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  1. PSU's O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's Bill O'Brien has earned another coaching honor for his Year 1 success in State College, and the latest award has a link to his predecessor. O'Brien on Thursday night was named the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year winner at a ceremony in ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  2. Parallels between Paterno and Bryant

    Adam Rittenberg

    When asked why he didn't retire from coaching, Joe Paterno often was reminded of his friend, rival and fellow coaching icon, Paul "Bear" Bryant. Paterno looked up to Bryant and coached against him five times (four times as a head coach, once as an...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Any dinner recommendations for Columbus tonight? Both Michigan and Notre Dame have a chance to take a big step Saturday, colleague Mark Schlabach writes. A great slate of games overshadows Michigan-Notre Dame a bit, Bob Wojnowski writes in The De...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is it Saturday yet? Joe Paterno is reluctant to talk about his past with Alabama and Bear Bryant, Bernard Fernandez writes in the Philadelphia Daily News. The uncle of Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden will be rooting for Alabama on Saturday, Jer...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  5. Viewing JoePa without his signature specs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Joe Paterno can see better than he has in decades, thanks to vision correction surgery. His signature Coke bottle glasses are no longer needed. But when the legendary Penn State head coach runs on the field this season, will we view him in a diffe...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  6. Big Ten moments of the decade

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last decade brought us many memorable moments in the Big Ten. From coaching milestones to individual awards to a national championship to the possibility of expansion, the Big Ten had it all in the aughts. Here's a look back at 10 moments that...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg One day closer to actual football. The offseason is waaaay too long. Purdue quarterback Robert Marve discusses the knee injury that should keep him limited for the entire fall, Mike Carmin writes in Th...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  8. JoePa statue: Have you seen my glasses?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The real Joe Paterno probably wouldn't mind if he had lost his inch-thick glasses during the second quarter of the Rose Bowl, when USC piled up 24 points on his Penn State team. It was hard to watch. But the Joe P...

    Blog | January 08, 2009
  9. Big Ten tour: Q&A with Jim Delany, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Here's the second half of my interview with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. Are you pretty satisfied with the Big Ten's current bowl agreements or would you like to see some changes? Jim Delan...

    Blog | July 31, 2008
  10. Glenn a perfect fit for Cowboys

    Adam Rittenberg

    Coach Joe Glenn has done it his way at Wyoming, and his players wouldn't want it any other way. * Non-BCS notes

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2005