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  1. B1G players in Top 100: Part III

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season. These are based on expected contributions for the 2014 season, regardless of position. The list is being released in 20-player in...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. Jim Delany stays the course on media day

    Brian Bennett

    CHICAGO -- Unlike some of his counterparts from other leagues -- and unlike some of his own previous years here -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany didn't seem interested in making major headlines during his address to close out media day. Then aga...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Miller, Calhoun picked for top honors

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier, we told you about the Cleveland.com media poll predicting the Big Ten order of finish. It's a great resource since the league oddly declines to have its own official preseason poll. Well, the Big Ten also doesn't issue preseason all-confe...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Writers tab Ohio State to win Big Ten

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten, for whatever reason, does not issue an official preseason predicted order of finish like just about every other league. Luckily, we've got Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com to pick up the slack. Lesmerises once again has organized an u...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  5. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten season unofficially begins Monday with media days. So enjoy the weekend, and then let's get after it. Jeff Jones is not likely to play for Minnesota this season, even if he qualifies academically. Some highly rated prospects will be...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking more of your mailbag questions from Twitter these days, and we now have individual Twitter handles in addition to the ESPN Big Ten account. Make sure to follow each of us for all your league news. Here is mine. Now to the good stuff, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Preseason position preview: Specialists

    Brian Bennett

    We've been previewing each position group in the Big Ten, and we've gone through every level of the offense and defense. But that's only two-thirds of the game. Don't forget special teams. It can be hard to judge some of the new guys in the kickin...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Schedule analysis: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    Good news: the college football season begins five weeks from today. (Abilene Christian at Georgia State. Who's excited?) We can't wait, which is why we're peeking ahead and breaking down every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule in this new series. Up f...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Proof there is a God. Jay Paterno's lawsuit against Penn State contains some leaky logic, David Jones writes. Couldn't agree more. The defense should rest after saying just two words: Matt McGloin. Mark Dantonio shared photos of Michigan State'...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. Preseason position preview: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our preview of each position group in the Big Ten reaches its final stop on the defensive side: the secondary. The two best secondary players from last season both were drafted in the first round this spring: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. B1G awards watch list roundup

    Brian Bennett

    College football preseason awards watch lists are, at best, little more than a summertime curiosity these days and, at worst, an easy punchline. For one, there are far too many awards -- only country music likes to give itself as many trophies as ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Preseason position review: LB

    Brian Bennett

    Linebacker was arguably the deepest and most talented position in the Big Ten last year. This season, the position takes on a new look, as stars like Wisconsin's Chris Borland, Ohio State's Ryan Shazier, Michigan State's Denicos Allen and Max Bulloug...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    If anybody needs me this weekend, you can find me here. First, let's rock out to these links: Five things to know about Illinois' new offensive line coach. Northwestern landed a mobile quarterback for the 2015 class. There won't be literal fi...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    As you've probably noticed, we've switched the days up a bit with the mailbag as we've gone daily here in the last stretch of the offseason. Keep sending us your questions, especially on Twitter. Patrick from Davenport, Iowa, writes: In an imagin...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  16. Preseason position preview: DL

    Brian Bennett

    You want to win in the Big Ten? Then you'd better have a strong defensive line. Being stout up front and strong enough to stop the run has long been a staple of success in this league. This year, several stars return at defensive end, including Ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2014