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  1. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    There was a lot of good and some bad during opening week for the Big Ten, which went 12-2 but missed a golden opportunity Saturday night with Wisconsin. Let's review: Team of the week: Rutgers. That's right. All the naysayers (and you can include ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    Let's begin the rewind with a little chop talk. Players and coaches from Wisconsin and Minnesota nearly brawled following the Badgers' 20-7 win at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. The brief altercation happened when Wisconsin brought Paul Bunyan's Ax...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's mail time. I'll warn you in advance, it's going to get weird at the end. Jason from Columbus writes: Brian, Iowa is the only FBS team in the country that has not allowed a rushing touchdown in the country this season. Ohio State is 12th in th...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  4. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 7

    Brian Bennett

    Conference play is in full swing, so it's time once again to gauge where players stand in the individual Big Ten awards races. Remember, there's still plenty of time left, and these will fluctuate quite a bit until we get deep into the season: Gra...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 1

    Brian Bennett

    Exhale. You wait nearly nine months for the return of college football, to see players and coaches that have been endlessly analyzed all offseason, and then it all spills out on opening weekend. So of course the natural inclination is to make imme...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. Instant analysis: Penn State 23, Syracuse 17

    Brian Bennett

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A pair of new starting quarterbacks in an opening game led to a predictably choppy afternoon at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. It was only a 6-3 game at halftime, but both teams made some big plays in the second half and create...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  7. Best and worst of 2012: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    Our look at the best moment and worst moment for each Big Ten team in 2012 continues now with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Best moment: A win for the seniors The 2012 Penn State senior class earned a honored place in team history by helping ke...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  8. Season report card: Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    Your favorite teacher is back with more grades for each Big Ten team. We're judging each squad on its offense, defense, special teams and overall performance in the 2012 regular season. Up now: the Penn State Nittany Lions. Offense: A-minus ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. Poll: Big Ten's best game in 2012

    Brian Bennett

    Christmas is behind us, and as we wait for the new year we're seeing a lot of year-end, best-of lists. So we thought we'd get in the spirit by trying to figure out the best conference game from the Big Ten's 2012 regular season. It wasn't a year f...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Ficken's kickin' no longer a PSU problem

    Brian Bennett

    After the worst day of his life as a kicker, Sam Ficken found out how many people were in his corner. The Penn State sophomore suffered through a nightmarish performance in Week 2 at Virginia, missing four of his five field goal attempts and an ex...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  11. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    Remember November (third). Team of the week: They drive their fans crazy, but no one can doubt the heart and the will of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Again on the ropes in the fourth quarter this week, they rallied from a 10-point deficit at Michigan...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  12. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    When I am king of college football, one of my first moves will be to ban the phrase, "He's a good football player" from every coach's vocabulary. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that answer this week alone when Big Ten coaches were asked a...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  13. Previewing the Big Ten afternoon games

    Brian Bennett

    Four more Big Ten games are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here's a quick preview: Boston College (1-1) at Northwestern (2-0): The Wildcats seek a 3-0 start, all against BCS AQ opponents. Their defense took a step up last week against Vanderbilt...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  14. Friday Q&A: Penn State's Michael Mauti

    Brian Bennett

    Michael Mauti became one of the faces of Penn State football this summer with his outspoken defense of the program in the wake of heavy NCAA sanctions. The fifth-year-senior has also said a lot with his play so far this season for the 0-2 Nittany Lio...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. Backup kicker leaves Penn State

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State players and coaches have said they're sticking with Sam Ficken as their kicker despite his brutal outing last week at Virginia. The Nittany Lions now don't have many other options. Ficken's backup, freshman Matt Marcincin, has left the ...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  16. O'Brien says Robinson, Belton will start

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State's offense took major hits when star running back Silas Redd and top receiver Justin Brown transferred. But the Nittany Lions are beginning to find some answers in training camp. Head coach Bill O'Brien said in a teleconference with repo...

    Blog | August 16, 2012