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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Which won't be anything different for my pooch. Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has a comprehensive look at the Big Ten's polarizing East Coast push. Retiring Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner res...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Never forget. Tim Beckman, a former Oklahoma State assistant, said he was shocked by the Sports Illustrated allegations about the Cowboys program. There is optimism now around Illinois. Indiana freshmen are getting acclimated on defense. Hoosie...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Beckman, Ferentz make worst coaches list

    Brian Bennett

    Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has come out with his 10 best and five worst head coaches heading into the 2013 season, and the news is not good for Illinois and Iowa. The Big Ten claims 40 percent of the worst coaches list as Illinois' Tim Be...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Audio reveals more Gee controversy

    Brian Bennett

    We don't want to beat this story about Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee's controversial December comments into the ground. But Sports Illustrated has posted the entire audio from Gee's talk during a Dec. 5 meeting of the Buckeyes athletic board, an...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    No barking from the dog. No smog. And mama cooked the breakfast with no hog. Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples likes Michigan State a whole lot more than most in his post-spring Top 25. New Hall of Famer Percy Snow was always a high-impact guy fo...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  6. What they're saying: Big Ten expansion

    Brian Bennett

    Regular lunchtime links are coming up soon, but here is a sampling of what people are saying about the Big Ten expansion plans to add Maryland and Rutgers to the league: Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel: "According to a television executive famili...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  7. Book excerpt chronicles Paterno exit

    Brian Bennett

    Sportswriter Joe Posnanski sure had some interesting timing. Last summer, Posnanski -- who was a columnist and senior writer for Sports Illustrated -- decided to move to State College and spend a year working on a biography of Joe Paterno. He had ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy madness. Hoping for some great games at the Yum! today. Brady Hoke handed out copies of the recent Sports Illustrated story on UCLA basketball to Michigan staffers, underlying how quickly success can fade if details aren't followed. Ryan Va...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Catching up after a long weekend ... Bearcat Olympics are underway. UConn is making plans for a sports complex upgrade. Who makes the Sports Illustrated two-star and fewer team? How about Ryan Griffin, Khaseem Greene and Hakeem Smith? Pitt ...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  10. LeGrand's return voted SI moment of year

    Brian Bennett

    Eric LeGrand has inspired countless people as he continues in his quest to walk again. That showed in a major way Tuesday when Sports Illustrated unveiled its 2011 Moment of the Year -- LeGrand's return. The choice was left up to readers this year...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I think I need to see that Steve Bartman play one more time ... Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez has grown comfortable playing on the road. Jared Crick is motivated to perform after sitting out last week. Sports Illustrated profiles the Wis...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Let's hit the links: Brady Hoke can seemingly do no wrong so far in Ann Arbor, Stewart Mandel writes in Sports Illustrated. The Buckeyes should be wary of Hoke and the Wolverines, Michael Arace writes. Mike Vrabel's NFL experience should help o...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  13. Todd Graham: Pitt will win with character

    Brian Bennett

    I had a chance to catch up with new Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham on Wednesday for a forthcoming spring preview Q&A. I also had to ask Graham about the Sports Illustrated/CBS News story last week that highlighted all of the program's legal prob...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  14. Report highlights Pitt's legal problems

    Brian Bennett

    Sports Illustrated and CBS News teamed up to do an extensive investigation into the criminal background of every player on SI's preseason top 25 from last year. Its findings shed Pittsburgh in a negative light. According to the report posted onlin...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  15. Oversigning in the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples has an interesting look at the practice of oversigning, including this chart on the biggest oversigners in college football the past five years. NCAA rules limit teams to 85 scholarship players at any given time a...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  16. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel grades the offseason coaching hires, and he likes Paul Pasqualoni a lot better than Todd Graham. Dennis Dodd ranks the coaching hires in order and puts Graham at No. 2 and Pasqualoni at No. 6. Jim Leavitt is exci...

    Blog | January 20, 2011