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  1. 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
  2. '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
  3. Michigan gets big lift with return of Lewan

    Brian Bennett

    Taylor Lewan had every reason in the world to leave Michigan. The 6-foot-7, 302-pound junior left tackle had seemingly accomplished just about everything he could from an individual standpoint. He was named the 2012 Big Ten offensive lineman of th...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  4. Illinois' Akeem Spence to enter NFL draft

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois defensive tackle Akeem Spence plans on skipping his senior season and entering the NFL draft, ESPN's Joe Schad reports. Spence will announce the decision on Friday, Schad says. Spence had 72 tackles and seven tackles for loss in 2012 foll...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  5. Ra'Shede Hageman to stay at Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    Ra'Shede Hageman has a realistic view of himself. And that's good news for the 2013 Minnesota football team. The junior defensive tackle told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he's not ready to play in the NFL and that he would come back for his s...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  6. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Fill in the blank: ___ will be the first Big East player taken in the NFL draft. Mel Kiper talks about why he likes Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. Michigan has every intention of playing UConn at the Rent in 2013, unless the Huskies d...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. Short story could have big ending at Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After receiving a third-round grade from the NFL advisory committee this winter, Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short seriously considered skipping his senior year. He talked to his mother, who told him she'd support whatever ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  8. Buchanan hopes to be next Illini DL star

    Brian Bennett

    Michael Buchanan knows the recent history on the Illinois defensive line. Two years ago, tackle Corey Liuget had a breakthrough junior season and parlayed that into a first-round NFL draft status. Last season, Whitney Mercilus went from an unheral...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  9. MSU's Jerel Worthy talks about his NFL call

    Brian Bennett

    As we noted a little earlier, Jerel Worthy made the right and unsurprising choice to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. I had a chance to catch up with the Michigan State All-America defensive tackle shortly after his announcement, and h...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  10. Spartans' Jerel Worthy makes the right call

    Brian Bennett

    And a DT makes three. Michigan State junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy announced Thursday that he will skip his senior year and enter the NFL draft this spring. It's a decision that many saw coming, and is the right one for Worthy. He was a ...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  11. 2012 NFL draft -- Michigan State Spartans' Jerel Worthy entering ...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy announced Thursday that he will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  12. Iowa loses Reiff, McCall but gains an RB

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier Tuesday, Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus announced he would skip his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. Now, it appears Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff is following suit. Just as with Mercilus, this move is a no-brainer. Accord...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Which Big East DTs could be NFL DEs?

    Brian Bennett

    The ESPN NFL draft experts just posted an interesting take on college defensive tackles who could become defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme in the pros. Two players from the Big East made their list: Kendall Reyes of UConn and Derek Wolfe of Cincinnat...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  14. Jared Crick of Nebraska Cornhuskers has torn pectoral muscle, out...

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska All-American defensive tackle Jared Crick's college football career is over.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011
  15. Catching up with West Virginia's Grant Wiley

    Brian Bennett

    (Note: this is the first in a series looking at former Big East stars and where they are now. To suggest a player for a future story, e-mail me at this link.) Less than two years after setting the Big East's single-season tackles record, Grant Wil...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  16. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    There isn't a lot of news going on right now, but expansion and realignment is the topic that's on everybody's minds. I'll tackle your questions on that subject in a post later today. But first up, an expansion-free mailbag. Brian C. from Nashvill...

    Blog | February 16, 2010