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  1. Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season? Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Rutgers adds series against Washington

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten/Pac-12 scheduling alliance might be dead, but the leagues will match up a lot in the coming years thanks to agreements between individual schools. New Big Ten member Rutgers added another Pac-12 opponent to its future on Thursday, anno...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  3. Big Ten second-half preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    We've closed the book on the first half of Big Ten play, and what a dull, uninspiring book it was. From the mediocre nonconference showing (9-8 against BCS automatic-qualifying teams) to the excess of open weeks to the lack of marquee league match...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. Michigan's Gardner could be QBR star

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN has a very cool new metric for evaluating college quarterbacks, the QBR, which is explained here. We'll use it a lot when sizing up Big Ten quarterbacks and how they match up with signal-callers around the country. The QBR system measures col...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  5. Suh crushes Dayne to win tournament title

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unfortunately for us, Ndamukong Suh and Ron Dayne never met on a college football field. If they had, the Richter scale would have had to be functioning correctly. Alas, Suh and Dayne could only match up in our fictional Big Ten players tournament...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  6. Final Big Ten power rankings for 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    Alabama and Notre Dame put a bow on the 2012 college football season Monday night. Most of the Big Ten would just as soon douse it with gasoline and light a match. But before a largely forgettable 2012 Big Ten season goes up in flames, let's take ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. Beckman, Fitzgerald trying to fuel rivalry

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some Big Ten rivalries burn year-round. Others need a few gallons of kerosene and a book of matches. The Illinois-Northwestern series undoubtedly falls in the latter category. Although the teams share a state and have played 105 times since 1892, ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  8. Simulating Nebraska in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Expectations are high for Nebraska in its first season as a Big Ten member, and we'll soon find out how the Huskers match up in their new league. But how would Big Red have fared in the past? Would Nebraska's dominant teams of the late 1990s won t...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  9. Is Big Ten falling from moral high ground?

    Adam Rittenberg

    In the never-ending shouting match about conference superiority -- sorry folks, this will never be a civilized debate -- folks from Big Ten country have used the moral high ground as part of their case against the SEC. I'll admit I've done it, too...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  10. Spring superlatives: Nebraska

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spring superlatives series, which examines the strongest and weakest position groups for each Big Ten squad in the spring, matches on with Nebraska. Strongest position: Defensive line Key returnees: DT Jared Crick (70 tackles, 17 tackles f...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  11. More grudge matches in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you can't tell, our theme today is hot matchups for the 2010 season, the games that are already stoking the fires on college campuses around the country. The Michigan-Michigan State game in Ann Arbor fits the description, and I'd rather be nowh...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  12. Big Ten expansion links: Seeing Red

    Adam Rittenberg

    There are literally hundreds of these, but I've found some of the best for you. Enjoy. And go USA! As a bad marriage with the Big 12 ended, Nebraska found a perfect match with the Big Ten, colleague Ivan Maisel writes.'s Dennis...

    Blog | June 12, 2010
  13. Big Ten and Nebraska make a great match

    Adam Rittenberg

    It will take some time to get used to the Big Red in the Big Ten. College football is built on tradition and long-term associations, and Nebraska always has been linked to Colorado, Oklahoma and others from the former Big 8. It'll feel odd to see ...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  14. Video: Penn State-Michigan State preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg takes a closer look at the match up between Penn State and Michigan State....

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  15. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Week 3 doesn't match its predecessor in terms of national prestige, but it still means a lot to the Big Ten. Wins over teams like Cal, Arizona and even Notre Dame would help the league's national reputation. ...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  16. Match-ups for Champs Sports, Insight bowls set

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg To round out the Big Ten tie-in bowl match-ups, Wisconsin will face Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl, while Minnesota heads to the Insight Bowl to face Kansas. Wisconsin will play in a Florida bowl for the ...

    Blog | December 07, 2008