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  1. Ohio State's Cam Heyward eyes big finish

    Adam Rittenberg

    NEW ORLEANS -- Cameron Heyward plays football for moments like this. It's not as if the Ohio State standout defensive lineman slacks off for non-marquee games. But he understands what it means to play on the big stage against top competition, and ...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  2. Big Ten guarantees four-year scholarships to student athletes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete's enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  3. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football, please get here. I can't stand watching Chicago baseball any more. Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is open to a 10-game conference schedule. Michigan State tops the Big Ten's special teams rankings. MSU finishes second on'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Wildcats offense aims to make waves again

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Two years ago, the Big Ten blog ranked Northwestern's wide receivers and tight ends as the league's best. The Wildcats proceeded to finish 106th and 69th in passing the next two seasons. Whoops. Our prediction clearly missed t...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Eventful week in the Big Ten so far, and bowl season wraps up tonight in South Florida. Time to check the mail ... Dave from Columbus, Ohio, writes: Adam -It was great to see Coach Dantonio finish out the season with a Rose Bowl win. His team's...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Podcast: Big Ten preseason storylines

    Adam Rittenberg

    I joined ESPN colleagues Ivan Maisel and Matt Barrie earlier Wednesday on the ESPNU College Football podcast, where we discussed some Big Ten preseason story lines. Among them: Whether any other teams besides Ohio State finish in the Top 10, quarterb...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  7. What we learned this spring in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    1. Big Ten offenses will emphasize the pass more in 2013. Indiana was the only Big Ten team to finish in the top 30 nationally in pass offense last season, and seven league squads finished 94th or worse. Greater balance is the goal around much of the...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  8. Best case/Worst case: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're plodding our way through the best case/worst case scenarios for each Big Ten team (promise to finish up before the season). Up next: Northwestern. As a reminder, these pieces are not in any way predictions. They are meant to illustrate the r...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  9. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Spring game preview: Ohio State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three spring games are on tap Saturday around the Big Ten, and we're taking a look at each one. Let's finish today's roundup by examining the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio State. When: 1:30 p.m. ET, Saturday Where: Ohio Stadium Admissio...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    The links aren't going anywhere, but the Big Ten chat starts right now! There are few definitive answers regarding Bubba Starling and Nebraska right now, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. Iowa's defense hopes to finish the jo...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  12. Big Ten places three in final AP top 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final Associated Press Top 25 poll is out, and the Big Ten placed three teams among the top 15. Sugar Bowl champ Ohio State leads off the Big Ten contingent at No. 5, marking the Buckeyes' seventh top 5 finish in Jim Tressel's 10 years as coac...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  13. Wisconsin RB John Clay leaves Badgers for NFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wisconsin junior running back John Clay has decided to pass up his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  14. Big Ten race update: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brace yourself. November will be a wild ride in the Big Ten. Four Big Ten squads enter November with one conference loss, and all four teams want to emerge from the month the exact same way. We could see as many as three teams finish atop the Big ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  15. Big Ten preview day is here!

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many of you have been spending the past few weeks reading the nation's best college football preview, as my colleagues have dissected every league in the land. Except one. The preview finishes with the Big Ten today, and while I'm biased, I think ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  16. Big Ten position rankings: Special teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    The position rankings finish with the special-teams units. For this list, I examine kickers, punters, return men and coverage units and look at each team's overall picture in the all-important third phase. The Big Ten loses several elite specialists,...

    Blog | August 26, 2010