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  1. Week 4 gives B1G chance for baby steps

    Adam Rittenberg

    One and ten. Get to know those numbers because they'll be shoved down your throat all week. After the Big Ten's worst two-week stretch in nonconference play since, well, ever, the league sits with a 1-10 record against Power 5 teams and Notre Dame...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  3. Patterson, Kill cut from 'same cloth'

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 7-11. That is what Dennis Franchione's wife, Kim, calls the football office because of time coaches arrive and depart. But when Franchione had two young Kansans on his staff at NAIA Pittsburg State in the late 1980s, the office might as well h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. Slumping Wildcats need fiery Fitzgerald

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last month, I drove up to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to attend one of Northwestern's off-site practices at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I learned absolutely nothing. It was the same day the Big Ten Network's bus tour visited the Wildcats. Barely...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three thoughts to kick off a fine Tuesday morning. The timing of Penn State's bowl ban being lifted coincides nicely with Saturday's trip to Rutgers. We knew the Scarlet Knights faithful would be geared up for Rutgers' Big Ten debut against the p...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. End of Penn State bowl ban: What it means

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State football has paid its penance, and the NCAA's executive committee on Monday lifted a bowl ban on the program and will return the full complement of 85 scholarships by 2015-16. So what does it all mean? Read on. Penn State is re...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. B1G fix might require collective effort

    Adam Rittenberg

    When the Big Ten suffers through a Saturday like this past one, it's only natural to extrapolate about the state of the league. Because this isn't just an isolated incident. Mama clearly was talking about the Big Ten when she said there'd be days ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten reporting crew thought about scrapping this entirely after a week in which few teams in this conference looked worthy of a postseason trip. An uninspiring day of MAC-tion and near misses slipped into a night of three double-digit losses i...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  9. Delany 'disappointed,' still sees playoff path

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany feels your pain. "I'm the No. 1 fan of the Big Ten so I look at it more like a fan looks at it," the league commissioner told ESPN.com on Sunday. "I don't get over it immediately. I give myself a day to think about it. "But I have to...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  11. B1G schedules enter new, exciting phase

    Adam Rittenberg

    Some of you will be sad when the lights go out Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. The Michigan-Notre Dame series will go to sleep, and no alarm clock has been set to rouse a rivalry that exists more for some than others. College football fans b...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    On a Sunday night conference call with reporters, six days before another measuring-stick game for his team, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio provided a dose of perspective. "Win or lose, you know, we still have a lot of football games ahead of ...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the opening week of Big Ten play. 1. Familiar issues preventing Wisconsin from next step: The Badgers had a wonderful chance to springboard themselves into the playoff conversation, as they had a young LSU team down 24-7 in the t...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  14. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you're watching Big Ten football on opening weekend, be sure to read between the lines. Don't ignore new quarterbacks like Wes Lunt and Tanner McEvoy, or newcomer defenders like Jabrill Peppers and Jihad Ward, but the real gauge for some team...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  15. Fast start would mean sunny days for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would describe Jim Delany as Mr. Sunshine, but the Big Ten commissioner spread some of it as a new season dawns and, with it, the playoff era in college football. "It's what I would describe as a fresh start," Delany told ESPN.com on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  16. Terps' Leak, Brown draw from year off

    Adam Rittenberg

    When it comes to the most anticipated openers for the 2014 college football season, the Maryland-James Madison game at Byrd Stadium won't make many lists. But for two Terrapins players, it marks the final step in a long road back. Wide receiver Ma...

    Blog | August 25, 2014