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  1. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Let's get this one, birds on the bat. "Huge" is the word Purdue is using to describe Saturday's Leaders Division showdown versus Wisconsin. Third down has been a major problem for the Wisconsin offense. The Badgers' three linebackers are carryi...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    These are questions for wise men with skinny arms. Tim Beckman is taking his campaign to the streets of Champaign, getting the word out about the new era of Illinois football. Which true freshman running back will emerge for Iowa this year? A c...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  3. Spartans full of 'swag' on defense

    Brian Bennett

    In the spring, as Michigan State defensive players and coaches began to come up with their plans and goals for the season, they settled on one word to describe how they wanted to play: swag. For the uninformed, that's a slang form of the word swag...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  4. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia's season ticket numbers are strong so far. Dana Holgorsen wants to see a new attititude out of the Mountaineers (might be the first time I've seen a coach use the word "vivaciousness"). The WVU defense is getting back to basics. Olive...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  5. Big East mailbag: Pitt rumors and expansion talk

    Brian Bennett

    We're just a day away from national signing day. (Sometimes I inadvertently transpose the first g and n in the word signing while typing that; wouldn't it be cool if there were a national singing day?). Anyway, there will be lots to talk about the ne...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  6. No QB switch at Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Cameron Dantley will remain the starting QB for the Orange this weekend against Northeastern. That's the word from Syracuse coach Greg Robinson's press briefing today, as reported in Donnie Webb's Post-Standard blog...

    Blog | September 16, 2008
  7. Big East power rankings: Bulls on top

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Here are the latest Big East power rankings. And this week, we use the word 'power' lightly. 1. South Florida (2-0) -- The bull's-eye is now on the Bulls, as they become the league's showcase team. They'd better car...

    Blog | September 08, 2008
  8. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Pitchers and catchers report this week. Wish I could join them. The Rose Bowl produced some new selling points for Michigan State on the recruiting front. The Spartans still wait for word from Malik McDowell, but they did sign two other defensiv...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Back for some more of your emails. (And a quick note to "Ray from Detroit," who conveniently didn't include an email address: if you're going to use literally every curse word to insult me, including weird racial epithets, at least tell me which stor...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  10. LB David Perkins leaves Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer confirmed to reporters today what had been rumored for a couple of weeks: sophomore linebacker David Perkins is leaving the program. Meyer called it "a mutual decision." There's no word yet on where Perkins might trans...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Words with friends, also known as the Thursday mailbag. Your turn: Russ from New York writes: Two things: 1) Now that Taylor Lewan has declared he is coming back to Michigan next year, does your placement of Michigan in the 2013 preseason power ra...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  12. Miller's genius covers up Ohio State's flaws

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Braxton Miller wore a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Wile E. Coyote and the words "Super Genius" to his postgame Ohio State interview session. That didn't seem quite right. While Miller's brilliance for the Buckeyes this season ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  13. Best Case/Worst Case: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    Now that the season is just around the corner, it's time to take our annual look at the best- and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team. Last year, we did this in video form, but you'll have to read words this time around. We'll go in alphabe...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  14. Sign language: Indiana Hoosiers

    Brian Bennett

    Rebuilding a program like Indiana's requires baby steps. That's why second-year coach Kevin Wilson kept things basic this offseason. His motto for the Hoosiers was simply, "Team." That word hovered on the stadium video boards during spring practic...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Just because you shot Jesse James does not make you Jesse James. Tim Beckman is getting creative with the Illinois offense. Beckman tried his hand at "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley. Key word: tried. It may sound odd, but the key to I...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  16. Northwestern unveils new uniforms

    Brian Bennett

    Northwestern unveiled its new uniforms for the 2012 season, and let's just say they're quite stripe-y, if that's a word. The uniforms are designed by Under Armour, which entered into a partnership with the Wildcats last winter. They are the first ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012