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  1. Bowl games have special meaning to Group of 5 programs

    Adam Rittenberg

    While the playoff might dominate the postseason headlines, for Group of 5 programs, bowl games mean a little something extra

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  2. Bo Pelini takes parting shot at Nebraska Cornhuskers leadership

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bo Pelini was introduced as Youngstown State's new coach Wednesday, but his departure from Nebraska continues to overshadow his Ohio homecoming.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  3. An oral history of the College Football Playoff

    Adam Rittenberg

    The story of how college football transitioned from the BCS to a playoff, as told by the conference commissioners and athletic directors who were directly involved in the decision-making process.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  4. Big Ten might have bowl-eligible team miss out of postseason

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten could have a bowl-eligible team miss out on the postseason and has informed its schools of the possibility.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  5. Is the College Football Playoff committee forcing programs to ret...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The College Football Playoff committee's rankings show that schedule strength matters now, so programs now have to decide if this forces them to rethink how they schedule in the future.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  6. Big Ten guarantees four-year scholarships to student athletes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete's enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Athletic directors look for increased stake in governance of coll...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Athletic directors want a larger stake in changes being made to NCAA governance. They're likely to get it with a new restructuring proposal, writes Adam Rittenberg.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  10. B1G approves 8-member officiating crews

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten athletic directors this week approved the increase of football officiating crews from seven members to eight for all home games beginning with the 2014 season. A center judge, who will line up in the offensive backfield opposite the head refe...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  11. Big Ten AD meetings Day 1 wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Big Ten athletic directors began their annual spring meetings Tuesday and discussed the proposed NCAA governance changes, scheduling, athlete welfare and other items. Here are some notes from Day 1: ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS Al...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  12. Northwestern AD: Athletes need voting role

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- College athletes' welfare is top of mind for athletic directors across the country, and one Big Ten school remains at the center of the debate about whether players are receiving enough for what they provide between the lines. "E...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten athletic directors' meetings are under way at league headquarters. Check back for updates throughout the week. Link time ... Jim Tressel signs on as the new president of Youngstown State. Some continue to criticize Tressel's selection....

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. 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
  15. B1G meetings to focus on big-picture items

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- When Big Ten athletic directors and administrators gather each spring, they normally look in the mirror and explore internal issues. In 2010, expansion buzz consumed the league's meetings in Chicago; weeks later, Nebraska became ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  16. Big Ten Monday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Filling in for the vacationing Brian Bennett on today's mailblog. Because of Big Ten athletic directors' meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, my next mailblog will come to you at the usual time Friday afternoon. Send questions here or tweet 'em at me here...

    Blog | May 12, 2014