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  1. B1G non-league slate low on highlights

    Brian Bennett

    As the opening week in college football approached this time a year ago, most of the attention in the Big Ten focused on Michigan's game against Alabama. While the Wolverines went into that game as major underdogs and quickly showed why, there was...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. Nonconference primer: Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    We're now only eight weeks away from the opening weekend of college football. Huzzah. To get you geared up, we're taking a closer look at the list of nonconference opponents on each Big Ten team's slate this fall. Today, we turn to Northwestern. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  3. Big East recruits at The Opening

    Brian Bennett

    One of the biggest summer recruiting showcases is going on right now in Oregon. The Opening features nearly all of the top recruits for the class of 2013 at Nike headquarters, as they go through all sorts of training and competition. While none of...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  4. Big Ten Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET

    Brian Bennett

    We're a little less than two months from the opening of fall training camps around the Big Ten, and I know a lot of you can't wait. So let's talk about it. Come by my weekly Monday chat at 3 p.m. ET and we can discuss all things Big Ten football r...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  5. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I love college football, but my favorite days of the year are coming up: Selection Sunday and the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament. Another of my favorite days is anytime I can answer your emails. So let's have at it before we get down to som...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. Spartans have no problems against FAU

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State is 2-0 after an easy win on Saturday ... Michigan State 44, Florida Atlantic 0: The Spartans were sloppy on offense during the opening win over Youngstown State. They did a great job of cleaning up their mistakes in Week 2. They rol...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    My kickball season started yesterday. Not quite as exciting as the opening kick next Thursday. Ohio State is embracing an interesting new role: underdog. Buckeyes linebacker Etienne Sabino has a broken left hand but expects to play in the opener....

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  8. Early Week 1 preview: Wisconsin

    Brian Bennett

    Our series previewing the opening opponent for each Big Ten team comes to a close with a look at what faces the league's reigning Rose Bowl participant. What can the Wisconsin Badgers expect to see Labor Day weekend? So glad you asked. Week 1 Oppo...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  9. Early Week One preview: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    After a brief hiatus, it's time to jump back into our series looking at the Week One opponents for every Big Ten team. T-minus 10 weeks until the start of the season. Let's examine the opening hurdle for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and first-year co...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  10. Rapid reaction: UTSA 70, Alabama State 61

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- In the first half of Wednesday night's First Four game, Texas-San Antonio looked more like a No. 1 seed than a No. 16 seed battling it out in the opening round. The second half was a much different story, but the Roadrunners still hel...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  11. Mistakes add up to loss for Razorbacks

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- Arkansas knew exactly how it was going to start the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Throughout postseason practice, the team had worked on the opening play, in which quarterback Ryan Mallett faked a handoff to running back Knile Davis and then...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  12. Q&A with Pitt linebacker Max Gruder

    Brian Bennett

    How is Pittsburgh dealing with the opening-week loss at Utah and looking forward to New Hampshire? I caught up with Panthers linebacker Max Gruder this week to find out. What has the mood been like around the team since the Utah loss? Max Grude...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  13. Video: One Good Thing

    Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett reveals his "One Good Thing" from the opening week of college football....

    Blog | September 06, 2010
  14. Orange prepare to conquer the unknown

    Brian Bennett

    As he prepares for the first game of his second year as Syracuse head coach, Doug Marrone says the only thing that makes him anxious is the unknown. Marrone isn't sure what to expect out of the opening game at Akron. While the Orange have played t...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  15. Big East football madness: Game 5

    Brian Bennett

    It's Final Four time in our Big East football madness tournament. Let's get to the opening semifinal, which pits brother against brother (and self against self): No. 4 West Virginia (2007) vs. No. 1 West Virginia (2005) Score: West Virginia (20...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  16. Bearcats get some points but ...

    Brian Bennett

    NEW ORLEANS -- At least Cincinnati won't get shut out. Jake Rogers' 47-yard field goal with 3:11 left made it 23-3, Florida. That was the end of the Bearcats' most promising drive since the opening possession, but it still didn't result in a red-z...

    Blog | January 01, 2010