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  1. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football, please get here. I can't stand watching Chicago baseball any more. Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is open to a 10-game conference schedule. Michigan State tops the Big Ten's special teams rankings. MSU finishes second on'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Summer is officially here, so the links are sizzling today. Former Nebraska recruit Bubba Starling still roots for the Big Red, but he doesn't regret his decision to pick baseball. A terrific piece by Dirk Chatelain on former Husker Dion Booker, ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    That's how Craigslist works. Total strangers sell you things like signed vintage baseball cards that make your father-in-law respect you for an afternoon. In case you missed it, Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst is headed to Pitt. If ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  4. Indiana coaching staff attends 'Raw'

    Adam Rittenberg

    I used to be a wrestle maniac. From ages 10-12, the WWF was right up there with baseball and football in my sporting hierarchy. I remember attending an event at the Cow Palace in San Francisco with a buddy and a sign taunting the Beverly Brothers, wh...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  5. Your Leaders Division all-star team

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been a brutal baseball season so far here in Chicago, as the underachieving White Sox and flat-lining Cubs limp to the break. Bennett's St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, are tied atop the NL Central and must fend off the suddenly mighty Pittsbur...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  6. Sources: Wisconsin gets its man in Wilson

    Adam Rittenberg

    They're jumping around in Madison today. Former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson is headed to Wisconsin to play football this fall, sources have told ESPN. Wilson chose Wisconsin over both Auburn and the chance to continue playing baseball for ...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  7. Russell Wilson says decision coming soon

    Adam Rittenberg

    Russell Wilson has been tight-lipped about his future sporting plans during the past few months as he decides between baseball and football, and possibly between Wisconsin and Auburn. The former NC State star quarterback, currently playing basebal...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  8. Nebraska's Starling drafted by KC Royals

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nebraska quarterback recruit Bubba Starling didn't have to wait long Monday to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball draft. The two-sport start -- recently profiled in this wonderful piece by colleague Mitch Sherman -- was selected fif...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  9. Wildcats in final prep for Wrigley game

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Northwestern players were predictably wide-eyed as they entered Wrigley Field on Thursday morning for a practice session at the Friendly Confines. They had seen pictures and video of Wrigley's conversion from baseball field to football,...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  10. Chappell nearly strong-arms IU to huge win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana's baseball team might want to loan Ben Chappell one of those medieval armor-like wraps that starting pitchers wear on their arms after outings. If Chappell keeps this up, he's going to need one. The Indiana senior quarterback threw the ...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wonder if Minneapolis would consider swapping its football and baseball teams with us poor saps here in Chicago. We'll throw in our ex-governor for free! Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany reiterated Tuesday that geography won't be the driving force...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  12. Adrian Clayborn leads way for Hawkeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After a recent spring workout, Iowa's four starting defensive linemen made the walk from the practice fields to the football complex, which snakes past the school's baseball field. A game was going on at the time, and fans sitti...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  13. Swinney: Parker shouldn't pass up football

    Adam Rittenberg

    Kyle Parker carries a .396 batting average into tonight's game against Coastal Carolina. The outfielder/first baseman leads Clemson's baseball team in that category, not to mention slugging percentage (.747), hits (36), runs (33) and on-base percenta...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  14. Wildcats defense looks strong up the middle

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg EVANSTON, Ill. -- Leave it to Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald, a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, to use a baseball reference to describe the keys to a good defense. "It's important to hav...

    Blog | August 12, 2009
  15. Minnesota's Decker switches focus back to football

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Admit it. You want to be Eric Decker. Who doesn't? He's one of the best wide receivers in college football, and he has been selected in each of the last two Major League Baseball drafts, most recently ...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  16. Gophers' Decker drafted by hometown Twins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Eric Decker's big decision just got a little more interesting. The Minnesota senior wide receiver was selected by the hometown Minnesota Twins in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball draft Wed...

    Blog | June 10, 2009