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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Delany: Voting process vital to autonomy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many of the benefits for college players gaining national attention these days aren't new to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. He brought them up years ago. Increasing the value of an athletic scholarship to the federal full cost of attendance fig...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  12. B1G needs other leagues to align at nine

    Adam Rittenberg

    I used to oppose the idea of the Big Ten increasing its schedule from eight league games to nine. Although I understood the benefits for fans (in theory, more quality games), players (the chance to play league members more often) and athletic dire...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. Q&A: Illinois coach Tim Beckman

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Illinois hopes Deion Sanders was right when he famously stated, "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good." The Illini unveiled their new look this week, part of a rebrand with Nike for all the school's athletic ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. Hermann making Delany's task tougher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is one of the smartest and most persuasive people in the sports world. If he wasn't leading the nation's richest athletic conference, Delany, who has a law degree from North Carolina, could be a fearsome figure in the ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. Viewpoints: Northwestern's union push

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wednesday could turn out to be a pivotal in the future of college athletics, as a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern players have the right to move forward with their unionization efforts. It was a big win f...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Northwestern union push clears big hurdle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Huge news out of Chicago today that could be a game-changer for college athletics and the student-athlete model. The Northwestern football players trying to unionize have scored a big victory. The Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Boa...

    Blog | March 26, 2014