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  1. Delany: Early signing date merits more talk

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unlike other conferences, the Big Ten hasn't taken a formal position on an early signing period. Many league coaches see the benefits but differ on when such a period would start and how exactly it would work. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and h...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  2. B1G must push for earlier official visits

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unlike the ACC or SEC, the Big Ten hasn't taken an official position on an early signing period. Many Big Ten coaches see the benefits, but there has been no united front. Here's a bit of advice: The Big Ten coaches should band together about an u...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. Delany: Voting process vital to autonomy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many of the benefits for college players gaining national attention these days aren't new to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. He brought them up years ago. Increasing the value of an athletic scholarship to the federal full cost of attendance fig...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. B1G needs other leagues to align at nine

    Adam Rittenberg

    I used to oppose the idea of the Big Ten increasing its schedule from eight league games to nine. Although I understood the benefits for fans (in theory, more quality games), players (the chance to play league members more often) and athletic dire...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. When do B1G teams get their commits?

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the coming days, I'll take a closer look at whether the Big Ten would benefit from having prospects take official visits earlier, such as at the end of their junior years in high school. It's an idea Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo has champ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  6. Wisconsin exploring Lambeau Field game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is becoming a big fan of neutral-site games. He can't stop talking about them. When we met in March, he discussed the benefits of such games. The following day, Wisconsin announced it would open the 2015 s...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. B1G elite should benefit from '13 schedules

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bill Parcells famously said, "You are what your record says you are." But teams hovering between good and great are often defined largely by the quality of their schedules. Take Michigan, for example. The Wolverines finished 11-2 in 2011, Brady Ho...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. College football - Ohio State's Braxton Miller and Penn State's M...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State's Braxton Miller and Penn State's Matt McGloin have been the Big Ten's best quarterbacks this season, and they've both elevated their play in new offenses for offensive-minded head coaches. They face each other on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  9. Nittany Lions players adjust to big changes at Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has experienced unparalleled turmoil in the last five months, starting with the scandal that rocked State College through its first spring without Joe Paterno. But the players have shown a resiliency that should benefit them come fall.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  10. PSU pays Paterno estate more than $5.5M

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State on Thursday announced it has provided Joe Paterno's estate more than $5.5 million in payments and benefits to settle the late coach's contract. The school says it finalized the remaining payments due to the coach, who was fired in November...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  11. B1G playoff plan primarily benefits ... B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    A college football playoff is on the horizon, and even the Big Ten, for years seen as the No. 1 obstructionist conference, has put together a postseason plan. From the Chicago Tribune: Sources told the Tribune that a Big Ten plan would remove t...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  12. Nebraska gets probation for books case

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA has put Nebraska on two years probation and agreed to a self-imposed fine stemming from an impermissible benefits case involving textbooks and school supplies. Nebraska last summer self-reported violations that student-athletes had inadve...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  13. Ohio State Buckeyes suspend Jordan Hall, Corey Brown, Travis Howa...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State has suspended three players for receiving impermissible benefits at a charity event earlier this year.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  14. Big Ten's Jim Delany says Jim Tressel made a 'fundamental error'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany acknowledged Jim Tressel made "a fundamental error" when the ex-Ohio State coach failed to pass along information about potential rules violations by Buckeyes players to other athletic department officials.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2011
  15. No consensus on Ohio State fallout poll

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some poll questions are better than others, and the debate about which Big Ten team would benefit most if Ohio State backslides has been an intriguing one. As of Friday morning, with more than 7,500 votes tallied in Thursday's poll, there's no con...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  16. Gauging blame for Terrelle Pryor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Tressel has resigned as Ohio State's coach, and the spotlight now has turned to quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The Buckeyes star is being investigated for his use of cars and allegations he received extra benefits. Pryor also is feeling much of t...

    Blog | June 02, 2011