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  1. Spartans look to handle, build on success

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big Ten entered the offseason on a bigger high than Michigan State. That's understandable, given that the Spartans won the league championship, beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation. It was the program's be...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  2. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten postman always rings twice (a week, at least during the offseason) ... Rob NitLion from Morristown, N.J. writes: Brian, you made a very good argument in this morning's Take Two -- much better, I feel, than Adam. But you asked a questi...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. Offseason to-do list: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    The offseason is in its early stages, and to get us through the long winter, we're taking a look at what each team must do in the months ahead before actual football returns to the field. Taking center stage now in our series: the Purdue Boilermak...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. Offseason to-do list: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    The offseason is in its early stages, and to get us through the long winter, we're taking a look at what each team must do in the months ahead before actual football returns to the field. Up next in our series: Illinois 1. Get better up front o...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. Different paths, same goal for top B1G QBs

    Brian Bennett

    As part of our Big Ten preview, today I wrote about the three headliner quarterbacks in the league and how they got here: Quarterback questions dominated much of the offseason conversation throughout the Big Ten. Eight of the 12 league schools at...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. Big Ten QB class led by Michigan Wolverines' Devin Gardner, Nebra...

    Brian Bennett

    There's widespread uncertainty at the QB position in the Big Ten, but not at the league's three marquee programs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  7. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    It's Thursday, so it's time for another mailbag. Remember to keep those questions coming during the offseason. A.J. from Madison writes: Over/under on Badgers' defense giving up more points than last year? I have NO idea what to expect from them a...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. No Big Ten Monday chat today

    Brian Bennett

    With the offseason in full swing, we're taking a bit of a break on our regular chats. So there will be no Big Ten Monday chat today. The chats will return in the near future, possibly with the arrival of spring practice or if there are other major...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Sadly, it is now officially the offseason for the entire Big Ten. Northwestern finally got the monkey off its back with a bowl win. It was a breakthrough season for the Wildcats. Barry Alvarez's magic wasn't enough to hide Wisconsin's shortcomi...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to the first Monday of the offseason for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State fans. Now what for Illinois after a disastrous season? Tim Beckman's first season was a colossal failure. Reviewing Indiana's final game (subscr...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  11. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    College football kicks off in just a couple of hours. Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. OK, just breathe. I clearly need something to get me through the last vestiges of the offseason, so let's hit the mailbag: Brandon from Toledo writes: If Michigan defe...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  12. Preseason rankings and the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    The offseason means an endless array of preseason rankings, good to generate discussion while we prepare for the games to begin. College Football News has already unveiled its complete rankings, from 1-124. Because I know inquiring minds want to k...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  13. 'College Football Live' Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    Now that the offseason is officially here, one of the biggest questions about the upcoming season is whether the Big East will have any teams ranked in the preseason Top 25. Our friends over at "College Football Live" already have compiled a prese...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  14. Opening spring: Louisville

    Brian Bennett

    Louisville opens spring camp this afternoon. Here is a quick primer on what to expect: Spring changes: Of all eight Big East teams, the Cardinals have undergone the fewest changes during the offseason. The coaching staff has remained intact, as Sh...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Links are served: Nebraska players are starting to take ownership of the team, a process that began right after the Capital One Bowl loss. Taylor Martinez is using the offseason to address some of the deficiencies in his game. Bo Pelini doesn't w...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Stairs are a young man's game. Bo Pelini talks about the state of the Nebraska program with the Lincoln Journal Star's Steven M. Sipple. Brion Carnes' improvement in the offseason would be a big boost for the Huskers and Taylor Martinez. Brady ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012