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  1. PSU's Conlan, Purdue's Butz get Hall call

    Brian Bennett

    The 2014 class of inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame has been announced, and it includes two former stars from Big Ten schools. Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan and Purdue defensive tackle Dave Butz were voted in among the 13 new i...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Rutgers' Hamilton ready to take on B1G

    Brian Bennett

    If all you knew about Rutgers starting defensive tackle Darius Hamilton was that he weighs a doughnut or two over 260 pounds, you might rightfully wonder whether he's ready for Big Ten trench warfare. This is not a subject unfamiliar to Hamilton. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. Taylor Lewan charged in fight

    Brian Bennett

    Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery stemming from an incident that occurred the night after last season's Ohio State game. From ESPN.c...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Randy Gregory in a rush toward greatness

    Brian Bennett

    Bo Pelini does not throw around comparisons to Ndamukong Suh lightly. So it was notable this week when the Nebraska head coach mentioned his former all-world defensive tackle in the same breath as sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory. "I'm not th...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  5. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    We are here to do a job, not channel Scrooge McDuck. A scary incident in 2010 changed Gary Andersen's life. The Wisconsin secondary has made some gains this preseason. Massive Badgers tackle Rob Havenstein is down to 327 pounds and finding out th...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. Spartans OT Skyler Burkland retires

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State junior offensive tackle Skyler Burkland is retiring from football after multiple injuries, the school announced on Tuesday evening. Burkland will apply for medical disqualification, which will allow him to remain on scholarship to c...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. Michigan's Taylor Lewan shares a pig's tale

    Brian Bennett

    CHICAGO -- Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan caused a stir this past spring when he announced that he and some Wolverines teammates had bought a pig and named it Dr. Hamlet III. The blogosphere, naturally, went nuts over this revelation. On T...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  8. Illinois' Brown ready to get back after it

    Brian Bennett

    You can't say Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown had a bad season in 2012. He led his team with 9.5 tackles for loss and was named a Butkus Award semifinalist. Still, last season is one Brown would mostly like to put in the trash folder. "Last ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  9. PSU's Shrive lifts way more than weights

    Brian Bennett

    Eric Shrive came to Penn State as a five-star recruit, one of those can't-miss, 6-foot-6, 300-pound prospects at offensive tackle. Heading into his redshirt senior season, Shrive has yet to break into the starting lineup, though he will battle for...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  10. Iowa's Hitchens tackles overall game

    Brian Bennett

    There are two active FBS players -- Tennessee's A.J. Johnson and Army's Geoffery Bacon -- who registered more tackles per game last year than Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens. In his first year starting, Hitchens led the Big Ten with 124 tackles i...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. Big Ten's double-digit sack masters in '13

    Brian Bennett

    We've spent the past several days looking at which Big Ten players can reach some major single-season statistical milestones in 2013. On Tuesday, we hit the defense and which players could compile 100 tackles this season. Let's wrap this up now by an...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. Big Ten's 100-tackle men in 2013

    Brian Bennett

    We've taken a look at some offensive milestones and which Big Ten players are likely to reach them in 2013, including 1,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards receiving and 3,000 yards passing. But what about the defense? Defensive statistics are a little...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. Big Ten has big shoes to fill at DT

    Brian Bennett

    You can bemoan the Big Ten's recent lack of elite talent at some positions like quarterback and wide receiver. But one spot where the league has been traditionally strong is at defensive tackle. That has been arguably the conference's deepest and ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  14. 'Locked-in' Hageman ready for big things

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman long has had the potential to be a major star. Experience, focus and technique were all that separated the potential from the actual. Now, all of those things seem to be coming together for the senior defensive tackle....

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  15. MSU's Riley Bullough runs with new chance

    Brian Bennett

    Brothers Riley and Max Bullough looked forward to playing together this year at Michigan State. What they didn't envision was that one would have to tackle the other in practice. But that's what happened last week, when the Spartans gave Riley -- ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. DaQuan Jones ready to lead PSU D-line

    Brian Bennett

    It's become something of a tradition of late for a Penn State defensive tackle to rise up and turn in a standout senior year. That happened with Devon Still in 2011, when he won Big Ten defensive player of the year honors. Jordan Hill took the bat...

    Blog | April 17, 2013