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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    After an eight-win season that included the historic four-game winning streak in Big Ten play and a victory over Nebraska, Minnesota had a right to feel pretty good about itself in the offseason. Instead, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this messag...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Claeys comfortable back as Gophers DC

    Brian Bennett

    Tracy Claeys served as acting head coach when Minnesota went on its historic four-game winning streak last season. That brought Claeys plenty of national acclaim and recognition, including some calls for him to win Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Illini look to shed burden of The Streak

    Brian Bennett

    Two years ago today, Illinois lost 17-7 to Ohio State at home. It was not a pretty game, as the Buckeyes won despite having true freshman quarterback Braxton Miller complete only one pass in four attempts, though that one completion did go for the ga...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. Best and worst: Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    We're continuing our series looking at the best and worst moments of the 2012 season for each Big Ten team. Next in our series: the Michigan Wolverines. Best moment: Ending Sparty's streak While Michigan State will never be as big a rival for t...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  6. Purdue OC Nord to miss Iowa game

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue is looking to snap a five-game losing streak when it goes to Iowa this weekend, and now the Boilermakers will have to overcome the absence of their offensive coordinator. The team announced Friday that playcaller Gary Nord will not make the...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  7. Michigan, Nebraska on title hunt

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan's players celebrated on the field after snapping a four-game losing streak to Michigan State last week, and they staged a rousing reunion with the Paul Bunyan Trophy inside the locker room. But the party didn't last long. "You come to ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  8. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Take that and rewind it back. Team of the week: Penn State. Plenty of candidates this week, as Michigan ended Michigan State's four-game winning streak in the rivalry, Nebraska got a much-needed road victory and Wisconsin kept chopping in the Axe ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. Michigan needs to push back vs. Spartans

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's four-game winning streak over Michigan is not a fluke. It did not happen because of trick plays or Hail Marys or bad calls. The Spartans have simply imposed their will and pushed around their rivals, especially the past three years. ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  10. Big Ten absent in BCS standings

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten has grabbed a BCS at-large bid in each of the past seven seasons. Get ready for that streak to end. Of course, a lot can change over the final seven weeks of the season. But in the first 2012 BCS standings that were released Sunday nig...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  11. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  12. It's Big Ten title or bust for Michigan, Hoke

    Brian Bennett

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's players must have felt pretty good about themselves at the end of last season. The Wolverines won 11 games, captured the Sugar Bowl championship and ended a seven-year losing streak to Ohio State. But head coach Brad...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  13. No. 1 with a bullet: Kentucky blasts Florida

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- It sounds weird to suggest that the No. 1 team in the country, riding a 15-game winning streak, had something to prove. Still, some had wondered whether Kentucky's 23-1 record going into Tuesday night was bloated from the soft un...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  14. Wisconsin shows off new Rose Bowl uniforms

    Brian Bennett

    LOS ANGELES -- Oregon is the king of uniform changes. But Wisconsin will have a new look in the Rose Bowl, too. OK, so the Badgers don't have nearly the radical streak with their duds as the Ducks, who will wear this space-age suit in Pasadena. Fr...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  15. Reviewing the Syracuse collapse

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse ended the season on a five-game losing streak and outside the bowl picture. For those Orange fans wishing to forget, you can take some solace in knowing your team was not the only one to collapse after a win over a ranked team. Strangely ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  16. Halftime: Minnesota 20, Illinois 0

    Brian Bennett

    You had to wonder about Illinois' state of mind going into today's finale at Minnesota as the Illini were burdened with a five-game losing streak. Whether it's mental fatigue or simply bad play, Illinois looks to be hitting rock bottom here at the...

    Blog | November 26, 2011