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  1. Big 12 problem children: TCU, West Virginia

    Jake Trotter

    Today, Big Ten colleague Adam Rittenberg wrote about Michigan, and how the Wolverines have become the "problem child" of the Big Ten. Despite their tradition and resources, the Wolverines have been unable to win big, and instead have been a drag on t...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is enjoying life in the wild, wild West. More on QB Wes Lunt's transfer to Illinois here and here and here and here. Check out the latest ESPN 300 recruiting rankings. Michigan still tops ESPN's class rankin...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. PSU secondary aims to quiet skeptics

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before spring practice, Penn State defensive backs Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris sat in their apartment, brainstorming a way to motivate the secondary. They decided to tell their teammates the truth. At least the truth according to those outsi...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  4. Leaving in the lurch: Big Ten coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most Big Ten coaches label their jobs with a capital D for destination. When a head coach arrives on a Big Ten campus, he usually isn't looking for his next stop. Big Ten fans take pride in this. The league has been largely immune from the wanderi...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. Nittany Lions players adjust to big changes at Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has experienced unparalleled turmoil in the last five months, starting with the scandal that rocked State College through its first spring without Joe Paterno. But the players have shown a resiliency that should benefit them come fall.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  6. Recapping the Big Ten coaching changes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had an unprecedented number of coaching changes in the past few months -- 40 to be exact. And that's not even counting support staff members, including strength and conditioning coaches. Three teams replaced their head coaches, and fiv...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  7. Grading the Big Ten coordinator hires

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten saw an unprecedented number of coaching changes during the offseason, as three head coaches were dismissed, Wisconsin's staff lost six assistants and many other moves were made. Barring an unexpected change, only four teams -- Michigan, M...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  8. Take Two: Thoughts on Penn State's staff

    Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had three head-coaching changes in the offseason, with new leading men stepping in at Ohio State, Illinois and Penn State. We already shared our thoughts on the new staffs at Illinois and Ohio State. We finish off the series by turning to...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hoping everyone has a great weekend. The blog will be dark Monday for the holiday, but I'll be back at it bright and early Tuesday morning. Onto your emails ... Nick from Omaha writes: Adam, love the blog. I was just thinking: Everyone's asking...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I can't express to you how badly this kid needs football. Former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien tells Badger Nation (subscription required) that he'll consider transferring to Wisconsin. Badgers linebacker Ethan Armstrong has had to fight thr...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  11. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    What's on your mind on this Valentine's Day? Eric from Flagstaff, Ariz., writes: My friend and I are die hard fans of Michigan teams, he a Michigan fan and I an MSU fan. He belittles Sparty every chance he gets. We were having a debate about whe...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. Q&A: Penn State D-coordinator Ted Roof

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of the eight assistant coaches Bill O'Brien has named to his staff at Penn State, no hire has sparked more debate among Nittany Nation than defensive coordinator Ted Roof. He spent the past three seasons at Auburn, winning a national title in 2010 bu...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  13. Tom Bradley's tribute to Joe Paterno

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tom Bradley played for Joe Paterno, coached on Paterno's staff for more than 30 years and took over for Paterno following Paterno's firing on Nov. 9. Bradley, who served as Penn State's defensive coordinator from 2000-2011, issued the following state...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  14. A look back at Joe Paterno's life (1926-2012)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno died earlier Sunday at 85 in State College, Pa., after battling lung cancer diagnosed in November. Paterno spent 46 seasons as Penn State's coach before being fired Nov. 9 in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal. He's...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  15. Penn State Nittany Lions -- Ted Roof of UCF Knights hired as defe...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has hired Ted Roof to be its new defensive coordinator.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  16. O'Brien retains Ron Vanderlinden at PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    New Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is keeping two defensive assistants from the previous staff. O'Brien, who announced Saturday he's retaining defensive line coach Larry Johnson, also will keep linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden, Penn State players...

    Blog | January 09, 2012