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  1. College football -- No quick-fix solution to Big Ten's recent str...

    Brian Bennett

    There are no easy solutions to the Big Ten's current mess.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  2. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt coach Todd Graham wants to renew the Penn State series. Of course, it's the other side that's the problem. Former Panthers quarterback Bill Stull is getting a chance to start in the Arena League. Dana Holgorsen has a simple approach to offense...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  3. Pitt, Cincinnati battling the elements

    Brian Bennett

    Here's the problem with playing regular-season games in December: snow. It's snowing hard in Cincinnati, and most fans have apparently elected to stay inside somewhere far away. Can't blame them too much, since the Bearcats are 4-7. But Cincinnati...

    Blog | December 04, 2010
  4. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Bill Stewart is under fire after West Virginia's latest loss. Jeff Mullen defends his play-calling. Coaching is part of the problem, but the players have to be held accountable, too. UConn still has hope for this season. Cincinnati has ta...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Fascinating story on former Cincinnati star Connor Barwin by Bill Koch in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Barwin was born deaf and had several surgeries to fix the problem, but he hadn't told anybody about it until...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  6. Kenan Stadium goes dark

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Shortly after UConn made a field goal to make it 17-6, one of the light towers went out early in the third quarter. As officials investigated the problem, the second tower on the same side of t...

    Blog | October 04, 2008
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Does the Big Ten have a credibility problem with its officiating? We're just two years removed from a very poor year by the league officials. And on Saturday night, the crew working the Ohio State-Penn State game was involved with several head-scr...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  8. A B1G fight against perception problems

    Brian Bennett

    If the College Football Playoff had been in place for the 2006 season, there's very little doubt that two Big Ten teams -- Ohio State and Michigan -- would have reached the four-team field. The conference, which finished the year with three Top 10 te...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  9. Indiana's bill of rights a way forward?

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass says he was only focused on his own university and not the problems facing college sports in general when he came up with the unique student-athlete bill of rights that the Hoosiers unveiled Friday afternoon. But ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. Buckeyes DBs look to regain swagger

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer hired Chris Ash away from Arkansas primarily to fix Ohio State's problems in its pass defense. What Ash found is that the biggest area of need might have been from the shoulder pads up rather than any scheme or philos...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  11. Motivation not a problem for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Immediately following the loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and several of his assistants hit the road to recruit. Recruiting is as much salesmanship as anything, so the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  12. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 4

    Brian Bennett

    The constant talk about the Big Ten's national perception and performance against other conferences can get a bit tiresome. But there's also no denying that the league has an image problem that stems from a lack of noteworthy wins. And with noncon...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  13. Ranking B1G nonleague games: Nos. 48-35

    Brian Bennett

    The 2013 season will be here before you know it. Well, that's not really true, unless you are unable to process time in your brain and six weeks feels like a flash. If so, you've got bigger problems to worry about than the Big Ten season. But the ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  14. Huskers take aim at turnover problem

    Brian Bennett

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- There was really only one surefire way to stop the Nebraska offense last year: wait for the Huskers to stop themselves. You usually didn't have to wait too long. Only one team in the FBS, Idaho, turned the ball over more than Nebr...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  15. Spring Q&A: Minnesota coach Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill guided the team to a bowl game during his second season in Minneapolis despite some depth and injury problems in 2012. What's in store for Year 3 of the Kill era? I recently caught up with him to get his outlook for the Gop...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  16. Ficken's kickin' no longer a PSU problem

    Brian Bennett

    After the worst day of his life as a kicker, Sam Ficken found out how many people were in his corner. The Penn State sophomore suffered through a nightmarish performance in Week 2 at Virginia, missing four of his five field goal attempts and an ex...

    Blog | November 14, 2012