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  1. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Former Rutgers defensive end Milan Rudanovic is now on the pit crew for NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, Jenny Vrentas writes in The Star-Ledger. * Jerry Carino presents [big] 10 reasons why Rutgers shou...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  2. New Detroit Lions bowl could pit B1G, ACC

    Brian Bennett

    Prepare to say goodbye to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl as a Big Ten bowl, though the league could still send a team to Detroit for the postseason. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports that the NFL's Detroit Lions are planning to create and operate th...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  3. Report: Capital One wanted Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    This will not come as news to those of you who followed the bowl selection machinations leading up the postseason announcements of Dec. 2. But another report has some more details on how the Capital One Bowl originally wanted to pit Northwestern a...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  4. Pitt's trick shot kicker, Kevin Harper

    Brian Bennett

    Your latest Big East trick shot impresario sure can kick. From a sand pit. In bare feet. While wearing overalls. From the bushes. Through the sprinklers. And a tire swing. Not to mention with a giant cone over his head. And from ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Orlando bowl gets new title sponsor

    Brian Bennett

    Say goodbye to the Champs Sports Bowl and hello to the Russell Athletic Bowl. Florida Citrus Sports announced Tuesday that it has a new title sponsor for its bowl game, which pits the ACC against the Big East in Orlando. Russell Athletic now takes...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  6. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    My Michigan adventure continues (cue Eminem song, and I am actually driving a rented Chrysler). But time for a pit stop and your emails in the always delightful Thursday mailbag. Tony from Iowa City writes: Now that you guys have completed your ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  7. Big East Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Making the rounds ... Today marks the second anniversary of the tragic death of UConn cornerback Jasper Howard. Cincinnati prepares for the toughest stretch of the season. Louisville coach Charlie Strong expects more out of his players. Pit...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  8. Blue-chipper decommits from Buckeyes

    Brian Bennett

    More fallout from the turmoil in Columbus. Ohio State has missed out on a couple of big-time in-state recruits since Jim Tressel's resignation and other problems hit the news. Linebacker signee Ejuan Price asked for his release and ended up at Pit...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  9. Pitt's about to pick up the pace

    Brian Bennett

    Pittsburgh opens spring practice on Tuesday, and coach Todd Graham promises it will be unlike any other practice the Panthers players have experienced. Graham likes to describe his no-huddle offense as "high octane." He's about to hit the gas. Pit...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  10. The Big East's best: No. 17

    Brian Bennett

    Ending this week of countdown with the No. 17 player on our list of top performers from the 2010 Big East season ... No. 17 Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh, Sr. Preseason rank: No. 14 2010 numbers: Started every game at left tackle for Pit...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Late-blooming big men lead Wisconsin, Cornell

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some big men arrived pre-packaged. They dominated high school competition, made a pit stop in college and then headed off to the pros. You won't find that with Wisconsin and Cornell on Sunday. Each features a late-blooming bi...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  13. Pitt back to being Pitt, while Louisville in the pits

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Now that's the Pitt football we're accustomed to seeing. The Panthers got back to their basics in the second half at Louisville, running the ball with authority, locking things down on defense, pressuring the ...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  14. Yankee Bowl set to become reality

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The long-rumored Yankee Bowl in New York City will be announced on Wednesday. The game will begin next season and will pit the No. 4 Big East team against the No. 7 team from the Big 12. The No. 3 Big East tea...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  15. Yankee Stadium to announce new bowl game

    Brian Bennett

    The creation of the new Yankee Bowl will be announced at a press conference Wednesday morning at Yankee Stadium. The new game will pit the No. 4 team from the Big East against the No. 7 team from the Big 12 beginning in 2010, sources told

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  16. Pitt's Bennett talks about defending the spread

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett How do you go about stopping a spread offense? That's the question that has plagued defensive coordinators across the country in recent years. One team that's found some success against the spread is Pit...

    Blog | July 21, 2009