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  1. Michigan regents douse fireworks, fun

    Adam Rittenberg

    My wife is lukewarm about fireworks. The program for our wedding actually read: "Christina is unimpressed by fireworks." Sometimes I check her passport to make sure she's American. For most of the rest of us, fireworks are great. They're a nice ad...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. Big Ten AD meetings Day 2 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten spring administrators' meetings wrapped up Wednesday with more discussion about the proposed NCAA governance changes, nonconference scheduling, athlete welfare and other topics. Here are some notes from Day 2: COST...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Big Ten AD meetings Day 1 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Big Ten athletic directors began their annual spring meetings Tuesday and discussed the proposed NCAA governance changes, scheduling, athlete welfare and other items. Here are some notes from Day 1: ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS Al...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. B1G ADs discuss alcohol sales at games

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Minnesota state legislature approved alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium more than two years ago, making Minnesota the first Big Ten school to allow beer in one of its facilities. Minnesota remains the only Big Ten school with ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Northwestern AD: Athletes need voting role

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- College athletes' welfare is top of mind for athletic directors across the country, and one Big Ten school remains at the center of the debate about whether players are receiving enough for what they provide between the lines. "E...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. Northwestern AD Jim Phillips anti-union, for voting presence amon...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips opposes a union with the Wildcats football team but hopes the discussion about athletes' welfare leads to changes, including a voting presence about the issues that most affect them.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  7. Big Ten schools focus on student turnout

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's not surprising that Big Ten athletic directors spent part of their meeting last week discussing football attendance, a growing concern despite the sport's surging popularity. The real surprise: How much the ADs focused on a group whose devoti...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  8. Is Michigan AD too involved with football?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Dave Brandon called the perception "pretty silly." The Michigan athletic director, speaking Monday with WDIV-TV in Detroit, said he's confused as to why some think he's the one calling the shots with Michigan's football program. He reiterated that...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  9. Michigan Wolverines athletic director Dave Brandon backs Brady Ho...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has placed his strong support behind coach Brady Hoke, writing in a blog post that Hoke will lead the program "well into the future" despite a disappointing 7-4 season.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  10. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Bro Code has been around for centuries. Nay, whatever's more than centuries. Minnesota AD Norwood Teague tells John Feinstein that he wants Jerry Kill to coach there for a very long time. Former Gophers players weigh in on Kill's situation. K...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. Poll: AD to rep B1G on Playoff committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    Everyone wants to know who will serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee. Well, colleague Brett McMurphy has provided a clue. He reported Wednesday that current FBS athletic directors will be part of the committee. Current conference...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Report: Rutgers AD focus of other lawsuit

    Adam Rittenberg

    It just keeps getting worse for Rutgers and newly appointed athletic director Julie Hermann. Hermann, still dealing with the backlash from her rocky tenure as Tennessee's volleyball coach, is at the center of another lawsuit, filed while s...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  13. B1G ADs know committee has tough task

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith chaired the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and had to explain why UAB made it into the field and Alabama did not. Telling Alabama's basketball team it missed o...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  14. Video: Indiana Hoosiers AD Fred Glass

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass talks about being in the Big Ten's new East division, football scheduling and the program's progress under coach Kevin Wilson....

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  15. Video: Minnesota AD Norwood Teague

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague talks about the Big Ten's future bowl lineup, Minnesota's football program, and coach Jerry Kill at the Big Ten spring meetings....

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  16. B1G ADs focused on game-day upgrades

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten is steeped in history and tradition, but the conference needs something more to connect with the target audience of football recruits and regular students. It needs to be cooler, especially on game days. And whether it's per...

    Blog | May 16, 2013