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  1. 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 on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. College Football Playoff selection committee expected to be final...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The selection committee for the upcoming College Football Playoff is expected to be finalized by the end of the 2013 season, possibly before the regular season concludes in early December.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  3. Alvarez would be on selection committee

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- A playoff arrives for college football in 2014, but the big mystery in the coming months is the committee that will select the four participating teams. BCS executive director Bill Hancock said in February that the playoff selecti...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. Checking in from commissioners' meeting

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Greetings from the Hotel InterContinental along the Magnificent Mile, site of the latest BCS commissioners' meeting to shape college football's future postseason model. The BCS postseason portion of the meetings takes place today betwee...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Ohio State-Wisconsin pregame

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- We're about 30 minutes away from kickoff between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 18 Wisconsin. I watched Terrelle Pryor in warm-ups, and although he's wearing a brace on his left leg -- he's dealing with a quad strain -- he seemed to be ...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  6. Penn State's Spanier to chair BCS group

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State president Graham Spanier has been named chairman of the BCS presidential oversight committee. Coincidentally, Spanier replaces his new Big Ten colleague Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman as chairman. According to a news release, the ov...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  7. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    I asked enough questions this week. Your turn. Mike from Kansas City, Mo., writes: A lot of college football observers have claimed that the Pac-10's ninth conference game has had the negative side-effect of knocking good teams out of at-large sel...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  8. Access change makes Rose Bowl like others

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here in Big Ten country, we've grown up believing that the Rose Bowl is different from all other bowls. It's special. It's in a class of its own. There's no shortage of reasons why: longevity, history, tradition, pageantry. Heisman Trophy winners ...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  9. Expansion might not hurt at-large hopes

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten has benefited from the BCS system more than any other conference. The league has made the most BCS bowl appearances (21), earned the most at-large selections (9) and sent a team to play for a national title three times despite a so-so ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  10. Rose Bowl selection change could hurt Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg When the new BCS contract begins during the 2010 season, there's a chance you could see a team like Boise State, Utah or TCU in The Granddaddy of Them All. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Co...

    Blog | June 02, 2009