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  1. Big Ten backs deliver historic season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon can be mesmerizing. He's such a dynamic runner, seemingly always on the verge of another huge play, that it's hard to ever turn away. The Wisconsin junior is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season even if he doesn't win the award nex...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    This week's Big Ten bowls debate centered on the bottom of the projections, not the top. But first things first. Ohio State maintained its No. 1 spot and will be heading at least for a New Year's Six bowl game. Another Buckeyes win or two, coupled...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Big Ten's second act worth watching

    Adam Rittenberg

    The great thing about the college football season is that until it ends, there is a chance to change the story. Players, coaches, teams and even leagues can have a second act. The Big Ten's first act in 2014 was a tragedy or comedy -- probably bot...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon makes his case for Heisman

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon didn't see Ron Dayne as he entered Wisconsin's interview room early Saturday evening. Gordon sidestepped Dayne, just as he did numerous Nebraska defenders during an afternoon that won't soon be forgotten in a place u...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  5. Instant Analysis: No. 20 Wisconsin 59, No. 16 Nebraska 24

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- After falling behind by 14 points early, No. 20 Wisconsin surged back to wallop No. 16 Nebraska 59-24 behind junior running back Melvin Gordon, who delivered an unforgettable performance to bolster his Heisman candidacy in a national...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  6. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State reclaimed the Big Ten throne Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. About 69 hours later, the Buckeyes officially occupy the top spot in the Big Ten bowl projections. Ohio State is our pick to win the Big Ten. Will that equate to a spot in ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Gophers dance into November relevancy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jerry Kill joked Sunday night that he needs to start barring cameras from Minnesota's locker room. Kill's locker-room dance display after Minnesota thumped Iowa 51-14 on Saturday went viral. The Gophers coach got down, literally, and, with apologi...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. Urban Meyer wisely changes tune on future of Ohio State QB positi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Urban Meyer knows you have eyes. He knows what those eyes see every Saturday. And he knows that pulling wool over those eyes isn't a wise move. Meyer knows that what he said five weeks ago -- that Braxton Miller will be Ohio State's starting quart...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. Ohio State fights low ceiling in B1G penthouse

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ohio State made its down payment late in the first half with long touchdown strikes from J.T. Barrett to Michael Thomas and Devin Smith. The Buckeyes completed their building inspection late in the third quarter with a run-fueled scoring drive. Th...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  10. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to get serious about these projections. Confession: We've been a little loosey-goosey with these in recent weeks, as they really didn't mean much so far out from the actual selections. Well, the Big Ten had a little chat and set us strai...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  11. Don't sleep on improving Big Ten West

    Adam Rittenberg

    After being shoved aside by a rep-ruining Week 2 and a division crossover schedule bereft of intrigue, the Big Ten matters again this week. Ohio State-Michigan State is finally here. ESPN's "College GameDay" will be on hand. This week's slate of g...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  12. Connor Cook of Michigan State Spartans expects to return for seni...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  13. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tuesday nights have become rather significant in college football with the release of the playoff selection committee's rankings. As a result, bowl projections also move to Tuesdays and will be released immediately after the committee's rundown. L...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Michigan State sharpens focus as stakes get higher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State was getting casual. The Spartans were winning Big Ten games, just as they had in 2013, but not with their standard precision and 60-minute focus. A near blown lead against Nebraska. Poor decisions from players and coaches against Pu...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  15. Gopher specialists outline practice grind

    Adam Rittenberg

    In-season practices are typically about two hours, and many squads work on special teams right at the start. So how do the specialists -- kickers, punters, snappers -- occupy themselves the rest of the time? We now know. Minnesota's specialists ha...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  16. Watch Big Ten mascots 'Shake It Off'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Having a case of the Mondays? Not to fret, my friends. Sparty and his band of Big Ten mascots are here to lift your spirits. OK, so you might hate pop music or Taylor Swift. But if you don't enjoy choreographed mascot dances, you are a cold, humor...

    Blog | October 20, 2014