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  1. BTN selects six prime-time games

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week at this time, you learned the six prime-time games to appear on ABC/ESPN this fall. Now the Big Ten Network is up to bat. BTN has selected six games to appear in prime time this fall. They are ... Sept. 13 Penn State at Rutgers, 8 ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. B1G bowl opponent primer: LSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week, we're taking a deeper dive into each of the Big Ten's upcoming bowl opponents. Up next: Les Miles' LSU Tigers, who face Iowa in the Outback Bowl. Let's get started ... OUTBACK BOWL No. 16 LSU (9-3) vs. Iowa (8-4) Tampa, 1 p.m. ET J...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Not much went according to plan in Week 8, a slate of likely blowouts that turned out to be surprisingly captivating, especially in both Ann Arbor and Columbus. Brian Bennett and I had the same set of winners, so there was no opportunity to gain grou...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  4. Big Ten second-half preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've closed the book on the first half of Big Ten play, and what a dull, uninspiring book it was. From the mediocre nonconference showing (9-8 against BCS automatic-qualifying teams) to the excess of open weeks to the lack of marquee league match...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. No guarantees for Gophers' Nelson in 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota's decision to remove the redshirt from quarterback Philip Nelson in Week 8 seemed to be as much about the future as the present. Sure, the team lacked healthy bodies at the quarterback spot, but by throwing Nelson into the fire as a true...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, this is the story of my picks the last two weeks. After recording the first perfect week of picks in Week 8 (6-0), I didn't just take a step back with the Week 9 predictions. I fell flat on my tuchu...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Weeks like this allow me to quote the late, great Curt Hennig. You have just witnessed perfection. Nobody beats Mr. Perfect. ... Nobody! That's right. After seven long, blemished weeks, a Big Ten blogger had a perfect week of predictions. And n...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  8. Player of the Week: Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Taylor Martinez has had his struggles away from Lincoln the past three seasons, but the Nebraska quarterback stepped up in a big way Saturday at Northwestern. Because of his efforts, Martinez is the Big Ten's Player of the Week for Week 8. After c...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  9. It's game day at Kinnick Stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Week 8 in the Big Ten wraps up under the lights at Kinnick Stadium, where Penn State and Iowa meet in a matchup of two somewhat surprising unbeaten teams in Big Ten play. Despite 2-2 marks in non-league play, both Penn State and...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  10. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around the Big Ten in Week 8 ... 1. Clock ticking for Michigan seniors: Quarterback Denard Robinson and his fellow Michigan seniors have been through a lot in their careers -- some historic lows from 2008 to '10, a rebound 2011 ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  11. Big Ten Monday personnel notes

    Adam Rittenberg

    A few personnel nuggets from around the league as we inch toward Week 8. Iowa running back Mark Weisman (ankle) isn't on the two-deep for Penn State, although coach Kirk Ferentz hasn't totally ruled him out. Wisconsin LT Ricky Wagner (knee) is li...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  12. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    All my bluster about Big Ten perfection vanished Saturday. Brian Bennett shouldn't be feeling too chesty, either. The Big Ten bloggers took a beating in Week 8. It can't get much worse. I managed to endure my first losing record of the season (...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. PSU stiff-arms critics, keeps on winning

    Adam Rittenberg

    There might not have been a trendier upset pick in Week 8 than Northwestern over Penn State. Even though the Lions came in at 6-1 and the Wildcats at 2-4, Penn State was doubted. Even though the Lions had one of the nation's best defenses and the ...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  14. Video: One Good Thing

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten saw strong quarterback play around the league in Week 8 even though some of the usual suspects struggled a bit....

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  15. How we voted in the ESPN.com Top 25

    Adam Rittenberg

    Week 8 brought some shakeups in the national rankings, and the ESPN.com power rankings also will have a different look. Here are the latest ballots Brian and I cast for the national Top 25: Brian Bennett's ballot 1. LSU 2. Alabama 3. Oklah...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  16. Big Ten weather forecast for Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's a check of the weather, which always could change, at the five venues featuring Big Ten games today. Iowa City, Iowa (Indiana at Iowa, noon ET): Sunny, temperatures between 54-63 degrees, winds at 7-10 mph. West Lafayette, Ind. (No. 23 I...

    Blog | October 22, 2011