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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Good morning. Only 24 days until pitchers and catchers report. But we get you caught up on Big Ten news reports every day ... 1. It has been the year of the Big Ten running back, so was it any surprise that two of them shined in Saturday's Senior ...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  2. Biggest risers, fallers in our Big Ten player ranks

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, we unveiled the final batch of our Big Ten postseason Top 25 players rankings. To no one's surprise, our list at the end of the year had significant differences from the one we came up with in the preseason. And thank goodness for that...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Indiana's Roberson surprises with transfer

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana performed an unusual balancing act with its quarterback position for more than a year, refusing to identify a clear-cut starter while having Nate Sudfeld and Tre Roberson juggle time. It worked to a large degree last season, as the Hoosier...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. Ohio State adds Bama transfer at center

    Brian Bennett

    When I visited Ohio State late in its spring practice session, coach Urban Meyer cited the offensive line "as a very big concern." That was no surprise, since the Buckeyes lost four starters off a group that had been the best offensive line in the...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. Browns interviewed Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    No one seems to be quite sure what the NFL's Cleveland Browns are doing with their front office and coaching moves of late, so nothing related to that topic would qualify as much of a surprise. Still, it was a bit of a stunner to learn Tuesday that t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Notes from James Franklin's introduction

    Brian Bennett

    James Franklin won more games at Vanderbilt than most people expected. But there should have been no surprise that Franklin won the press conference as he was introduced as Penn State's new head coach on Saturday. Crushed it, actually. Self-confid...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  7. Borland, Shazier are Butkus semifinalists

    Brian Bennett

    Linebacker has been arguably the strongest position in the Big Ten this year, so it's no surprise that the league has two semifinalists for the Dick Butkus Award. In fact, the Big Ten might have deserved even more. The award honoring the nation's ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  8. Big Ten midseason report

    Brian Bennett

    Look at the Big Ten standings at the halfway point, and there are not a lot of surprises. Ohio State stands undefeated, as expected and just like in 2012. Michigan State and Nebraska have glittering records despite some lingering (though perhaps d...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Psst. It's Rittenberg's birthday. We're going to turn out the lights, and when he walks in everybody yell, "Surprise!" Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase hurt his right ankle, but the team doesn't think it's serious. Wes Lunt is happy to run...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. Braxton Miller looks to take next step

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Braxton Miller showed up at the Ohio State football complex on Wednesday with a surprise under his Toronto Raptors cap. Miller dyed the middle strip of his hair bright blonde while shaving down the sides, creating a "fro hawk" th...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  11. Recruiting Q&A: Minnesota's Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Jerry Kill got Minnesota back to a bowl game in his second season but needs to continue to add talent for the Gophers to become a Big Ten contender. Kill received a nice signing-day surprise when junior college linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, who h...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  12. Michigan to host Irish under lights in '13

    Brian Bennett

    Notre Dame and Michigan made history in 2011 when they played the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The two rivals will meet again under the lights next season. In a move that surprises no one, the Wolverines announced on Wednesday that their ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. ACC sues Maryland over buyout

    Brian Bennett

    You didn't think the ACC was going to let Maryland leave for the Big Ten without trying to get every last penny of its buyout, did you? In a move that should surprise no one, the ACC is suing the Terrapins to try and make sure they pay the full $5...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  14. McGloin, Robinson lead Penn State past IU

    Brian Bennett

    Has there been a more pleasant surprise in the Big Ten this season than the vast improvement in Penn State's passing game? Once a liability, the Nittany Lions now have one of the best aerial attacks in the league under first-year coach Bill O'Brie...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  15. Huskers escape Michigan State, smell roses

    Brian Bennett

    Well, you can't say that this surprises you. Nebraska made another big comeback. Michigan State couldn't make a play to seal a close game at home. That has pretty much been the story of both teams this season, and it was the narrative ag...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  16. Podcast: Big Ten at midseason

    Brian Bennett

    On our latest podcast, we examine the Big Ten at the midway point. We take a look at the things we were really wrong about in the preseason (hello, Michigan State!), point out some of the most pleasant surprises of the first half, and take a look at ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012