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  1. Texas' team commitment pays off in end

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Many teams create watchwords before the season or the NCAA tournament, corny but commendable slogans that look good on dry-erase boards or in Twitter hashtags. Few teams follow through on them. Even fewer do so the way Texas did Thurs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. Season wrap: Wisconsin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin had a new coach, the same group of core players and a similar, close-but-no-glory result in 2013. The start of the Gary Andersen era was marked by three things: an officiating debacle at the end of a game at Arizona State, an impressive mid...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Still waiting for Kyle French's game-winning field-goal attempt. Ridiculous. Plenty of criticism here and here and here and here for the officiating at the end of the Wisconsin-Arizona State game. Grades for the Badgers here and here. The Bielema...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a good weekend of football. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the mail ... Wisc QB from Wisconsin writes: Why is it that even though Wisconsin is returning more starters and has played more games than ASU, everybody is acting...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. Big Ten Monday personnel roundup

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to go around the Big Ten and check out some key personnel news. ILLINOIS Coach Tim Beckman said Monday that starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase (ankle) could have played at Arizona State in an emergency situation and could return this wee...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  6. Illini's Scheelhaase out, O'Toole to start

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase will miss tonight's game against Arizona State because of a sprained ankle, a team spokesman confirmed. Scheelhaase made the trip to Arizona State and went through some warmups, but he has been ruled ...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  7. Illinios being tested by Western Michigan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois got the statement victory it needed last week against Arizona State. But if the Illini don't hold off Western Michigan today, they'll vanish from the national spotlight. It has been a struggle in Champaign for Ron Zook's crew, as Weste...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  8. Video: Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN's Adam Rittenberg talks to Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase about the significance of Saturday's 17-14 victory against Arizona State....

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  9. Illinois hangs on for statement victory

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It's fitting that Illinois' defense had to seal a statement win for the program. Vic Koenning's unit performed masterfully most of the game, making play after to play to keep Arizona State out of the end zone. After struggling o...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  10. Illinois defense bails out Lankford

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ryan Lankford has to be breathing a huge sigh of relief right now. Illinois avoided a potential huge momentum swing after Lankford muffed a punt that went right to an Arizona State player. The Illini had pinned Arizona State ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  11. Illinois' Brown keying defensive effort

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- What can Brown do for you? In Illinois' case, linebacker Jonathan Brown is doing it all in a huge performance against Arizona State. Brown has played a role in both Illini takeaways, causing the first one with his hit on Sun Dev...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  12. Sun Devils grab first lead behind Osweiler

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There's so much attention on Brock Osweiler's height that folks forget the 6-foot-8 quarterback can move a bit. Arizona State capitalized on favorable field position and Osweiler gave the Sun Devils their first lead with a 14-ya...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  13. Illinois finally capitalize on takeaway

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After neither team turned five combined takeaways into points, Illinois finally made Arizona State pay. The Fighting Illini offense rewarded its defense for a night of huge plays as Nathan Scheelhaase found A.J. Jenkins for a 16...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  14. Halftime update: Arizona State-Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- We've reached halftime here at Memorial Stadium, and what looked like an offensive shootout has slowed down significantly. Illinois leads 10-7. Stat of the half: The teams have combined to convert 9 of 16 third-down attempts,...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  15. Illini pressure working against Osweiler

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois might not be able to contain Arizona State's vertical passing attack, but the Illini are getting to quarterback Brock Osweiler. Coordinator Vic Koenning has turned up the heat, and the blitzes are reaching their target....

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  16. Arizona State-Illinois pregame

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brock Osweiler really is that big. That's my prevailing thought after watching the Arizona State quarterback warm up. The 6-foot-8 Osweiler should have no trouble seeing over the Illinois defense tonight. I'm also impressed with...

    Blog | September 17, 2011