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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Saw Jack White perform "Seven Nation Army" live this weekend. Felt like I was back in a Big Ten football stadium. Soon enough. A pair of freshman wide receivers left Wisconsin, which needs all the help it can get at that position. Penn State pi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Big Ten rankings: No. 15, Max Bullough

    Brian Bennett

    Our postseason Big Ten player rankings march on, as we reach the top 15 and land on our second Michigan State defender. Remember, these rankings are all about last year's performance only. This next guy was the anchor for one of the nation's top defe...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. PSU's Stankiewitch a Rimington finalist

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State senior Matt Stankiewitch has been named one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation's top center. The full list of finalists: Mario Benavides, Louisville Braxston Cave, Notre Dame Dalton Freeman, Clem...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  4. Braxton Miller a finalist for Manning Award

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State sophomore Braxton Miller has been named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback. Here's the bad news for Miller: this award takes candidates' bowl performances into account. Of course, he wo...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  5. Braxton Miller is O'Brien Award finalist

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State sophomore Braxton Miller has been named as one of three finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top quarterback. The other two finalists are Kansas State's Collin Klein and Texas A&M's John...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. College football -- Penn State Nittany Lions' Michael Mauti becom...

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti has become a forceful leader for the Nittany Lions as well as one of the nation's top defensive players. Penn State has won three in a row and faces No. 24 Northwestern on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope you're having a better week than Bobby Petrino: The rich get richer: Ohio State got a commitment from one of the nation's top tight ends. Not to be outdone, Michigan received a verbal pledge from a blue-chip linebacker. The Wolverines are ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. Ohio State announces class of 25

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class is ranked among the top five or 10 in the nation, according to most analysts. The first group of recruits under Urban Meyer is complete, after signing-day pledges by offensive lineman Kyle Dodson and linebacker J...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  9. Penn State scandal reaction from the Web

    Brian Bennett

    The Penn State sex scandal is the story in college football today, and maybe the biggest story in all of sports. To avoid getting bogged down in the regular lunch links and to give you an idea of what people around the nation are saying about the Jer...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  10. Penn State to renew rivalry with Pittsburgh

    Brian Bennett

    One of the nation's most curiously dormant in-state rivalries is set to renew again, as Penn State announced Tuesday that it would resume its series with Pittsburgh in 2016. The Nittany Lions are scheduled to play at Pitt's Heinz Field on Sept. 10...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  11. Cincinnati off to strong start

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Cincinnati is doing its best to repel any thoughts of a Fresno State upset. The Bulldogs' shaky defense can't contain the nation's highest-scoring team, which has scored touchdowns on its first two drives, bot...

    Blog | September 26, 2009
  12. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Louisville Regional

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If form holds, tonight's game between top seed Louisville and No. 2 Middle Tennessee State should feature plenty of offense. Both teams can mash the ball, and they each have one of the nation's top sluggers. The Cardinals' Chris ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  13. One-on-one coverage: UConn RB Donald Brown

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Donald Brown leads the nation in rushing, and his average of 167.7 yards per game is 20 yards more than his closest competitor, Michigan State's Javon Ringer. David Butler II/US Presswire Dona...

    Blog | October 22, 2008
  14. No Bull: Kansas-South Florida an important game

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Seventeen years ago, Jim Leavitt and Mark Mangino were on-the-make assistants at Kansas State, trying to help turn one of the nation's most miserable major programs into something worthwhile. Learning at the feet of...

    Blog | September 11, 2008