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  1. Gophers slow-playing their way to success

    Adam Rittenberg

    College football has become fast food. More teams are ingesting as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and putting bloated numbers on the scoreboard. Games like last Saturday's captivating track meet between Baylor and TCU -- it featured 1,2...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Hawkeyes ramp up tempo, explosiveness

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The tempo trend sweeping through college football has, for the most part, skipped over the Iowa Hawkeyes. While teams such as Oregon and Baylor operate at a breakneck pace, Iowa continues to shape its offense around power and pl...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's do this. Pastor Mac from Sussex, N.J., writes: All I've been hearing is Texas A & M's desire to join the SEC and how Baylor is holding the Aggies hostage. Seems the Pac-12 is getting whispered as a location for some of the Big 12 if t...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  4. Big 12 lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Taking a spin around the Big 12 ... Big 12 administrators favor giving athletes additional funds, Chuck Carlton writes in the Dallas Morning News. Former Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams makes a good case why players should get more ...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  5. Hope and concern: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Hope and Concern series marches on with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Biggest reason for hope: QB Nathan Scheelhaase Scheelhaase turned in a very impressive freshman season and ended it on a high note against Baylor in the Texas Bowl. By al...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  6. Big 12 lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greetings from Big Ten country. Spent the past two days in Lincoln, and Nebraska fans send their best wishes (riiiight). Let's see what's going on in the Big 12. All the attention on Oklahoma State star Justin Blackmon could mean big things fo...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  7. Instant analysis: Illinois 38, Baylor 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten improves to 2-0 in the bowl season and 2-0 against the pesky Big 12 as Illinois held off Baylor in Houston. Here's a look back at Illinois' 38-14 victory in the Texas Bowl. How the game was won: Nathan Scheelhaase's precision passin...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  8. Illini deliver dominant first half in Houston

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois has been the much better team so far tonight in the Texas Bowl. The bigger surprise: Nathan Scheelhaase has been the much better quarterback than Baylor's Robert Griffin III. Scheelhaase completed all 13 of his first-half pass attempts...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  9. Illini need offensive balance to beat Baylor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois fans have waited nearly three years to see their team in a bowl game. And for coach Ron Zook, the wait has felt a lot longer. But if Zook gets his way Wednesday night in Houston, Illinois' time in the Texas Bowl won't last long. "That'...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  10. Texas Bowl keys

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here are three keys for Illinois for Wednesday afternoon's Texas Bowl matchup against Baylor. 1. Keep Robert Griffin off the field: A no-brainer here. Illinois has the type of rushing attack that, when clicking, can control an entire game. Illinoi...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  11. Texas Bowl: Illinois (6-6) vs. Baylor (7-5)

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois is back in the postseason for the first time since the 2008 Rose Bowl. Baylor? The Bears play in the first bowl game since the 1994 Alamo Bowl. Here's a quick preview of the Illini-Baylor matchup in the Texas Bowl. WHO TO WATCH: Illino...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  12. Illini gearing up for Baylor's Griffin in bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    As a three-year starting linebacker at Illinois, Martez Wilson has faced all types of quarterbacks. More than a handful of the signal callers Wilson has tried to harass fall under the umbrella label "dual threat," a phrase often applied to Baylor ...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  13. Illinois, Northwestern learn bowl spots

    Adam Rittenberg

    The first two Big Ten bowl destinations are now official. Illinois will go to the Texas Bowl and face Baylor on Dec. 29 at Houston's Reliant Stadium, while Northwestern heads to the new TicketCity Bowl and plays Texas Tech on Jan. 1 at the Cotton ...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  14. Big 12 lunchtime links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greetings from Big Ten country. I'm sure Sooners fans are glad to see me. Nebraska people, tell them I'm not that bad. Maryland and Texas and talking about a series in football, but there's no deal in place yet, Jeff Barker writes in The Baltimor...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  15. Big 12's top performers at the combine

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a busy weekend at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, and several former Big 12 stars found themselves in the spotlight during the extensive evaluations. Here's a quick look at the Big 12's top performers in the combine events (more e...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  16. Former Lions DT Taylor starts fresh at Baylor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg My colleague Tim Griffin has an interesting piece over at the Big 12 blog about Phil Taylor, the former Penn State defensive tackle who transferred to Baylor after being dismissed from the program last summer....

    Blog | March 31, 2009