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  1. Michigan down, but not out

    Adam Rittenberg

    As Michigan's athletic director, Dave Brandon attends many events where Big Ten championship rings are displayed. He sees them on mantles and in plastic cases. He sees them on the fingers of former Wolverines players -- and not just the living ones. ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. Michigan Wolverines fell, and now they're trying to get up

    Adam Rittenberg

    By Michigan's standards, it has been too long between Big Ten titles. The question is can it learn from its past to return to glory?

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Progress made on raises for MSU coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Documents have yet to be drafted and pens haven't quiet made their way to paper, but Michigan State fans can feel good about the future of their football coaching staff. Athletic director Mark Hollis on Monday reiterated that discus...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Rose Bowl notes from MSU's Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO is barely 48 hours away, and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his final pregame news conference Monday morning. Here are some notes from Dantonio (and one from athletic director Mark...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Will Brady Hoke's staff loyalty pay off?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon wrote a 1,059-word blog post affirming his support for head coach Brady Hoke. Hoke's job status at Michigan, at least for a fourth season, never seemed to be in doubt. If Jabrill Peppers, Michigan...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  8. Report: Illinois' Beckman to return in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tim Beckman basically ensured he would return to Illinois for a third season when the Illini ended a 19-game Big Ten losing streak Nov. 23 at Purdue. Now it's official: Beckman will be back, athletic director Mike Thomas told WCIA-TV's Matt Wetter...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  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. Trick plays become Spartans' trademark

    Adam Rittenberg

    About once a week, a student at Fairfield Christian Academy pokes his head into the athletic director's office and relays a recent realization. "He'll stop in and say, 'I didn't know you threw a fake pass against Notre Dame,'" Aaron Bates said. ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Report: Fickell interviews for FAU job

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell on Tuesday interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Florida Atlantic, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Florida Atlantic athletic director Pat Chun, who previously served as ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. PSU statements on reduced sanctions

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State issued the following statements Tuesday after the NCAA announced the gradual reinstatement of scholarships to the football program. Athletic director Dave Joyner "I am very happy for Coach [Bill] O'Brien, the football coaches and sta...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy happiness happens day. LSU's athletic director reveals the details of a future series with Wisconsin, but a Wisconsin official says nothing has been finalized. Dan Voltz tries to continue Wisconsin's exceptional legacy at the center spot. B...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's good to be back. Let's check out today's links ... Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez hopes to finalize the LSU series very soon. Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema talks the SEC talk. Badgers recruit Matt Hubley could be an immediat...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Summer, feel free to show up any time. Rainy and 59 in Chicago. Yeesh. Link time ... Rutgers once again embarrasses itself in sticking by athletic director Julie Hermann, Ian O'Connor writes. Hermann faces the media in Piscataway. A co-chair o...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  16. 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