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  1. Preseason position preview: Offensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Certain position groups define certain leagues, and in the Big Ten, offensive line always will be one of those groups. The big uglies are typically a beautiful sight for many Big Ten fan bases, so we figured we would kick off our preseason position p...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    The next time we meet (barring breaking news), it will be June. One month closer to the season. Follow us on Twitter. Looks like I made a few friends down South after this post. To the inbox ... Jonathan from San Antonio writes: While I g...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  3. Claeys: Gophers defense should improve

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota had a grand total of one defensive player drafted between 2009 and 2013. Earlier this month, the Gophers had two defenders, tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and safety Brock Vereen, selected in the first four rounds. Those departures would would ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some questions and answers before the weekend ... Antonio from Omaha writes: As I read Brian's article "Huskers take aim at turnover problem" earlier, it hit me how much an impact a team's offensive success or failure has on it's defense, and vice...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  6. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. B1G recruiting roundup: Green picks U-M

    Adam Rittenberg

    The penultimate weekend before signing day is in the books, and not surprisingly, there was plenty of news on the Big Ten recruiting trail. As a reminder, you should bookmark ESPN Recruiting and particularly the Midwest blog for all your Big Ten rec...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Turns out, my Week 9 disaster was an aberration, a speed bump on my path to take some of Brian Bennett's money in Indianapolis. The predictions race returned to normal in Week 10, as I put up a perfect mark for the second time in three weeks and e...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  9. Indiana defensive recruiting picks up

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Indiana team you've seen so far in Big Ten play probably looks familiar. Strong quarterback play, dynamic receivers, enough Big Ten-level athletes on offense, not nearly enough defense ... and a team that simply can't get over the hump. Second...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Gilbert's return boosts Badgers' defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin's wish list for the 2012 season certainly starts with a capable and effective quarterback. But an elite pass-rusher might come next. Although the Badgers' defense put up good numbers in 2011 -- ranking 15th nationally in total defense, ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  12. Wisconsin's Devin Smith gears up for return

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bret Bielema's comments about star Devin Smith and the value he would have brought Wisconsin in 2011 quickly made their way around America's dairyland and Big Ten country. Smith, a starting cornerback for the Badgers, missed all but two games last...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  13. Big Ten undrafted free agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Several Big Ten players who didn't hear their names called in New York during the weekend still received some good news about their football futures. As soon as the NFL draft concluded, the undrafted free agent scramble began. Here's an initial li...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Huskers RB Aaron Green to transfer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska boasts arguably the Big Ten's deepest running back corps, but the group just got a bit thinner. Sophomore Aaron Green has decided to transfer, his father told multiple media outlets Sunday night. Green, a San Antonio native, likely will m...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  15. Detail-driven Huskers defense put to test

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- They can't be called pop quizzes because they happen every day. When safety P.J. Smith and his fellow Nebraska defensive backs enter their meeting room each day, they know exactly what's coming. "This is the first time we've ev...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. B1G combine results: defensive backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Apologies for posting this a little late, but the 2012 NFL combine wrapped up Tuesday with workouts for the defensive backs. Let's take a look at how the Big Ten contingent performed. Cornerbacks Penn State's Chaz Powell tied for 12th in 40-ya...

    Blog | February 29, 2012