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  1. Preseason position preview: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wide receiver has been a bit of an albatross for the Big Ten, although last season brought a mini renaissance with four 1,000-yard receivers and another (Illinois' Steve Hull) who nearly got there (993 yards). The bad news is all five of those player...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. A look at the B1G's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard. Unl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Big Ten's top combine performers, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2014 NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis is more than halfway over, and testing results have been recorded for quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, offensive linemen and specialists. As we do every year around this time, let'...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sure, it'd be fun to actually cover a national title game, but it's not every year you get a day like this in Chicago. Yeah, I know you're jealous. To the links ... David Jones with some excellent thoughts on Penn State's coach search, which c...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Offense could keep MSU rolling in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- No one would dispute that Michigan State's defense is the primary reason for the program's ascent. Especially after Wednesday's performance in the Rose Bowl. The Spartan Dawgs showed they can be great even without a great playe...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  6. Spartans QB Cook masters mental game

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As a father, Chris Cook always provided his son, Connor, with positive reinforcement, because that's what parents do. As a former college football player, the elder Cook also knew how such statements can translate to on-field perfor...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  7. Big Ten pick rewind: Championship game

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian won the regular-season predictions contest and made me a poorer man Friday night at Harry and Izzy's in Indianapolis (at least he ordered pork chops, not steak). But when it came to the title game forecast, just call me Nostra-Rittenberg, as I ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. Trick plays become Spartans' trademark

    Adam Rittenberg

    About once a week, a student at Fairfield Christian Academy pokes his head into the athletic director's office and relays a recent realization. "He'll stop in and say, 'I didn't know you threw a fake pass against Notre Dame,'" Aaron Bates said. ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  9. Michigan State Spartans spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 7-6 2012 conference record: 3-5 (fourth in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners LB Max Bullough, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Denicos Allen, S Isaiah Lewis, DE Marcus Rush, QB An...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Spring game preview: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're previewing the three-pack of spring games taking place Saturday afternoon around the Big Ten. You've already seen what Wisconsin and Penn State have on tap. It's time to check in on the annual Green-White Game at Michigan State. When: Sat...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's get to those questions ... Billy Joe from Mohawk, W. Va., writes: With the divisional alignments not being released yet, is there a reason on the delay we are not being told? Perhaps, are they talking about adding two more schools? Is Jim De...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. Michigan State releases spring depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    In anticipation of spring practice kicking off Tuesday, Michigan State on Monday released its depth chart for the session, while head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media. Here are some notes: Three players will miss spring ball after offse...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  13. Spring Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl win against TCU took the sting off of a mostly disappointing season for Michigan State. Picked by many (ahem) to win the Big Ten, the Spartans went 7-6, dropping five games by a total of 13 points, including all four Big Ten...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  14. B1G offenses searching for stars in 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    I thought it would be fun to borrow an idea from our friends at the SEC blog -- they're on our good side after this post -- and look at which Big Ten offenses return the best triumvirates (quarterback, running back, receiver) on offense. It turned...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  15. B1G postseason position rankings: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a brief break for signing day, the postseason position rankings return with the wide receivers and tight ends. The Big Ten had only one team (Indiana) rank in the top 30 nationally in pass offense, and the league's overall depth at receiver and...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  16. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season predictions race is over, and I ran away with the victory. To the victor goes the shrimp cocktail. Brian Bennett saved his best for last, going 6-0 on the final weekend of the year. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. Here's ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012