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  1. Big Ten needs its middle class to rise

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are two ways for the Big Ten to boost its sagging national reputation. The first is the most direct, effective and difficult: win a national championship. The BCS championship game is the only contest that truly shapes national perception. W...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  2. Spartans rise to No. 5 in BCS standings

    Adam Rittenberg

    The BCS computers continue to love the Green and White, and Michigan State's path to the BCS championship game got a little easier this week. The Spartans rise to No. 5 in the latest BCS standings, trailing Auburn, Oregon, TCU and Boise State. Mic...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  3. Bo Pelini having fun so far in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    The end of the SEC's national titles streak wasn't the best thing that happened in Big Ten country on Monday night. During the second quarter of the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini took to Twitter and ... tweeted at ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Big Ten rooting interests: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's the penultimate version of rooting interests, the post that examines the Big Ten's contenders for three goals -- national championship, BCS at-large berth and division titles -- and what they should root for in the upcoming weekend of games. The...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  5. Big Ten chat: today at 1 p.m. ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    You'll have to wait just a bit longer than normal for my weekly Big Ten chat, which comes to you an hour later than usual today at 1 p.m. ET. Join me to discuss Week 13 in the Big Ten, the likely championship game (Michigan State-Ohio State), the BCS...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. Several forces hurting Buckeyes schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any conversation about Ohio State's national championship chances inevitably traces back to the Buckeyes' schedule. The slate is the main reason why Urban Meyer's team sits at No. 3 in the BCS standings, despite a 9-0 record and a 21-game winning ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. Nebraska's Perlman: Plus-one still preferred

    Adam Rittenberg

    The sense coming out of last week's BCS meetings is that college football soon will adopt a four-team playoff model with two designated semifinals and a championship game. But don't count out the so-called "plus-one," where the top two teams are s...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. Illinois hiring Billy Gonzales as OC

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois fans, let me tell you about your new offensive coordinator, Billy Gonzales. He has been on coaching staffs that have won two national championships and played for another, and won three BCS bowl games. He coached seven Florida wide receiv...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  9. One last stab at B1G bowl projections

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm about to leave Indianapolis after an incredible inaugural Big Ten championship game. Before I go, here's one last stab at projecting the Big Ten bowls. Michigan's BCS at-large hopes improved Saturday as Houston, Georgia and Oklahoma all suffer...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  10. Reviewing B1G's bowl selection procedure

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bowl selections are right around the corner, so I thought it would be a good time to review the Big Ten's new selection procedure. The big changes this year involve teams in the league championship game and the top two bowls after the BCS selections,...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Big Ten turns another BCS double play

    Adam Rittenberg

    Those of us who want the Big Ten to expand and add a championship game should understand the consequences, which played out again Sunday night. The Big Ten once again is sending two teams to BCS bowls, marking the fifth consecutive season the leag...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  12. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten received a major BCS boost Saturday afternoon, as Oklahoma crushed Oklahoma State to take the Cowboys out of the at-large mix. It would now take an unlikely event or two, namely Texas losing in the Big 12 championship game, to prevent ...

    Blog | November 29, 2009
  13. Tressel's legacy defined by Michigan week

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Tressel may go on to win another national championship at Ohio State. He'll likely win more BCS bowl games and more Big Ten titles. When he's finished coaching, he might enter politics or open his own sweater vest manufacturing company. ...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  14. It's game day at Ohio Stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Most of us want a true Big Ten championship game. Today's contest at Ohio Stadium is as close as it gets. Greetings from The Shoe, where No. 10 Iowa and No. 11 Ohio State meet with the Big Ten's automatic BCS bowl berth, almost c...

    Blog | November 14, 2009
  15. Sooners deserve same treatment as Buckeyes

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Fairly or unfairly, Ohio State has become the national whipping boy for its recent struggles in big games, especially the BCS championship. Well, the Buckeyes have some company in the basement of blame. Oklaho...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  16. Obscure Northwestern game resonates for Meyer

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg A game that wasn't even supposed to happen had a profound impact on Florida head coach Urban Meyer and holds sigificance in tonight's FedEx BCS National Championship Game. On Nov. 17, 2001, Meyer brought his Bowli...

    Blog | January 08, 2009