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  1. Key stretch: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    It's July, which means college football is drawing nigh (tangent: has anyone ever used the word "nigh" in an actual conversation?). As we count down to kickoff, we're taking a look at the pivotal three- or four-game stretch in the slate for each Big ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Big Ten playoff tracker: Oct. 29

    Brian Bennett

    The College Football Playoff rankings are out, but they're hardly the last word. Teams have another five weeks to build their cases for inclusion in the four-team playoff. But they know where they stand now. Three Big Ten teams remain in the playo...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Proof there is a God. Jay Paterno's lawsuit against Penn State contains some leaky logic, David Jones writes. Couldn't agree more. The defense should rest after saying just two words: Matt McGloin. Mark Dantonio shared photos of Michigan State'...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. Maryland-PSU a simmering new rivalry?

    Brian Bennett

    Maryland and Rutgers officially join the Big Ten on July 1, less than two weeks from now. The reaction from most Big Ten fans, of course, can be summed up in two words: Ho hum. But what could quickly change the reaction is a new rivalry being crea...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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