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  1. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is it a bit drafty in here? Wishing you a great weekend. Twitter? Yes, please. Let's check that inbox ... Shane from Maine writes: I usually ask Wolverines-related questions, but something else caught my attention. What are your thoughts on ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. Penn State's Amos a safe bet for stardom

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has produced a first-team All-Big Ten defender in eight of the past nine seasons, but no Nittany Lions defensive back has made the list since 2008 (safety Anthony Scirrotto). The drought could end this year. If saf...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Electric Franklin is Penn State's generator

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last Thursday morning, a barefoot James Franklin exited his office and walked -- Franklin's walk is most people's jog -- through the Penn State football lobby. Asked about his footwear situation, Franklin explained he had a s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. PSU staff brings 'SEC mentality' to practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You've likely heard about SEC-style recruiting in the Big Ten, first with Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now with James Franklin at Penn State. Franklin appears to bringing a taste of his former league to the practice field at...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. PSU's Franklin aims to build bonds, depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you live in State College and haven't shaken James Franklin's hand, high-fived the Penn State coach or snapped a picture with the new leading Lion, you're probably a recluse. Since his Jan. 11 introduction, Franklin has been a man about town, a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Spring brings fresh starts around Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring football kicks off earlier than normal in the Big Ten, as Michigan takes the field Tuesday, Northwestern follows Wednesday and eight other squads begin their sessions by March 8. The accelerated schedules seem appropriate in a league filled...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Preseason camps are finally here in the Big Ten. Who's excited? Let's get to the mail, and be sure to follow us on Twitter. Carson from Janesville, Wis., writes: Is it me or are Wisconsin's rivalry games boring? I am younger so I have never kno...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  10. Bill O'Brien likes PSU's secondary depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last summer, Penn State's defensive backs used outside criticism for motivation. The Lions' secondary had to replace all four starters and Malcolm Willis and Stephon Morris reminded everyone of the gloomy forecast many had for the back four. "We'r...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. Video: Penn State's X factor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Versatile defensive back Adrian Amos, who moved from cornerback to safety this spring, will be the X factor for Penn State in 2013....

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  12. PSU players take to Twitter for April Fools'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The panic about Penn State players leaving school in the wake of the severe sanctions imposed last summer has largely subsided. But some Lions fans might have had their heart rates spike if they were browsing Twitter late Sunday night. Several pro...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  13. Spring Q&A: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time we saw Penn State, the Lions were celebrating a surprisingly strong finish to the 2012 season and saying farewell to a special senior class. Penn State since has turned the page and will begin spring practice Monday with a mix of famili...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  14. PSU enters spring with good depth, health

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the NCAA leveled severe sanctions against Penn State last summer and made it easy for players to transfer, roster depth became an immediate short-term concern. It almost certainly looked to be a long-term problem. How would Penn State fare wi...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  15. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'd like my steak medium, my shrimp cocktail with extra sauce, a side of sauteed mushrooms and a bottle of your finest red wine. And give the bill to that guy over there. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought I was ordering dinner at St. Elmo in Indianapolis. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  16. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012