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  1. Syracuse announces class of 27

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse's third class under Doug Marrone is complete with 27 signees. The group includes four state players of the year and seven who played on state championship teams. Ten states are represented in the group, including 11 from New York. Six hav...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  2. Q&A with Cincinnati's Kerry Coombs, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    Kerry Coombs is as Cincinnati as a coach can be. He was a highly successful, longtime high school coach in the city, leading Colerain to an Ohio state championship in 2004. The next year, he joined Brian Kelly's staff as a defensive backs assistant a...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  3. Buckeyes-Spartans gets primetime slot

    Brian Bennett

    There has never really been any doubt about what Big Ten conference game is the biggest of the 2014 season: Ohio State at Michigan State on Nov. 8. It's the rematch of last year's Big Ten championship game. It features two teams that should begin ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. New cast continues Buckeyes' chase

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer is always trying to find new ways to motivate his players. Last spring, he had a banner put up in the Ohio State field house reading "The Chase ..." in reference to the Buckeyes' championship pursuits. Meyer said he tho...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. Spartans look to handle, build on success

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big Ten entered the offseason on a bigger high than Michigan State. That's understandable, given that the Spartans won the league championship, beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation. It was the program's be...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Season wrap: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Rarely have there been better times to be a Michigan State football fan than right now. The Spartans finished 13-1, won a Big Ten championship and captured their first Rose Bowl berth and victory since 1988. Mark Dantonio's team ended up at No. 3 ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  7. Big Ten bowl picks rewind

    Brian Bennett

    I won the regular season picks contest by a mere one game. Adam Rittenberg tied up the overall race by correctly picking Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game. That meant we were all tied up at 80-17 heading into the bowls. The postseaso...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Motivation not a problem for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Immediately following the loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and several of his assistants hit the road to recruit. Recruiting is as much salesmanship as anything, so the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Legends and Leaders leave the limelight

    Brian Bennett

    Last weekend's Big Ten championship game marked the end of an era. No, we're not talking about Ohio State's winning streak. It was the closing of the first chapter of division alignment in the Big Ten. And you know what that means: Goodbye, Legend...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  10. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 15

    Brian Bennett

    With apologies to Ohio State fans, the Big Ten championship game was a smashing success. Two top-10 teams battling it out in prime time with national title implications created the most juice in the game's short history. According to the overnight...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. Instant analysis: Michigan State 34, OSU 24

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State knew it was probably going to the Rose Bowl whether it won or lost in the Big Ten championship game. But all week long, the Spartans insisted they had no interest in backing their way into Pasadena. After knocking of...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  12. Pregame ponderables: B1G title game

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Greetings from Lucas Oil Stadium, where No. 10 Michigan State and No. 2 Ohio State will soon square off for the Big Ten championship. I'm no weatherman, but I can safely predict it will be about 72 degrees at kickoff. Or about 50 d...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  13. Notes from Urban Meyer in Indy

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer dropped the newsiest item of the Big Ten championship game coaches' press conferences when he told the media that offensive lineman Marcus Hall would not start Saturday night's game. The Buckeyes' secon...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Marcus Hall won't start for Ohio State Buckeyes after ejection

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State offensive lineman Marcus Hall won't start Saturday's Big Ten championship game against Michigan State because of his actions last week in the team's win over Michigan, head coach Urban Meyer sad Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  15. Podcast: Championship week

    Brian Bennett

    I joined Matt Barrie and Ivan Maisel on the ESPNU College Football Podcast today to talk about the Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Michigan State. Reporters from other leagues also chimed in on their title-game tilts this weekend. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  16. One last hurdle remains for Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Before No. 11 Michigan State could start thinking about next week's Big Ten championship game and possible BCS scenarios, it had to finish the regular season against Minnesota. That did not come easily. The Spartans scored t...

    Blog | November 30, 2013