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  1. NFL draft recap

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft has come and gone. So how did the Big East fare? Not great. The Big East only had 12 players drafted -- the lowest total since 11 were selected in 2006. USF and Pitt did not have a player selected, breaking some pretty long streak...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  2. Big East: Coaching carousel

    Brian Bennett

    When the 2011 season ended, all appeared tranquil throughout Big East coaching land. Of the eight headed coaches in the league at the time, only Greg Schiano had more than five years at his school. The other seven had three seasons or fewer under ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  3. Mohamed Sanu, Geno Smith impress

    Brian Bennett

    Two Big East draft prospects have impressed Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. - Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Weidl has spent time watching film in recent days while he breaks down some bowl matchups. Sanu and Sm...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  4. Irvin, Reyes on draft boards

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have their latest boards out, and each one features a player from the Big East. Kiper still has West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin on his Big Board , at No. 23 this week. Kiper projects him as ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  5. Simply Saturday: Major Harris v. Pat White

    Brian Bennett

    After ESPN.com unveiled its "Simply Saturday" series last week, many West Virginia fans wondered why Pat White was not on the list. The series ranked the Top 50 best college football players who never had the same success in the pros. White was un...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  6. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to your Wednesday edition of the Big East mailblog. All questions and comments are welcome. First up -- you guessed it, expansion! Dan in Dover, Pa., writes: Do you make anything of Temple recruits saying that Temple will be playing in the...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Simply Saturday: Major Harris

    Brian Bennett

    There is a special feature on ESPN.com called "Simply Saturday" running all week, counting down the Top 50 players who did not have the same success in the NFL as they did in college. Each day, 10 more players are revealed until we get to No. 1. O...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  8. Friday Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    The time has come once again for another mailblog. (Pause while you dance for joy). One feature that will begin Monday because many of you asked for it: team position rankings. I know I have been behind the other bloggers with this, but I wanted to f...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  9. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    A North Carolina receiver is transferring back home to Pitt and hopes to become immediately eligible. South Florida has become an NFL draft factory for defensive backs. Chris Neild talks about the long wait for his name to be called in the NFL dr...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  10. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Undrafted West Virginia players -- and all prospective Big East undrafted free agents -- now have to play the waiting game with the NFL lockout. WVU could allow beer sales at other sports, too, not just football. The Mountaineers defense needs some b...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  11. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I hope you can tear yourselves away from coverage of the Royal wedding long enough to concentrate on some football. I've spent approximately zero minutes watching or thinking about the proceedings across the ponds. Let's kick start the weekend wit...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  12. Big East draft bargains

    Brian Bennett

    Adam Rittenberg did this over at the Big Ten blog, and I thought it was an idea worth stealing. We know the Big East isn't going to dominate the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, but there are several good players from the league who can he...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  13. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    March mailbag madness! Greg from Chicago writes: Question 1: Who is your dark horse for the Heisman in the Big East besides Geno Smith? My assumptions would be someone like Zach Collaros or Ray Graham? Question 2: If South Florida's B.J. Daniels h...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  14. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So, did everybody have a good Presidents Day? I celebrated by watching "All the President's Men" and "Dead Presidents" and singing "The Mediocre Presidents" song from "The Simpsons" ("There's William Henry Harrison -- 'I died in 30 days!'"). Not e...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  15. Big East recruiting needs

    Brian Bennett

    Signing day is now just 48 hours away. So let's take a look at the recruiting needs are for each Big East team in this class. The positions listed reflect areas of need for the 2011 and 2012 seasons and don't take into account players who have alr...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  16. Friday Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Thanks for all the get-well wishes. I was struggling with a fever the past two days but am feeling quite chipper now. So I will happily open the Friday mailbag. Joe from Charlestown, Mass., writes: Brian, why is it that every BCS conference has re...

    Blog | January 28, 2011