Big Ten blog gets bigger and better

As you already know, the Big Ten blog has a new addition -- and a very good one.

Please join me in welcoming Brian Bennett to the Big Ten blog. Brian has done an excellent job covering the Big East for the past three seasons, and he'll be a tremendous asset in covering the Big Ten. If you like the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kentucky Oaks, Trombone Shorty or old-school rap, you'll get along great with him.

I'm sure this will disappoint some of you, but I'm not going anywhere. Brian and I will be working together on the blog, providing more comprehensive coverage of your favorite league. Just to be clear, we aren't splitting the blog into divisions. Both Brian and I will be covering all 12 teams and attending games on all 12 campuses, in addition to covering any developments with the Big Ten office.

Please know that your continued participation and interest in the Big Ten blog played a role in this change. You will be the biggest beneficiaries of a bigger and better Big Ten blog, so feel free to get excited.

You can contact Brian here for any questions and comments.