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  1. B1G players among Kiper's top prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away and doesn't even have a determined location, so why should you get excited about it? Because the Big Ten could have a breakthrough. ESPN's Mel Kiper has produced lists of top prospects at quarterback, defen...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Michigan can be patient with 2015 class

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's blistering start to 2015 recruiting under new coach James Franklin has a familiar feel for Michigan fans. In recent years Michigan has been the Big Ten school to get a jump on the upcoming class, racking up verbal commitments well bef...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Could B1G's draft drought end in 2015?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Go ahead and blame the Big Ten blog. Since it launched in July 2008, the Big Ten hasn't had an NFL draft pick in the top 10. The Big Ten also hasn't had a team appear in the national championship game. So yes, it's all my/our fault. Here's the ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Big Ten recruiting scorecard

    Adam Rittenberg

    The calendar now reads May (happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too) and it's a good time to check the recruiting scorecard for the 2015 class. Thirteen of the Big Ten's 14 squads are on the board -- Minnesota is still waiting for its first verbal pledge -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  5. Bill Cubit, Illinois Fighting Illini offensive coordinator, recei...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois has awarded offensive coordinator Bill Cubit a raise and contract extension through the 2015 season, the school announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  6. Big Ten releases 2014 football schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has released its conference schedule for the 2014 season, when new members Maryland and Rutgers join the league and play in the East and West divisions begins. The league hopes to release the 2015 schedule, which will flip the game sites ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  7. Wisconsin exploring Lambeau Field game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is becoming a big fan of neutral-site games. He can't stop talking about them. When we met in March, he discussed the benefits of such games. The following day, Wisconsin announced it would open the 2015 s...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Chicago gets serious about B1G title bid

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Indianapolis and Chicago made bids to host the first set of Big Ten football championship games, Indy won in a landslide, as the Big Ten awarded it the title game through 2015. A first-rate indoor facility (Lucas Oil Stadium) surrounded by re...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Wisconsin, Alabama discussing 2015 game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin has long been criticized for its soft nonconference schedules, and rightfully so. But as the playoff era approaches in college football -- and with it an increased importance of schedule strength -- the Badgers are showing a greater willing...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Poll: End of Michigan-Notre Dame series

    Adam Rittenberg

    Less than a week after joining the ACC in all sports but football, Notre Dame pulled the plug on its annual series with Michigan. The two teams will meet in 2013 and 2014, but beyond that, it's anyone's guess as Notre Dame canceled games from 2015-17...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  11. Midwest shut out for first playoff finale

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most of us saw this coming, but the first championship game in the playoff era won't take place in Big Ten country. Colleague Brett McMurphy reports today that six cities are under consideration to host the title game on Jan. 12, 2015 -- and all s...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Links are schedule-heavy today, as everyone is weighing in on the 2015/2016 slates. One downside of the future schedules is a four-year break for Ohio State and Nebraska. Wisconsin finally returns to Michigan's schedule in 2015. Wolverines coac...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  13. Analyzing B1G schedules for 2015, 2016

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Monday released the league schedules for the 2015 and 2016 football seasons. These schedules were approved last Tuesday by the league's athletic directors at the spring meetings. Unlike the 2013 and 2014 seasons, which have two separat...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. Earlier B1G games? It's up to the teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the Big Ten schedules for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons are released later this month, they'll look familiar. Conference play once again will kick off on the last Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October. There had been interes...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  15. Pat Fitzgerald's new deal runs through 2020

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern made it official Tuesday and announced a new contract for coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2020 season. Fitzgerald's previous extension, signed in June 2009, ran through the 2015 campaign. His new 10-year contract begins imm...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  16. Pat Fitzgerald's contract extension at Northwestern runs through ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern on Tuesday announced a new contract for coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2020 season.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011