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  1. Spartans prepared to handle rising threats

    Brian Bennett

    Three years ago, I sat in Mark Dantonio's office and asked him about his least-favorite subject. Brady Hoke had just won 11 games and the Sugar Bowl in his first year at Michigan, and the Wolverines were the toast of recruiting service rankings. M...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Instant Analysis: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- The first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual turned into a one-sided rout. The second one? It was a down-to-the-final-second classic and an upset for the ages. No. 4 Ohio S...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  3. Notes from Allstate Sugar Bowl eve

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- The time for yapping is done. Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer both met the media on Wednesday morning for the final news conferences before Thursday night's Allstate Sugar Bowl. Clearing out the notebook ... The a...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  4. 10 reasons Ohio State will win the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- No. 4 Ohio State is a significant underdog against No. 1 Alabama in Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Yes, I'm on record picking Alabama, but I don't count out the Buckeyes. Here are 10 reas...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  5. Buckeyes need to go deep to beat long odds

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Finding a weakness in Alabama often requires a microscopic lens. There's a reason the Crimson Tide are No. 1 and have been the most dominant team in college football the past few years. But there appears to be one glaring Achilles' ...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  6. Can Ohio State's D-line stay fresh vs. Alabama?

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- There's little question that Ohio State's best defensive linemen can challenge Alabama's vaunted offensive line. Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa, who was the Big Ten player of the year, had 13.5 sacks this season. Michael Bennett i...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  7. Containing Amari Cooper high atop Buckeyes' needs

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama safety Nick Perry has squared off against Amari Cooper on an almost daily basis in practice. Here is his best advice on how to stop the Heisman Trophy finalist. "Uh, pray," Perry said. Hopefully, Ohio State has a little b...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  8. Half shirt, full heart: Ezekiel Elliott a key for Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ezekiel Elliott swears he's not trying to make any fashion statement with the way he wears his jersey. The Ohio State running back shows off his stomach during games -- even those, like at Minnesota, that are played in sub-freezing ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  9. Sugar Bowl return completes Buckeyes' journey

    Brian Bennett

    As the clock ticked down into the final minute of the Big Ten championship game earlier this month, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith sought out head coach Urban Meyer on the sideline. The two men hugged. Meyer then walked several feet in ea...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  10. Four B1G teams in first coaches' poll

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan leads a group of four Big Ten teams in the first USA Today coaches' Top 25 of the 2012 season. The Wolverines, coming off their 11-2 season and Sugar Bowl win, are ranked No. 8 in the coaches' preseason rankings. They will have their hand...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. Three Big Ten QBs on Manning watch list

    Brian Bennett

    The Manning Award, which goes to the best quarterback in college football, added three Big Ten signal-callers to its preseason watch list on Wednesday. The award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl and is the only major honor to include bowl st...

    Blog | July 25, 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. Depth, stability have Spartans on the rise

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan has garnered a lot of positive attention this offseason thanks to its Sugar Bowl victory and success in attracting highly-ranked recruits to Ann Arbor. Up the road in East Lansing, however, Michigan State shrugs off...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  14. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Let's hope this Allstate Sugar Bowl win isn't vacated. How the heck did Michigan win that game? Who cares how, because the Wolverines are still Sugar Bowl champs. It was a fitting cap to a wild season for Michigan. More Sugar Bowl stories here, h...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  15. Big Ten bowl picks rewind

    Brian Bennett

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl officially wrapped up the Big Ten season and also settled the season-long picks battle between the two bloggers. New guy for the win. I took a slim one-game lead into bowl season but widened the gap with a stellar 9-1 sh...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  16. Video: Michigan's bowl preparations

    Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett looks at the Wolverines' ability to run between the tackles as they prepare to face Virginia Tech in the Allstate Sugar Bowl....

    Blog | December 23, 2011