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  1. Breaking down the B1G's draft performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    The biggest non-game on the American sporting calendar is all done, as the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon in New York. After arguably its worst draft in the modern era in 2013, the Big Ten performed better this year with 30 picks. Still...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Houston Texans introduce new coach Bill O'Brien

    Tania Ganguli

    Bill O'Brien, a life-long Northeasterner, was asked about being new to Texas and how he would adjust.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  3. Q&A: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard is one of the top cornerbacks in the Big Ten and an NFL draft prospect. But Dennard learned that life on an island can be rough sometimes in the Spartans' loss to Notre Dame two weeks ago. Dennard and fellow corne...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  4. Take Two: NFL coach drought in Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. Colleag...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Gophers' Vereen provides safety blanket

    Adam Rittenberg

    Anyone could see that Minnesota's secondary took a major step in 2012, helping the defense finish 12th nationally in pass yards allowed and 23rd in pass efficiency. But could anyone identify the most invaluable piece of the Gophers' back four? Pro...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  6. O'Brien's agent: Coach committed to PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's a good night for Bill O'Brien and Penn State fans. O'Brien swept both Big Ten Coach of the Year awards after guiding the Lions to an 8-4 record in his first season as a head coach. And O'Brien's agent tells colleague Darren Rovell that O'Brie...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  7. PSU's Redd ready to unload full 'arsenal'

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- When Penn State running back Silas Redd sat down to watch Super Bowl XLVI, he had two goals in mind. 1. Go Giants! 2. Study the New England Patriots' offense, which would soon become his offense at Penn State under new coa...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  8. Kirk Ferentz's son Brian hired by Iowa Hawkeyes from pool of 102 ...

    The son of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz beat out 100 other applicants for a position on his father's staff and was given a salary $15,000 higher than a second assistant coach hired at the same time, according to documents released Friday.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  9. Ferentz bolsters staff with familiar names

    Adam Rittenberg

    Apologies for posting this late as I've been traveling all morning, but Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has bolstered his staff with former Hawkeyes players, announcing Brian Ferentz as offensive line coach and LeVar Woods as linebackers coach. Brian Fere...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  10. Penn State announces six assistant hires

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday and announced the hires of six assistant coaches on Bill O'Brien's staff. All of these names have been previously reported, but here they are again: Larry Johnson, defensive line Ron Vanderlinden, linebac...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  11. Bill O'Brien could upgrade Lions' QB play

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Penn State fans are disappointed with the list of candidates for the school's head-coaching vacancy, they should check out another list: the school's recent quarterbacks. This exercise isn't meant to further depress Nittany Lions supporters. It...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  12. NFL-to-college route sometimes bumpy

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State has replaced the quintessential college coach, a man with more Division I wins than any coach in history, with a guy coming straight from the NFL. It's an interesting choice, to be sure, and one that has some mixed historical precedent. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  13. Report: Penn State to meet with Bill O'Brien

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State is planning to meet with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Joe Paterno, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting. "Bill is focusing on another Super Bowl run," said O'Bri...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  14. Is Munchak back in play for Penn State?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Mike Munchak-Penn State buzz isn't dying down. Colleague Joe Schad reports Saturday that Munchak, the Tennessee Titans coach, is torn about whether to return to Penn State and help his alma mater through the toughest period in program history....

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  15. 2012 NFL draft - Iowa OT Riley Reiff leads the top Big Ten prospe...

    Steve Muench

    Steve Muench looks at the Big Ten prospects to watch during bowls season -- including Iowa OT Riley Reiff -- and offers up NFL fits for each.

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  16. Mike Vrabel injects optimism for Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    It obviously has been a rough couple of months for Ohio State, from Jim Tressel's resignation to Terrelle Pryor's departure to some disappointing news on the recruiting front. But Buckeyes fans could celebrate Monday after hearing the official wor...

    Blog | July 11, 2011