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  1. Big Ten announces sites for football title game, basketball tourn...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten soon will have a larger East Coast presence, but it is keeping most of its major events in the Midwest.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    College basketball season is over in the state of Michigan, but the party continues in Wisconsin. Ready for some spring football links? Here ya go ... Great news: Indiana WR Isaac Griffith is back in school and soon could return to the footbal...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Badgers ride emotion into Sweet 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- The machine is consistent, reliable and unflappable. Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team operates on autopilot, humming along, a monotone of winning. But basketball games, particularly those in the NCAA tournament, require teams to respond to em...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  4. Michigan poised for another tourney run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- When the graphic of Michigan's 79-65 win against Texas flashed on the big screen in the Wolverines' locker room, Derrick Walton Jr. recoiled in amazement. "Eight assists!" Walton told fellow guard Caris LeVert. Nik Stauskas, who ga...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Big Ten defenses will be put to the test

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Both Michigan and Wisconsin had their share of defensive doubters entering the NCAA tournament. The two Big Ten representatives silenced them, at least for a day, by effectively making one of the baskets disappear at the BMO Harris Bradl...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Texas' team commitment pays off in end

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Many teams create watchwords before the season or the NCAA tournament, corny but commendable slogans that look good on dry-erase boards or in Twitter hashtags. Few teams follow through on them. Even fewer do so the way Texas did Thurs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  7. Badgers know they need to make a run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin players found themselves in a slightly awkward place Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, occupying the locker room belonging to their in-state rival, Marquette. Splashed across the gold-and-blue walls were names, num...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  8. Relieved Buckeyes escape Madison

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The occasion called for euphoria, but there was only relief for Ohio State. As Buckeyes coach Thad Matta walked to the locker room, minutes after recording only his second win at the Kohl Center, he passed assistant Greg Paulus an...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  9. B1G ADs know committee has tough task

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith chaired the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee and had to explain why UAB made it into the field and Alabama did not. Telling Alabama's basketball team it missed o...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  10. B1G spring meetings Day 1 notes

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The Big Ten's annual joint group meetings are under way as men's basketball coaches, athletic directors and others gathered Monday afternoon. The portion of the ADs' meetings most relevant to the Big Ten football blog take place Tuesday...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The men's college basketball season is over and the Big Ten's title drought continues, but spring football marches onward. Link time ... Jack Hoffman's story has captured the nation after his touchdown run at Nebraska's spring game. Coach Bo P...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  12. Rutgers mess won't impact Big Ten move

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany released a statement Friday about the messy situation at future league member Rutgers, which has fired men's basketball coach Mike Rice and accepted the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti in the wake of vide...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  13. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Great basketball on tap this week, and we're getting closer to the first set of Big Ten spring games. To the mail ... Ethan from Hershey, Pa., writes: As a PSU fan, I'm really looking forward to renewing our rivalry with Maryland. When the B1G ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  14. Dayne edges Brees to advance to final

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait until Sunday to learn the complete Final Four in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. We won't test your patience that much with the Big Ten players tournament, which features top performers from the past 15 seasons. O...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  15. Randle El upsets Smith to advance

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a sports day made famous for incredible upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament, we have a surprise to share in our own Big Ten players tournament. Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, the No. 7 seed, knocked off No. 2 seed Troy Smith, the O...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  16. Big Ten players tournament, Game 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off tonight in Dayton, Ohio, but the Big Ten players tournament is already off and running. It's time to look at the second of four first-round matchups between Big Ten standouts from the past 15 seasons. As ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013