- Mohamed Sanu at receiver and Bruce Irvin at outside linebacker. But take heart, my friends. Next season ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  2. Practice report: West Virginia

    Brian Bennett

    We are at the end of our practice reports for each Big East team. What lingering questions are left for West Virginia? 1. Running back rotation. There is so much talent at tailback and fullback, coach Dana Holgorsen says he plans to play seven pla...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  3. Big East and 2012 NFL draft

    Brian Bennett

    For those who missed it, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. is out with his early look at the top juniors and seniors at their respective positions. The Big East is represented with seven players. Let's start with the seniors: Senior running backs N...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  4. West Virginia Mountaineers spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2010 overall record: 9-4 2010 conference record: 5-2, tied for first in Big East Returning starters: Offense: 8. Defense: 4. Punter/kicker: 1. Top returners: QB Geno Smith, WR Tavon Austin, DE Bruce Irvin, DE Julian Miller, CB Keith Tand...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Jeremy Deering is starring in his move to tailback for Rutgers. Are you listening, Savon Huggins? Brandon Coleman, a 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman receiver, is also turning heads at Scarlet Knights practices this spring. Dana Holgorsen's offense is "a...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  6. Friday Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Happy Tax Day (though is there anything happy about this date?). Your emails are never taxing for me to answer. Let's get to it: Bradley from Little Birch, W.Va., writes: I just read your article about how the transition from Stew to Holgorsen wil...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  7. The Big East's 1,000-yard backs in 2011

    Brian Bennett

    The number 1,000 is like Mount Everest for a college running back. Forget for a moment that over 12 regular season games plus a bowl, a runner has to average fewer than 77 yards per game to reach the milestone of 1,000 yards in a year. It's still a m...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  8. West Virginia searching for top tailback

    Brian Bennett

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- It's early, real early, this spring for West Virginia, which began practice later than any Big East team. But one thing seems pretty clear in the initial going: the Mountaineers have a wide-open competition at running back. Th...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  9. Q&A with West Virginia's Bill Stewart, Part II

    Brian Bennett

    Here's Part II of my conversation with West Virginia coach Bill Stewart. You can read Part I here. This is the first time in a few years you haven't known who your starting tailback will be. How do you see that position this spring? Bill Stew...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  10. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Once again, circumstances have forced me to move the regular Tuesday mailbag to Wednesday. But better late than never, right? Mike from Somerville, N.J., writes: To add or respond to your comments last week regarding the security of Greg Schiano, ...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  11. Big East spring preview

    Brian Bennett

    Spring practice is just around the corner -- South Florida will be on its new practice fields next week, while other Big East teams will follow suit shortly after. So here's a look at what to expect from each league team this spring. Cincinnati...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  12. Q&A with WVU's Dana Holgorsen, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    There's no more intriguing figure in the Big East for 2011 than Dana Holgorsen. The new West Virginia offensive coordinator/head-coach-in-waiting brings his high-powered offense to Morgantown, as everyone will be watching how the relationship between...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  13. Best Big East games of 2010: No. 1

    Brian Bennett

    The countdown is over. Here is my choice for the best Big East game of 2010: No. 1 Connecticut 16, West Virginia 13 (OT) on Oct. 29 at Rentschler Field Why this one: Was it the prettiest game in the world? No. Was it the most meaningful? You...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  14. Three keys: Champs Sports Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Here are three keys for West Virginia in Tuesday's Champs Sports Bowl showdown against NC State: 1. Pressure Russell Wilson: Well, sure, you always want to get pressure on the opposing quarterback. But that's an even more important goal against Wi...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  15. Champs Sports Bowl: West Virginia (9-3) vs. NC State (8-4)

    Brian Bennett

    The No. 2 bowl in the Big East pecking order is also the second-earliest bowl for the league. West Virginia gets back to action after a few weeks of wild coaching news. Here's a quick preview of Tuesday night's Champs Sports Bowl: WHO TO WATCH: We...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  16. West Virginia regular season recap

    Brian Bennett

    Most programs would sign up for a 9-3 record, Top 25 final ranking and a Florida bowl game. But with West Virginia, so much more seemed possible. This was the deepest, most experienced team Bill Stewart has had in his three years as head coach, es...

    Blog | December 07, 2010