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  1. Schedule analysis: Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    Just a few more weeks before the games kick off. Until then, we're looking forward and analyzing every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule. Up next: the Purdue Boilermakers. Nonconference schedule (with 2013 records) Aug. 30: Western Michigan (1-11...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. Andrew Maxwell to start at QB for Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Senior Andrew Maxwell will start at quarterback for Michigan State in Friday's season opener against Western Michigan, coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  3. Spartans QB race now a foursome

    Brian Bennett

    The old football saying goes that if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none. But what about when there are four quarterbacks? With less than two weeks to go before its opener against Western Michigan, that appears to be the case for Michi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Nonconference primer: Northwestern

    Brian Bennett

    We're now only eight weeks away from the opening weekend of college football. Huzzah. To get you geared up, we're taking a closer look at the list of nonconference opponents on each Big Ten team's slate this fall. Today, we turn to Northwestern. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  5. Illini officially hire Bill Cubit as OC

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois officially announced Monday what we told you about more than a week ago: former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit is the team's new offensive coordinator. Cubit replaces co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty, who was not retained fol...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  6. Previewing the Big Ten noon games

    Brian Bennett

    Let's take a quick look at what's on tap for the four Big Ten noon games: Western Michigan (1-1) at Minnesota (2-0): The Gophers are gunning for their first 3-0 start since 2008. To do so, they'll have to slow down Alex Carder and the Broncos, who...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  7. Illini impressive in Beckman's debut

    Brian Bennett

    There were concerns about the Illinois offense. There were concerns about Western Michigan, which played the Illini tough in Champaign last year. And there were concerns about the weather. Turns out there was little need to worry about Tim Beckman...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    It's officially Super Bowl week. Consider this the Super Bowl of lunch links: A look back at where the members of Illinois' star-studded class of 2007 are now. A linebacker switched his pledge from Western Michigan to the Illini. Iowa is pursui...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. Tailback Reggie Pegram leaves Purdue

    Brian Bennett

    Coming on the heels of maybe his best game in a Purdue uniform, sophomore running back Reggie Pegram has decided to leave the program, school officials said Tuesday. Pegram scored two touchdowns in the Boilermakers' 37-32 win over Western Michigan...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  10. Little Caesars Bowl: Purdue vs. W. Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    Big Ten bowl season kicks off Tuesday night as Purdue faces Western Michigan in the first of 10 bowl games for the league. Here's a quick preview of the Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit: WHO TO WATCH: Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen. T...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  11. Purdue suspends WR O.J. Ross

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue could be without a key offensive player for its Little Caesars Bowl game against Western Michigan. Head coach Danny Hope announced Tuesday that sophomore wide receiver O.J. Ross has been suspended from the team indefinitely for failure to a...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  12. Purdue to play in Little Caesars Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Purdue's first bowl game since 2007 will be in a familiar locale. The Boilermakers will play Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. That's the same site where the Boilers beat Central Michigan in a 51-48 shootout in what was...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  13. Illinois survives scare from Broncos

    Brian Bennett

    The Illini are 4-0 for the first time since 1951. But it wasn't easy getting there. Illinois 23, Western Michigan 20: For much of the preseason and the first two weeks, we talked mostly about the Illini offense. But the past two games, Illinois ha...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  14. Halftime around the B1G afternoon games

    Brian Bennett

    We've reached halftime in the 3:30 p.m. games, and so far the big news is coming from Champaign: Western Michigan 13, Illinois 10 I called this a potential trap game and a letdown for the Illini, who upset Arizona State last week and have their ...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  15. Did you know? Week 4

    Brian Bennett

    Some news and nuggets for you to chew on before you heat up the grills for tailgating: Illinois is now 3-0 for the first time since 2001, the program's last Big Ten championship season. With a win over Western Michigan on Saturday, the Illini can...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  16. Michigan coming up with turnovers

    Brian Bennett

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's defense came up with timely turnovers last week against Western Michigan, turning two into defensive scores. While the Wolverines haven't been great on defense tonight against Notre Dame, they are once again creating...

    Blog | September 10, 2011