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  1. Can Braxton Miller be Buckeyes' superman again?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Injuries have a tendency to make players disappear, especially when their stand-ins sparkle. It has been the case for Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who has won seven Big Ten individual awards in his career yet finds himself as somewhat of a ...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  2. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. Four from B1G recognized for APR scores

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before announcing all the latest Academic Progress Rate scores later this month, the NCAA is recognizing the best of the best. Four Big Ten football programs -- Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Wisconsin -- received public recognition awards fr...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Running back Melvin Gordon will pass up NFL draft, return to Wisc...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon will return for his redshirt junior season in 2014, he announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  5. B1G has four All-Americans

    Adam Rittenberg

    Did you think awards season was over? Not so fast.'s All-America team is finally out. It includes zero repeat selections from the 2012 team, and four from the Big Ten. They are: Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort Ohio State LB Ryan Shazi...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. Dennard earns Thorpe, All-America honors

    Adam Rittenberg

    Life is good for Michigan State star cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Last Monday, he surprised no one by winning the Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year award. Five days later, Dennard and his Spartans teammates surprised a few people,...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  7. Poll: Big Ten's biggest award snub

    Adam Rittenberg

    The college football award finalists were revealed earlier this week, and for the Big Ten, it brought more snubs than selections. Although standouts like Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Purdue punter...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Recapping B1G award finalists, snubs

    Adam Rittenberg

    It is my duty as a Big Ten reporter to pass along pertinent information about national college football awards. Before doing so, let me preface this by pointing out that I'm generally not a fan of these awards as they miss the mark more often than no...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  9. No defense for IU's chronic woes on D

    Adam Rittenberg

    There was a lot to like about Indiana's hiring of Kevin Wilson as head coach in December 2010. Wilson had established himself as one of the nation's top assistants at Oklahoma, winning the Frank Broyles Award once and finishing as a finalist anoth...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. Abdullah, Gordon semifinalists for Doak

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Big Ten running back (Wisconsin's Montee Ball) won the Doak Walker award in 2012, and two Big Ten ball-carriers are in the mix to take it this season. Nebraska junior Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin sophomore Melvin Gordon are two of the 10 semifin...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Three B1G players up for national awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    One Big Ten offensive star is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the college player of the year, while two Big Ten defenders are among the semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's most outstanding defender. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  12. Herbie Awards could have B1G flavor

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 13th annual Herbie Awards come your way tonight (ESPN2, 10 p.m. ET), as ESPN colleague Kirk Herbstreit recognizes some of the top players around college football. A Herbie Awards primer is out, and several Big Ten players are in the mix for ho...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  13. Jack Hoffman TD run up for ESPY award

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best moment of spring football in the Big Ten this year (any year?) could be named the best moment in sports for the past year. Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska's spring game made the 7-year-old brain cancer patient a national ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  14. Bill O'Brien, Montee Ball win BTN awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football didn't have as big a presence as other sports during Wednesday's BTN awards, but one coach and one former player were recognized for their efforts last season. Penn State's Bill O'Brien was named Men's Team Coach of the Year after guiding...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  15. B1G players, coaches up for BTN awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    A group of Big Ten football players, one Big Ten football coach, one Big Ten football team and one unforgettable 7-year-old Nebraska football fan are among the nominees for the BTN awards. The awards show takes place June 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Here are...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  16. Three B1G teams recognized for APR

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA's complete Academic Progress Rate report for 2011-12 will be released next week, but the public recognition awards are out for teams finishing in the top 10 percent of their sport. Three Big Ten teams earned awards: Northwestern, Ohio Sta...

    Blog | June 05, 2013