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  1. B1G postseason position rankings: LB

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for another installment of our postseason position rankings, and today we're looking at one of the strongest groups in the Big Ten in 2012: the linebackers. Just about every team boasted one standout linebacker last season, and many had ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  2. Best and worst of Big Ten bowl season

    Brian Bennett

    As we continue to put a bow on the Big Ten's bowl season, here are some superlatives from the league's seven postseason contests: Best game: I picked the Outback Bowl as my favorite matchup before the postseason began, and Michigan and South Carol...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. Season report card: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    We're back with another report card, as we're doubling down on these in order to finish before the New Year's Day bowls. Nebraska, come and get your grades for the 2012 regular season: Offense: A The Huskers led the Big Ten in total offense and...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  4. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 14

    Brian Bennett

    With just one game during the weekend, we'll dispense with the usual categories and do things a little differently with the rewind. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly from Wisconsin's 70-31 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten championship game. Th...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  5. Blowout loss leaves Huskers shell-shocked

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Big Ten championship game ended and both teams went to the middle of the field to shake hands, Nebraska safety P.J. Smith stayed back a few yards. Hands on his hips, Smith simply stared at the Wisconsin players celebrating...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  6. Huskers close to achieving 'win-out' goal

    Brian Bennett

    Bo Pelini's message to his team after an Oct. 6 loss at Ohio State won't conjure up images of Knute Rockne. His speech likely won't be mounted on the stadium wall, as Tim Tebow's 2008 post-defeat promise was at Florida. Yet if Nebraska is able to ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. Four from B1G are Butkus semifinalists

    Brian Bennett

    There's one area where you can't criticize the Big Ten's performance this year: linebacker play. The Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's top linebacker, announced its 12 semifinalists on Monday, and one-third of the list is populated by Big T...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. Midseason report: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    NEBRASKA Record: 4-2, 1-1 Big Ten The good news for the Cornhuskers is a Legends Division crown -- and a possible Big Ten championship -- are still very much in play this season. The bad news is this team still hasn't turned the corner to be...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  9. Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    Through five weeks of the season, which players have established themselves as the top candidates for individual Big Ten awards? Glad you asked. Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State: The leader in the clu...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Big Ten stock report: Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    The NASDAQ and the Nikkei got nothing on this market. Stock up Penn State's Killer Zs: Zach Zwinak was no better than the fifth-string tailback for the Nittany Lions this summer. But in the last two games, the 230-pound sophomore has rushed for...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. Huskers' defensive growth to get early test

    Brian Bennett

    Nebraska's defensive players enter their first game week feeling good vibes. "Our confidence is high," senior linebacker Will Compton told ESPN.com. "And I think it's only going to get higher as the days go on." All offseason, the Cornhuskers h...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  12. Big Ten position rankings: LB (individual)

    Brian Bennett

    Our position-by-position preseason rankings roll on as we get to the linebackers. This is one of the strongest overall position groups in the league, full of returning stars and pro prospects. Here are the top 10 individual linebackers leading int...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. The Big Ten's 100-tackle men in 2012

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier this summer, I took a look at the Big Ten's top candidates to throw for 3,000 yards, to run for 1,000 yards and to compile 1,000 receiving yards this season. Well, offensive guys don't get to have all the fun. Let's move to the defensive s...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  14. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The depravity and decadence of Derby weekend await me. But first: your emails. Bryan from Chicago writes: Regarding your handicapping of the B1G race, I'm betting on all teams. With the odds you gave each team, if you add them up, the player ha...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  15. Most indispensable players: Nebraska

    Brian Bennett

    With spring practice over, we're looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. Not necessarily the best players, but those who would be hardest to replace because of their value to the team or because of a lack of depth at their p...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  16. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    The first Happy Flight of 2012 is in the books. Here's hoping for many more. A pair of Illinois defensive backs could spend some time on offense this season as Tim Beckman searches for playmakers. Scrutiny or not, Brian Ferentz was the right hi...

    Blog | April 05, 2012