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  1. B1G media day attendees: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten media days are right around the corner. Earlier today, we took a closer look at the players coming to Chicago from the East Division. Now it's time to do the same for the West. ILLINOIS Simon Cvijanovic, Sr., OT: He's a two-year starter...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Big Ten's lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Today marks the birthdays of Mike Tyson and Lizzy Caplan, the anniversary of the merging of East And West Germany's economies and, of course, Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day. Oh, and I got married two years ago today. Probably should have mentioned...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Purdue's Mostert sprinting toward success

    Brian Bennett

    Who's the fastest man in the Big Ten? Several players can make that claim, but only one has the gold medals to back it up. Purdue's Raheem Mostert swept the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the Big Ten outdoor track and field championships in West La...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Best offensive triple threats: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    The best offenses are usually the ones with the best triple threats: a big-time quarterback, an elite running back and a go-to wide receiver. So which Big Ten offenses have the most intimidating three-headed monsters on offense for 2014? Glad you ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Poll: West Division favorite in 2014?

    Brian Bennett

    We've been saying a lot that the new Big Ten West Division looks like a wide open race. Is there a favorite in the bunch? We want to hear from you which team should be looked at as the 2014 frontrunner in the league's wild, wild West. Since our po...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. Spring preview capsules: West Division

    Brian Bennett

    Let's look at what to expect this spring in the Big Ten's wild, wild West: ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: Toughening up on 'D': The Fighting Illini had one of the nation's worst defenses, especially ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  7. How will schedules affect East race?

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this week, Adam took a look at how the schedules would impact the West Division race in 2014. Schedules become a key factor because that division looks like a wide-open scrum, and a couple of teams (looking at you, Iowa and Wisconsin) appear ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  8. Hazell changing the culture at Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Darrell Hazell and his wife picked out 22 paint colors for their new house near the Purdue campus. But when Hazell walked in it for the first time, he thought it looked too much like a circus tent. So they eliminated five o...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Wisconsin's Andersen gets corny welcome

    Brian Bennett

    If Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen -- who has spent most of his life and career out West -- hadn't realized he's in the Midwest yet, Don Schuster's gesture ought to do it. Schuster is a farmer in Deerfield, Wis., and he created an impressive, somewh...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. Wildcats have look of true contenders

    Brian Bennett

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian nearly broke the Internet when they named their newborn baby North. Yes, North West. By contrast, the limited hype surrounding the Northwestern football team seems pretty puny. But if your style is more BCS than TMZ, ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  11. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    As Kanye West says, all I want is dopeness. Bring it. Denard R. from Columbus, Ohio: Brian, what do you think the chances are two BIG teams make it to a BCS game, and should they win one or both how much would that improve the perception of the co...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. Is Big Ten West really the new Big 12 North?

    Brian Bennett

    Since news of the Big Ten division realignment first broke, some Nebraska fans have fretted that they are entering a new Big 12 North. The comparisons at first glance seem valid. Michigan and Ohio State seemed poised to dominate the league from th...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    So if the Big Ten East is the "Big Boy Division," does that make the West the "Andre 3000 Division?" The East-West split has pluses and minuses, Lee Barfknecht writes. The NFL draft was a slow one both for Ohio State and the Big Ten in general....

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  14. Northwestern's Phillips on B1G moves

    Brian Bennett

    And now even more reaction on the Big Ten's decision to go to nine conference games and align in East/West divisions. Here's what Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips told ESPN.com this evening: On the Wildcats being in the West: "First and...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  15. More reaction to Big Ten realignment

    Brian Bennett

    More reaction to the Big Ten division alignment and nine-game schedule is rolling in. Check it out ... Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez (to ESPN.com) On being in the West: "I love the regional aspect of it. And that was our No. 1 prior...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  16. Winners and losers in Big Ten realignment

    Brian Bennett

    As expected, Big Ten officials on Sunday approved new East-West divisions for 2014 and a nine-game conference schedule beginning in 2016. As with any big decision, some benefit more than others. With that in mind, we take a look at the winners and...

    Blog | April 28, 2013